Bajoran religion is centered around worshiping the Prophets who reside in the Celestial Temple. The principle artifacts of their faith are the Tears of the Prophets, which were sent to the Bajorans over a ten thousand year period by the Prophets. (DS9: "Emissary", et al)
The Bajoran religion is overseen by the Vedeks of the Vedek Assembly, lead by the Kai, the highest spiritual leader on Bajor. In 2369, the Emissary of the Prophets was revealed when Benjamin Sisko discovered the Bajoran wormhole fulfilling a Bajoran prophecy. (DS9: "Emissary")
While most of the populace of Bajor worship the Prophets, a smaller subsection worship the Pah-wraiths. The worshipers of the Cult of the Pah-wraiths were widely considered a joke by most Bajorans, but the temporary closing of the Bajoran wormhole in 2374 increased the cult's influence. (DS9: "Image in the Sand")
Prior to Federation membership, the Bajoran religious hierarchy suppressed any alternate interpretations of the relationship between the Bajorans and the Prophets. However, by 2409 the church had divided into at least two denominations, Orthodox and Foundation Reformist. (DS9 novel: Avatar; Bait and Switch: "From Bajor to the Black, Part I", The Wrong Reflection, "Last Rights")
- Leader of the faith, elected from the vedeks.
- High-ranking member of the faith, sits on the Vedek Assembly. Responsible for electing the kai. Equivalent to a Roman Catholic bishop or cardinal.
- Equivalent to an ordinary Christian priest.
- A monk of the Bajoran faith.