Vedeks were high-ranking clerics of the Bajoran religion. The Vedek Assembly was a body on Bajor made up of selected vedeks.
The vedeks of the Vedek Assembly were responsible for electing the
kai from among their number. ( : " DS9 In the Hands of the Prophets", " The Collaborator")
Christian terms, a vedek is closely equivalent to a bishop, with those sitting on the Assembly equivalent to Roman Catholic cardinals.
Alternate realities Edit
mirror universe vedeks often helped Vulcan and Terran slaves escape from the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance at great risk to their own lives (" A Debt of Honor", " The Gift").
In an alternate universe where the
Pah-Wraiths claimed dominance over Bajor, Pah-Wraith clergy at this level also referred to themselves as "vedeks." ( --Catacombs of Oralius stories)
Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Known vedeks Edit
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