Vedeks were established members within Bajoran religion. Not all sat in the Vedek Assembly; one had to be selected to join the ranks.
In late 2369, Vedek Bareil Antos told Commander Benjamin Sisko that he was tired of listening to all 112 vedeks for hours. (DS9: "In the Hands of the Prophets")
The Vedeks of the Janalan order chanted continuously for the health and well-being of their fellow Bajorans. (TNG: "Lower Decks")
The position of vedek appears to have been similar to the rank of cardinal within the Roman Catholic Church. Unlike Cardinals, a vedek is not expected to be celibate.
List of Vedeks Edit