Strong's #3009: leitourgia (pronounced li-toorg-ee'-ah)
from 3008; public function (as priest ("liturgy") or almsgiver):--ministration(-try), service.
Thayer's Greek Lexicon:
1) a public office which a citizen undertakes to administer at his own expense
2) any service
2a) of military service
2b) of the service of workmen
2c) of that done to nature in the cohabitation of man and wife
3) biblical usage
3a) a service or ministry of the priests relative to the prayers and sacrifices offered to God
3b) a gift or benefaction for the relief of the needy
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Relation: from G3008
Citing in TDNT: 4:215, 526
This word is used 6 times:
Luke 1:23: "the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own"
2 Corinthians 9:12: "the administration of this service not only supplieth"
Philippians 2:17: "the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and"
Philippians 2:30: "supply your lack of service toward me."
Hebrews 8:6: "now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator"
Hebrews 9:21: "the vessels of the ministry."