Vedeks are established representatives of the Bajoran religion. Selected Vedeks are allowed to join the Vedek Assembly and can be elected as the Kai. (DS9 episodes: "In the Hands of the Prophets", "The Collaborator")
They were amongst the highest religious positions a Bajoran could attain and had the unique authority that allowed them to incite masses with their words. (DS9 novel: The Heart of the Warrior)
Members of the Janalan order chanted constantly in order to promote the health and well-being of other Bajorans. (TNG episode: "Lower Decks")
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