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Holy Orders

Holy Orders
Holy Orders

Holy Orders

Ordination is the sacramental ceremony in which a man
becomes a deacon, priest, or bishop
and enabled to minister in Christ's name and that of the Church.
There are three ordinations in the Sacrament of Holy Orders:
diaconate, priesthood and episcopal.
 
The ordination ceremony includes various rituals, rich in meaning and history,
e.g., prostration, laying on of hands, anointing of hands,
giving of the chalice and paten, sign of peace.
 
Those who receive the sacrament of Holy Orders -- as a deacon, priest or bishop --
are consecrated in Christ's name "to feed the Church by the word and grace of God."
 
Contact the priests in the Rectory if you have any questions about vocations.

 


Frequently Asked Questions
(click your questions)
 

Are there three different ordinations?

How old do men have to be to become priests?

How do I know if I am being called to the priesthood?

Requirements

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