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  Circle of Prayer - The Sacrament of Holy Orders
Holy Orders is the sacrament through which men receive the power and grace to perform the sacred duties of bishops, priests, and other ministers of the Church.
The conferring of the Sacrament of Holy Orders (diaconate and priesthood) and the conferring of tonsure, the minor orders (porter, lector, exorcist, and acolyte) and the subdiaconate.
The orders are the episcopate, the priesthood and the diaconate.
www.circleofprayer.com /holy-orders.html   (3283 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Holy Orders
Order is used to signify not only the particular rank or general status of the clergy, but also the outward action by which they are raised to that status, and thus stands for ordination.
Holy Scripture attributed the power to the Apostles and their successors (Acts 6:6; 16:22; 1 Timothy 5:22; 2 Timothy 1:6; Titus 1:5), and the Fathers and councils ascribe the power to the bishop exclusively.
For admission to minor orders, the testimony from the parish priest or from the master of the school where the candidate was educated--generally, therefore, the superior of the seminary--is required.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11279a.htm   (5568 words)

  
 Catholic Online - Prayers
The degrees of order - the four minor and three major orders with the highest of all, that of Bishop - signify an order of rank in the mediation of grace.
The effect of the sacrament of order is to impart the Holy Spirit and to impress an indelible character, which permanently distinguishes those in orders from the laity.
Conditions for the valid reception of order are baptism and being of the male sex.
www.catholic.org /clife/prayers/sacrament.php?id=6   (970 words)

  
 orders, holy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
From the late Middle Ages, the minor orders and the major orders of subdiaconate and diaconate were largely ceremonial, considered steps to priestly ordination, and were taken by those who intended to be ordained to the priesthood.
In 1972 tonsure, minor orders, and subdiaconate were abolished, and a rite of admission to candidacy to the diaconate and priesthood took their place.
In the Roman Catholic Church the ordination to the priesthood is considered a sacrament, conferring on the recipient the power to celebrate the eucharist and marking the priest with an indelible character.
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HOLY ORDERS Chapter Five of "Holy Thursday: An Intimate Remembrance" by Francois Mauriac.
The grace of Holy Thursday will be transmitted unto the end of time, unto the last of the priests who will celebrate the last Mass in a shattered universe.
Holy Thursday created these men; a mark was stamped on them; a sign was given to them.
www.ewtn.com /library/PRIESTS/HOLYORDR.TXT   (1148 words)

  
 Holy Orders - A Channel of Grace
The plural, Orders, is commonly used because there are three levels of this one sacrament, namely the diaconate, priesthood, and episcopate.
Orders, or holy ordination, is truly and properly a sacrament instituted by Christ our Lord.
To distribute Holy Communion as an extraordinary minister, whenever priests or deacons are unable to do so or the number of communicants is so large that the Holy sacrifice would be unduly prolonged.
www.therealpresence.org /eucharst/priesthd/holyordr.htm   (1743 words)

  
 Holy Orders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The minor orders and the subdiaconate were not considered sacraments, and for simplicity were suppressed under Pope Paul VI a few years after the Second Vatican Council.
Only the orders (deacon, priest, bishop) previously considered major orders or part of the sacrament of ordination, were retained in most of the Latin rite.
Patriarch Alexius II of Moscow and All Russia conferring the Holy Order of bishop upon a Russian Orthodox priest.
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 Holy Orders
This Order is Sacramental, and the first of the three divinely-instituted grades of the hierarchy of Orders, the others being the priesthood and the episcopate.
As in Baptism and Confirmation, the Sacrament of Holy Orders leaves an indelible mark on the soul of the recipient and can never be repeated once validly received; once a priest, always a priest (even if a priest is laicized and removed from his office, this mark remains).
As said, the minister of the Sacrament of Holy Orders is the Bishop, and the matter of the Sacrament is the imposition of hands, which takes place during the beautiful ceremony of ordination.
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 Holy Orders
Holy Orders have existed throughout the ages in communities of the Holy Spirit and in churches of East and West to keep the flame of life upon earth.
At the present time we offer three Holy Orders that are open to anyone of any religion, faith, or spiritual path: The Order of the Holy Child, The Order of the Diamond Heart and The Order of Saint Joseph.
When members of a Holy Order determine by their freewill to invoke God's Light and focus their prayers, decrees and meditations on a particular planetary situation, this allows God's angels and his emissaries, the ascended masters, to enter into the situation and bring the divine solution.
www.holyorders.org /ho/faq.htm   (545 words)

  
 HTC: The Sacrament of Holy Orders
The sacrament of holy orders in the Church is the objective guarantee of the perpetual presence of Christ with His people.
The lesser orders of the clergy, readers, cantors, and subdeacons, are ordained by cheirothesia (the “placing on of [the bishop’s] hands”).
He is then led through the holy doors into the sanctuary and in procession thrice around the holy table, each time kissing the corners of the holy table.
www.holy-trinity.org /ecclesiology/sacramentofholyorders.html   (1082 words)

  
 Calyr Elf Holy Orders
Holy Orders is a clan unto itself, and all members are a family within it.
All brothers and sisters consider that all others within the Holy Orders are their family, and they are bound by family loyalty to treat them as such.
In the succeeding centuries, the Holy Orders were held together by the "glue" that Carya provided in her written rules, general orders, and prayers.
www.calyr.org /holy_orders.htm   (4180 words)

  
 On Extreme Unction and Holy Orders
Holy Orders is a Sacrament by which bishops, priests, and other ministers of the Church are ordained and receive the power and grace to perform their sacred duties.
The Church possesses and confers on her pastor, the power of orders and the power of jurisdiction; that is, the power to administer the Sacraments and sanctify the faithful, and the power to teach and make laws that direct the faithful to their spiritual good.
To receive Holy Orders worthily it is necessary to be in the state of grace, to have the necessary knowledge and a divine call to this sacred office.
www.catholic.net /RCC/Catechism/3/l25.html   (2796 words)

  
 U.S. Catholic Bishops - Catechism of the Catholic Church
ACRAMENT OF Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry.
Episcopal ordination—fullness of the sacrament of Holy Orders
The sacrament of Holy Orders is conferred by the laying on of hands followed by a solemn prayer of consecration asking God to grant the ordinand the graces of the Holy Spirit required for his ministry.
www.usccb.org /catechism/text/pt2sect2chpt3.htm   (4956 words)

  
 Holy Orders - The Minor Orders
The historical development of these orders was not the same throughout the Church and, moreover, their functions underwent considerable modifications according to the exigencies of the times.
These four orders are called minor orders because of their lesser importance and dignity when compared to major orders; they are not sacraments.
Not more than two minor orders may be received on the same day; nor is it allowed that tonsure and a minor order be received by the same candidate on the same day.
www.truecatholic.org /ordminor.htm   (485 words)

  
 Our Catholic Faith - Sacrament Of Holy Orders
Others also are mentioned in Holy Scripture as exercising an itinerant ministry, such as those who are in a wider sense called Apostles (Rom., xvi, 7), or prophets, teachers, and evangelists (Eph., iv, 11).
Holy Scripture attributed the power to the Apostles and their successors (Acts, vi, 6; xvi, 22; I Tim., v, 22; II Tim., i, 6; Tit., i, 5), and the Fathers and councils ascribe the power to the bishop exclusively.
Sometimes this call was manifested in an extraordinary manner (Acts, i, 15; xiii, 2); in general, however, the "calling" was made according to the laws of the Church founded on the example of the Apostles.
www.ourcatholicfaith.org /sacraments/holyorders.html   (5895 words)

  
 The Validity of Holy Orders
Since the specious arguments of these persons have distressed many loyal Catholics, it will be useful to consider the falsity of their arguments, and to establish the validity of the Holy Orders received by Archbishop Lefebvre, in the light of the definitions of the Church and of sound Catholic theology.
Now, if in order to effect and confer a Sacrament a person has seriously and correctly used the due matter and form, he is for that very reason presumed to have intended to do what the Church does.
Therefore, in the conferral of the Sacrament of Holy Orders (or of any other) as long as the ordaining bishop, be he Catholic or apostate, observes externally the rite prescribed for the Sacrament, he MUST be presumed to have the right intention, and the Sacrament MUST be accepted as valid.
www.sspx.org /miscellaneous/validity_of_holy_orders.htm   (1915 words)

  
 EIPS - Holy Orders
On the subject of Holy Orders, as on every other, our watchword must be to the law and to the testimony.
HOLY ORDERS is an expression altogether unknown to the Sacred Scriptures, and the thing it represents would have been not less a novelty to the Apostles themselves and their disciples.
The Council of Trent, however, nothing daunted, declares that by " Holy Ordination, bestowed by words and external signs, grace is conferred, and that none ought to doubt that Orders constitute one of the Seven Sacraments of the Holy Church." These conclusions are, as usual, fortified by anathema.
www.ianpaisley.org /article.asp?ArtKey=holyorders   (3876 words)

  
 Sacrament of Holy Orders
The form of this sacrament is the bishop’s prayer of consecration asking God for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and for His gifts proper to the diaconate, presbyterate, or episcopate, as appropriate.
Holy Orders is a sacrament of the living.
The Sacrament of Holy Orders is one of the two sacraments of vocation.
www.secondexodus.com /html/catholicdefinitions/orders.htm   (421 words)

  
 Catechism of the Catholic Church - PART 2 SECTION 2 CHAPTER 3 ARTICLE 6
1536 Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry.
1597 The sacrament of Holy Orders is conferred by the laying on of hands followed by a solemn prayer of consecration asking God to grant the ordinand the graces of the Holy Spirit required for his ministry.
1599 In the Latin Church the sacrament of Holy Orders for the presbyterate is normally conferred only on candidates who are ready to embrace celibacy freely and who publicly manifest their intention of staying celibate for the love of God's kingdom and the service of men.
www.scborromeo.org /ccc/p2s2c3a6.htm   (4888 words)

  
 Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne: Sacraments: Holy Orders
CCC 1536 Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry.
Today the word "ordination" is reserved for the sacramental act which integrates a man into the order of bishops, presbyters, or deacons, and goes beyond a simple election, designation, delegation, or institution by the community, for it confers a gift of the Holy Spirit that permits the exercise of a "sacred power" (sacra potestas)
While this guarantee extends to the sacraments, so that even the minister's sin cannot impede the fruit of grace, in many other acts the minister leaves human traces that are not always signs of fidelity to the Gospel and consequently can harm the apostolic fruitfulness of the Church.
www.melbourne.catholic.org.au /teaching/holyorders.htm   (826 words)

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