Liturgical ranks range downward: Bishop, Priest, Deacon. Only a bishop may administer the Sacrament of Holy Orders and is the preferred minister of the Sacrament of Confirmation. He is the only one empowered to absolve someone who is under excommunication for abortion. A priest may administer the other five, and Confirmation under special circumstances. A Deacon may assist in the Mass, parish duties, and preach the Gospel. Permanent deacons may be married, IF they was married prior to his diaconate, but may not marry or marry again after ordination.Answer1. The Pope
2. The Bishops
4. The Laity
it is created in from the top position to the bottom, the guy in the top is more powerful. 1.pope 2.archbishops 3.bishops 4.priests, 5.laity.Catholic AnswerIn the Catholic faith the hierarchy has a very specific meaning explained below. If you are asking for the organization of the Church, that is a little different. The Church, basically, has Jesus Christ as its Head and all the faithful as its members, defined as the whole People of God - this includes in some fashion *everyone* who has been baptized and professed their faith in Jesus Christ. This would include even Christians who do not identify themselves with the Church (i.e. protestants). Within the Church of Christ there are various ministries of service, beginning with priests who represent Christ in a very real way. Various levels of priest have various responsibilities and powers in representing Christ to the people ending with the Pope, or Holy Father, who is styled, "The servant of the servants of God". The actual hierarchy has been fixed since the very early Church, although there are different "levels" of bishops: Cardinals are usually Bishops who have the additional responsibility of electing the next pope. Archbishops are bishops in charge of an archdiocese. Priests may carry the honorary title of monsignor, but this makes no difference in their priesthood, etc. There are also several minor orders, but they are not considered clerics until they are tonsured, nuns and monks are just religious, but considered "laity" as far as the hierarchy is concerned.
from Modern Catholic Dictionary by John A. Hardon, S.J. Doubleday & Co., Inc. Garden City, NY 1980
Hierarchy. The successors of the Apostles under the Pope as successor of St. Peter. Three powers are included under the Catholic hierarchy: teaching, pastoral, and sacerdotal. They correspond to the threefold office laid on Christ as man for the redemption of the world; the office of prophet or teacher, the pastoral or royal office of ruler, and the priestly office of sanctifying the faithful. Christ transferred this threefold office, with the corresponding powers, to the Apostles and their successors. A man enters the hierarchy by episcopal ordination when he receives the fullness of the priesthood. But he depends on collegial union with the Bishop of Rome and the rest of the Catholic hierarchy for actually being able to exercise the two other powers of teaching divine truth and of legitimately ruling the believers under his jurisdiction. (Etym. Latin hiearchia, holy authority, from Greek hierarchia, power of a hierarches, a steward or president of sacred rites.)
There are three main hierarchy within the Catholic Church. These three tiers includes the Pope, the Bishops and Dioceses, and then the Priests and Parishes.
The hierarchy of the Catholic Church in California supported Proposition 8.
The pope is the leader of the catholic Church on earth.
The Catholic Church formed a hierarchy in the New Testament when the Bishops (under their first Vicar, St. Peter - Matthew 16:17-19) ordained priests and deacons to help.
The Catholic Church.
why does an organizational hierarchy inevitably have an effect on our interactions with others and give examples
Well, I know that the Catholic church has deacons (lower than priests in the Catholic hierarchy), and I believe the Church of England (Anglicans) and Eastern Orthodox have deacons as well.
functional organizational structure
The Roman Catholic Church in the Middle Ages would look similar to the organization of the Roman Catholic Church now - the Pope is the leader who oversees a strict hierarchy of Cardinals, Bishops and other ordained clergymen.
There is one major error here: the Catholic Church, while structured as a hierarchy, is not an example of the feudal system.The Pope is the Bishop of Rome, and the formal leader of the Catholic Church.
If it does not refer to political system of ancient Roman empire and its aristocratic or oligarchic society, it maybe refers to Catholic church and its hierarchy. in fact, hierarchy in that meaning indicates who is who ; for instance : priest , bishop and so on...
By bringing out into the open what they perceived as false doctrines and ecclesiastic malpractice by the Roman Catholic Church, especially the sale of indulgences. The reformers saw this as evidence of the systemic corruption of the Church's Roman Catholic Church hierarchy, which included the Pope.
It is commonly called a hierarchy.
Episcopalian has some church hierarchy (bishops, etc.). I don't think that Baptists have a church hierarchy. There is a Baptist hierarchy within the church consisting of the Pastor and selected Deacons; however, if you are refering to a hierarchy within the denomination, then no, there is not a Baptist hierarchy.
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The roman catholic church ruled, and still does in some places, as a theocracy. A government ruled by a religion. There is a hierarchy, at the head being the Pope, leading all the way down to the priests.
Henry continued to call the Church in England the Catholic Church. He never planned on forming a Protestant Church and continued to prosecute(some might say persecute), Refomers. The only change he made was in the hierarchy, making himself the Supreme Head of the Church.
The lowest position in the medieval church hierarchy was the Parish Priest. This is similar to the hierarchy today, with the Pope at the highest position.
The Anglican Church refers to the Church of England and others direclty associated with it.The Episcopal Church broke with the Church of England after the American Revolution but has reconciled. It describes itself as "Protestant but Catholic"The Anglican Communion is a loose confederation of churches including some Luthern and Methodist churches.There is no international organization or authority over Anglican CommunionChurches.The highest authority in the Church of England is the Archbishop of Canterbury.The other churches have the local bishop as the highest authority. S/he can be removed by the members of the church.Episcopal Churches have ordained women and gays as priests.The Roman Catholic Church has the Pope at the Vatican as the Supreme Authority of EVERY Roman Catholic Church. Local members have no authority over their priests.
No women are not allowed to be in the Roman Catholic church hierarchy but she was a legendary Pope in a book (Called Pope Joan)
As with everything else, its primary cause is God, it's efficient cause was the Catholic Church and its hierarchy, the Pope and the Bishops.
Catholic editions of the Bible are available in most languages for better access to the faithful around the world. The official language of the Church is Latin and thus any official references to the Bible by the Universal Church hierarchy are cited in Latin.
Luther and others opposed what they perceived as false doctrines and ecclesiastic malpractice by the Roman Catholic Church, especially the sale of indulgences. The reformers saw this as evidence of the systemic corruption of the Roman Catholic Church's hierarchy, which included the Pope.
There is a Lutheran Church and a Catholic Church but no Lutheran Catholic Church.