Holy Orders

Within the Catholic Church there are many groups and organizations that focus on specific works. Such orders include the Jesuits and the Franciscans.

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What is the history of holy orders?

First Century: Charisms and Shared Leadership * Catholic church traces ordained ministry back to the Apostles, chosen by Jesus to follow him most closely and later to lead the community after he was gone * In Christian communities many types of ministry and leadership were present, some performed by both men and women * Specific duties fell to those who exhibited a particular charism (talent or gift) for that role * From the beginning, leadership in the Christian churches was a shared ministry * Those who held leadership positions in one local community shared their authority with the individual leaders or group of leaders of other communities Second to the Sixth Centuries: Changes in Roles and Power * Church leadership roles became more specialized * Ordination rites developed for each kind of ministry * Towards the end of this period, the orders of bishops and presbyters (priests) gained more prominence * The role of deacon was by and large absorbed into the functions of the presbyters * Power and authority of priests increased; Bishops delegated more and more responsibility to priests in order to keep up with the growing number of church communities Sixth Century to the Reformation: Class of the Clergy * Bishops and priests became more set apart from the rest of the church community due to the influence of monastic life * Some Christians felt drawn to living apart from society in caves, deserts, or in isolated communities called monasteries * Priests, like monks, dressed differently from other people and followed many of the spiritual practices and prayers of monasticism * By the end of the 12th century, being a priest meant membership in a separate class known collectively as the clergy * The sacraments became more and more the realm of the clergy, with the laity participating mostly as passive observers in public worship

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What is the result of the Holy Orders?

The result of Holy Orders (in the Catholic Church) is an indellible mark on the man's soul that, depending if he is being Ordained a Deacon, Priest, or Bishop, allows him to confer the Sacraments and as such act as a mediator between us and Christ.

As a side note Deacon's can only confer the Sacraments of Matrimony and Baptism; Priest's can confer Baptism, The Eucharist, Confirmation, Absolution through Confession, Marriage, and Anointing of the Sick (also called Last Rites or Extreme Unction); Bishop's can confer all seven Sacraments including Holy Orders.

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What are the two main parts of the Sacrament of Holy Orders?

The 2 main parts of holy orders are the laying on of hands, and the prayer of consecration.

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What are the three levels of Holy Orders?

Deacon

Priest

Bishop

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What sacrament ordains a priest?

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Who is the celebrant of Holy Orders?

Catholic AnswerOnly the Bishop can confer Holy Orders.
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Can you describe the service of the Holy Orders for a priest and the articles used?

An explanation from the Diocese of San Jose is linked below.

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What are the symbols associated with Holy Orders?

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Catholic AnswerThey are different depending on the Order. The symbol associated with deacon is a book of the Gospels; with the priesthood, it is the paten and chalice, with the Bishop, the book of the Gospels, the ring, the miter, and the crosier.

It is the holy cross and the gospel book. The stole is the symbol that the newly ordained wears to represent his Office. Before Vatican Council II, the deacon wore the stole on one shoulder, across his chest, the priest wore it around his neck and crossed in an "x" on his chest, and the bishop wore it hanging straight down from around his neck. After Vatican II, the priest no longer crossed the stole if he is celebrating according to the new Rite, the deacon continues to wear his diagonally. The Sacred Chrism is used in the ordination itself.

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Holy Orders consists of three different ordinations. In the ordination to the Diaconate, the symbols are the laying on of hands by the Bishops, along with the reception of the stole, dalmatic, and a copy of the Gospels.

In priestly ordination, the Bishop imposes his hands on the deacon/candidate, anoints his hands with Sacred Chrism.

In the ordination of a Bishop, classically called a Consecration to the fullness of Christ's priesthood, the priest/candidate has hands imposed upon him by the consecrating bishop, is anointed with Sacred Chrism on his head and hands, and is presented with a pastoral staff, ring, and the Gospels. He receives the bread and wine from the congregation at the Offertory, and after the blessing is given his mitre and gloves. If the consecration is taking place in his own Cathedral, he is then enthroned.

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What is the meaning of the Holy Orders Sacramentum?

The ordination of Priests. This sacrament can only be performed by Bishops and above, in the hierarchy structure. This restriction may have been put in to prevent any schismatic society of Priests giving each other ( Battlefield Commissions) as was done with Medieval Knights- any Knight above the rank of Sir, well could commission a worthy Squire in the Field! Ordination ( Holy Orders) and Confirmation can only be performed by Bishops- and above.

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Where does Holy Orders happen?

Holy Orders usually takes place in the Cathedral of the diocese.

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What special graces and powers does a priest receive through the Sacrament of Holy Orders?

The Priest: receives the power of forgiving sin and of offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. He is made another Christ; a living representative of the Redeemer, Whose work he continues.

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Catholic AnswerThe priest receives all the graces that he needs to fulfill his role as an "alter Christus" (another Christ) for the people. As their priest he may perform all the sacraments, except Holy Orders. He may only administer Confirmation under special circumstances or with the permission of the his Bishop. The Sacrament of Holy Orders configures the recipient to Christ by a special grace of the Holy Spirit so that he may act as a representative of Christ in his triple office of priest, prophet, and King. He is configured to Christ as Priest, Teacher, and Pastor.

from The Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition, English translation 19941548 In the ecclesial service of the ordained minister, it is Christ himself, who is present to his Church as Head of his Body, Shepherd of this flock, high priest of the redemptive sacrifice, Teacher of Truth. This is what the Church means by saying that the priest, by virtue of the sacrament of Holy Orders, acts in persona Christi Capitis; (Cf. Lumen Gentium 10; 28; Sacrosanctum concilium 33; Christus Dominus 11; Prsbyterorum ordinis 2; 6)

Is it he same priest, Christ Jesus, whose sacred person his minister truly represents. Now the minister, by reason of the sacerdotal consecration which he has received, is truly made like to the high priest and possesses the authority to act in the power and place of the person of Christ himself (virtute ac persona ipsius Christi). Pius XII, encylical, Mediator Dei: Acta Apostolicae Sedis, 39 {1947} 548)

Christ is the source of all priesthood: the priest of the old law was a figure of Christ, and the priest of the new law acts in the person of Christ. (St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa TheologiaeIII, 22, 4c.

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Is Holy Orders are the most important vocation?

Roman Catholic AnswerThe most important vocation for you is the one that God has chosen for you. That may or may not be Holy Orders.
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Who is the Judaism's holy man?

There are many, but I suppose Moses is the No. 1 holy man.

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Are women allowed to receive Holy Orders?

No they are not. Women cannot hold office in the Catholic Church. They serve in other ways, for example, a nun. Nuns do not receive holy orders

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What are the three degrees of Holy Orders?

Bishop, priest and deacon are the three levels, or degrees of Holy Orders, also known as the: 1. episcopate 2. presbyterate 3. diaconate.

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Holy orders symbols and meanings?

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How often can you receive Holy Orders?

Once, Holy Orders is the Sacrament in which a man becomes a priest.

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What was John the Baptist's childhood?

Both of John's parents were of the priestly house of Aaron. Zechariah was a priest of the division of Abijah. (Luke 1:5, 6) He spent the early years of his life in the hill country of Judea, where his parents lived. (Luke 1:39, 80)

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Is it a sacrament of initiation or commitment Sacrament of Holy Orders?

The Catechism groups the Sacrament of Holy Orders with Matrimony as The sacraments serving the Church and the mission of the faithful. The Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist. It sounds as if your teacher is calling the Sacraments serving the Church and the mission of the faithful as sacraments of commitment but I don't believe the Catechism uses that word, I could be wrong. See paragraph 1211.

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How do you become an exorcist at 13 years old?

You don't. Exorcism is simply imaginary and has no place in the real world.

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Which are the sacraments in the Service of Communion?

The Service of Communion contains only one Sacrament. That Sacrament is Holy Communion. There are other parts of the Service such as Bible readings, songs/hymns, etc. but these are not Sacraments.

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What are the things required to receive Holy Orders in the Roman Catholic church today?

Roman Catholic answerTo receive the sacrament of ordination in the Catholic Church, one must be a unmarried male, at least twenty-five years of age (except in certain circumstances, for instance permanent deacons and already married clergy from other communions who convert) but in all instances, one must take a vow of celibacy (which means you can not marry) before the actual ordaination. You must be "called" by the Bishop, and usually an acclamation by the people in the Church is requested. You must have completed a certain amount of education, for a priest this would be two years of college level philosophy and four years of graduate level theology. You must not be an active homosexual, nor be in debt. You must also be free of any vows that would be contrary to priesthood, the marriage vow would be an example. You must have been a Roman Catholic for at least one full year before being accepted into a seminary. Before entering the seminary, a background check is usually done.
Deacons, priests and bishops receive Holy Orders.
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What are the three ministries of Holy Orders?

Catholic AnswerHoly Orders in the Church consists of the major orders: Bishop (Bishopric), Priest (Presbyterate), and Deacon (Deaconate).

from Modern Catholic Dictionary by John A. Hardon, S.J. Doubleday & Co., Inc. Garden City, NY 1980

Orders, Sacrament of.

The sacrament that, by the imposition of a bishop's hands, confers on a man the grace and spiritual power to sanctify others. There are three forms of this sacrament, also called sacramental orders, namely diaconate, priesthood, and episcopate. They are not, however three sacraments, but only one sacrament that is separately administered with three successively higher sacramental effects. It is certain that every baptized male can be validly ordained, although it would be highly illicit to ordain him before the age of reason. It is likewise certain that every baptized male can be validly ordained a priest without previously being ordained a deacon. However, the more probably teaching is that a baptized male cannot be validly consecrated a bishop unless he has previously been ordained a priest.

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Why is the Sacrament of Holy Orders considered a Sacrament of Vocation?

Holy Orders is considered a sacrament involving a vocation since one must be "called" to receive it and not everyone is. The calling or vocation involves the desire to pursue holy orders as well as the Church's invitation to receive them. Since Holy Orders dictates an entire way of life, that is, that once received you are expected to live the life of a religious in the service of God, the sacrament is life-altering event, a vocation.

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