Holy Orders

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Holy Orders

HOLY ORDERS

PRIESTS

In ordination to the priesthood the 'matter is the first imposition of the bishop's hands which takes place in silence ... The form consists of the words of the "Preface", of which the following are essential and are required for validity: Bestow, we beseech Thee, almighty Father, on this Thy servant the dignity of the priesthood; renew in his heart the spirit of holiness, so that he may keep the office of second rank he has received from Thee, 0 God, and gently reproach the conduct of others by the example of his holy life.

DEACONS

In the Ordination of Deacons the matter is the imposition of the hands of the bishop, which takes place in silence over each one of those to be ordained before the prayer of consecration. The form consists of the words of the same prayer of consecration, of which the following pertain to the essence of the rite

BISHOPS

Finally, in the Ordination of a Bishop, the matter is the imposition of hands, performed in silence by the consecrating Bishops, or at least by the principal Consecrator, over the head of the Bishop-elect before the prayer of consecration. The form consists of the words of the same prayer of consecration, of which the following pertain to the essence of the rite, and hence are required for validity


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