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In Catholicism, holy orders is the sacrament by which men are ordained as priests or deacons . It is a sacrament carried out by a bishop, who must lay his hands on the candidate.
The sequence in which holy orders are received are: minor orders, deacon, priest, bishop. Some deacons remain permanently in the diaconate while most subsequently are ordained as priests.
noun. the office of a presbyter or elder. a body of presbyters or elders.
Liturgically, within Catholicism, the presbyterium is the area of the church in which the clergy functions. It is more commonly called the sanctuary.
The definition of an episcopate is the position or term of office of a bishop, or a group of bishops. The position, term, or office of a bishop. noun. The area of jurisdiction of a bishop; a diocese.
Episcopacy, in some Christian churches, the office of a bishop and the concomitant system of church government based on the three orders, or offices, of the ministry: bishops, priests, and deacons.
Presbytery, in church government, ruling body in Presbyterian churches that consists of the ministers and representative elders from congregations within a given district (see presbyterian).
: the formal acceptance by a diocese of a clergyman from another diocese.
In Latin Church Catholicism and in some Eastern Catholic Churches, most priests are celibate men. In most Orthodox traditions and in some Eastern Catholic Churches men who are already married may be ordained priests, but priests may not marry after ordination.
In the canon law of the Catholic Church, exclaustration is the official authorization for a member of a religious order (in short, a religious) bound by perpetual vows to live for a limited time outside their religious institute, usually with a view to discerning whether to depart definitively.
chastity, poverty, and obedience
They take the three vows–poverty, chastity and obedience–which flow from the evangelical counsels of Jesus Christ. The vow of poverty leads a nun to imitate Jesus who for our sake became poor, although he was rich.
There’s no church-wide ban on smoking. I’ve met priests who smoke like chimneys, but then they have a stressful job. Most nuns/sisters live in community, and all nuns/sisters take a vow of poverty.