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Holy orders

  1. 1. GLIMPSE OF FAITH HOLY ORDERS
  2. 2. HOLY ORDERS Why are Holy Orders and Matrimony called sacraments in the service of the community?
  3. 3. They contribute to the salvation of those who receive them through the service that they render to others.
  4. 4. HOLY ORDERS As sacraments in service of the community, what function do Holy Orders and Matrimony fulfill in the Church ?
  5. 5. Holy Orders and Matrimony confer on their recipients a specific mission
  6. 6. in the Church and contribute to the building up of the people of God.
  7. 7. HOLY ORDERS What is Holy Orders ?
  8. 8. The sacrament through which men are marked with an indelible character and constituted sacred ministers
  9. 9. bishops • Teach • Sanctify priests • Govern the deacons faithful In the person of Christ the Head
  10. 10. HOLY ORDERS When did Christ institute the sacrament of Holy Orders ?
  11. 11. Christ instituted the sacrament of Holy Orders at the Last Supper, when he conferred
  12. 12. on the Apostles and their successors in the priesthood
  13. 13. the power to consecrate and offer His Body and Blood in the sacrifice of the Mass.
  14. 14. GLIMPSE OF FAITH HOLY ORDERS
  15. 15. GLIMPSE OF FAITH HOLY ORDERS
  16. 16. HOLY ORDERS What are the effects of ordination to the priesthood?
  17. 17. 1 : an increase of st sanctifying grace 2 nd: sacramental grace, through which the priest receive God’s constant help in his sacred ministry;
  18. 18. 3 rd: a lasting indelible character, which is a special sharing in the priesthood of Christ and which gives the priest
  19. 19. special and supernatural powers.
  20. 20. HOLY ORDERS What are the chief supernatural powers of the priest?
  21. 21. 1. To change bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ in the holy sacrifice of the Mass
  22. 22. 2. To forgive sins in the sacrament of Penance.
  23. 23. HOLY ORDERS Who is the minister of the sacrament of Holy Orders ?
  24. 24. The bishop is the minister
  25. 25. HOLY ORDERS What are some of the conditions required to receive the sacrament of Holy Orders worthily?
  26. 26. 1. The candidate must be in a state of grace and be of excellent character;
  27. 27. 2. He must have the prescribed age and learning.
  28. 28. 3. He must have the intention of devoting his life to the sacred ministry.
  29. 29. 4. He must be called to the Holy Orders by his bishop or proper ecclesial superior.
  30. 30. GLIMPSE OF FAITH HOLY ORDERS

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