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HOLY ORDERS

Holy Orders is the sacrament by which bishops, priests and deacons are ordained and receive the power and grace to perform their sacred duties. The sacred rite by which orders are conferred is called ordination. The apostles were ordained by Jesus at the Last Supper so that others could share in his priesthood.

Also known as the Ordination, this is the first of the sacrament of service. Although all those who are believers in Christ share the responsibility to serve others in need, there are some who are called by the Almighty to be ordained and fully commit themselves to the service of others under the authority of Christ.

Holy Orders include men that are ordained as priests, deacons, or bishops. The Church needs to be sure if the interested candidate has really got a call from God for this sacrament. Only after careful evaluation is this ritual performed on the person. The bishop is the only person allowed to ordain the person and bless him so that he is able to become a living example of Christ. The bishop lays his hands and anoints the person with oil.