Paragraph 1537

1537. The word order in Roman antiquity designated an established civil body, especially a governing body. Ordinatio means incorporation into an ordo. In the Church there are established bodies which Tradition, not without a basis in Sacred Scripture,4has since ancient times called taxeis (Greek) or ordines. and so the liturgy speaks of the ordo episcoporum, the ordo presbyterorum, the ordo diaconorum. Other groups also receive this name of ordo: catechumens, virgins, spouses, widows,….

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185. When is the infallibility of the Magisterium exercised?

115. What was the attitude of Jesus toward the temple in Jerusalem?

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471. What medical procedures are permitted when death is considered imminent?

262. Is it possible to be saved without Baptism?

247. Why is the one Mystery of Christ celebrated by the Church according to various liturgical traditions?

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