Paragraph 1538

1538. Integration into one of these bodies in the Church was accomplished by a rite called ordinatio, a religious and liturgical act which was a consecration, a blessing or a sacrament. Today the word “ordination” is reserved for the sacramental act which integrates a man into the order of bishops, presbyters, or deacons, and goes beyond a simple election, designation, delegation, or institution by the community, for it confers a gift of the Holy Spirit that permits the exercise of a “sacred power” (sacra potestas)5which can come only from Christ himself through his Church. Ordination is also called consecratio, for it is a setting apart and an investiture by Christ himself for his Church. the laying on of hands by the bishop, with the consecratory prayer, constitutes the visible sign of this ordination.


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541. From whom did Jesus learn how to pray?

304. Which sins must be confessed?

212. In what does hell consist?

410. How does one participate in bringing about the common good?

336. With what authority is the priestly ministry exercised?

38. With what name does God reveal Himself?

350. Why is the Christian family called a domestic church?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does the Bible teach us about asserting personal identity within a loving relationship?

What is the Blood Moon prophecy of Joel 2:30-31 in the Bible?

What is the meaning of being “blameless” according to the 2 Peter 3:14 passage?

How does Ruth’s story teach us about integrity and honesty?

How does the story of Rich and Lazarus warn us about the consequences of greed? (Luke 16:19-31)

How important is courage and boldness according to Proverbs 28:1?

What is the story of the healing of the bleeding woman in Mark 5:25-34?