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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)5 which 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.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

546. How did the Virgin Mary pray?

262. Is it possible to be saved without Baptism?

592. What is the sense of the petition “Give us this day our daily bread”?

129. What is the condition of the risen body of Jesus?

543. How did Jesus pray during his passion?

11. Why and in what way is divine revelation transmitted?

70. Where does the soul come from?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the message of Nahum 1:7-8 about God’s faithfulness in the midst of chaos?

What is the message of Proverbs 6:6-11 about laziness and hard work?

What is the true nature of evil, according to the story of Job described in Job 2:1-13?

Christ’s Return: What Do We Know and What Do We Hope (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12)?

What does Malachi 4:1 say about the punishment of the wicked?

What is the importance of being faithful to sound doctrine?

What is the importance of persevering in the faith, according to 2 John 1:8?

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