Paragraph 1551

1551. This priesthood is ministerial. “That office . . . which the Lord committed to the pastors of his people, is in the strict sense of the term a service.”28It is entirely related to Christ and to men. It depends entirely on Christ and on his unique priesthood; it has been instituted for the good of men and the communion of the Church. the sacrament of Holy Orders communicates a “sacred power” which is none other than that of Christ. the exercise of this authority must therefore be measured against the model of Christ, who by love made himself the least and the servant of all.29“The Lord said clearly that concern for his flock was proof of love for him.”30


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

79. What is the Good News for humanity?

104. What does the hidden life of Jesus in Nazareth teach us?

448. Why is a false oath forbidden?

219. What place does the liturgy occupy in the life of the Church?

430. Why does the Magisterium of the Church act in the field of morality?

1. What is the plan of God for man?

108. Why did Jesus manifest the Kingdom by means of signs and miracles?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the example of Sodom and Gomorrah and what are the consequences of immorality and perversion according to the Bible?

How are God’s justice and mercy revealed in Isaiah? (Isaiah 58:1-14)

What does the Bible say about idolatry and what is its impact on the lives of God’s people, according to Hosea 4:12-13?

How did Solomon become the wisest king who ever lived? An analysis of 1 Kings 3.

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?

The power of community: the unity of the Jewish people in Esther (Esther 9:1-5)

How important is wisdom in mate selection and marriage according to Proverbs 18:22?