Paragraph 1593

1593. Since the beginning, the ordained ministry has been conferred and exercised in three degrees: that of bishops, that of presbyters, and that of deacons. the ministries conferred by ordination are irreplaceable for the organic structure of the Church: without the bishop, presbyters, and deacons, one cannot speak of the Church (cf St. Ignatius of Antioch, Ad Trall. 3,1).

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

198. What kind of devotion is directed to the holy Virgin?

9. What is the full and definitive stage of God’s Revelation?

146. How do Christ and his Spirit act in the hearts of the faithful?

519. In what way do Christians participate in political and social life?

413. How are we to view social inequalities?

579. What is the place of the Our Father in the Scriptures?

426. What is merit?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

How does the story of Judith, in particular, the episode of her cunning in Judith 11:1-16, teach us survival strategies in difficult times, according to the Bible?

What is the responsibility of Christian leaders according to James 3:1-12?

What is the message behind Peter’s vision of taking down the sheet with unclean animals in Acts 10:9-16?

Justification by Faith: What Does the Bible Say? (Romans 1:17)

What is the importance of obeying the Word of God? What does the Bible say about those who do not follow sound doctrine?

What is the story of Abimelech and forgiveness in Judges 9:22-57?

What does the mutual admiration between loved ones mean in the book of Songs?