Holy Orders

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Holy Orders

"For this reason, I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands." 2 Timothy 1:6

Holy Orders is a sacrament instituted by Christ who ordained the Apostles at the Last Supper. In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, a man is incorporated into the priesthood of Christ, at one of three levels: the episcopate, the priesthood, or the diaconate. It is administered by the laying on of hands by the bishop, through which the priest, deacon, or bishop is given the power to serve the Church through his preaching, teaching and celebration of the Sacraments.