Holy Orders

Ordination - Nicolas Poussin - 1640 - Kimbell Art Museum, Ft. WorthThose who serve the spiritual needs of others and continue the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders. This includes three orders: deacon, priest, and bishop.

Deacons can celebrate two sacraments: Baptism and Matrimony.

Priests can celebrate five sacraments: Baptism, Penance, Holy Eucharist, Matrimony, and Anointing of the Sick.

Bishops have the authority to celebrate all seven sacraments: Baptism, Penance, Holy Eucharist, Matrimony, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Confirmation.

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