Orders, Holy


Orders, Holy
Orders, Holy
The sacrament by which grace and spiritual power for the discharge of ecclesiastical offices are conferred.

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  • Orders, Holy —    See Holy Orders …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Orders, Holy —    This term (from the Latin ordo, meaning rank or civil body ) refers to the sacrament that conveys the missionentrusted by Christ to his Apostles to men of each generation through the laying on of hands; this sacrament has three distinct orders …   Glossary of theological terms

  • Holy Orders — • The sacrament by which grace and spiritual power for the discharge of ecclesiastical offices are conferred. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Holy Orders     Holy Orders      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Holy orders — Order Or der, n. [OE. ordre, F. ordre, fr. L. ordo, ordinis. Cf. {Ordain}, {Ordinal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system; as: (a) Of material things, like the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • holy orders — 1. the rite or sacrament of ordination. 2. the rank or status of an ordained Christian minister. 3. the major degrees or grades of the Christian ministry. [1350 1400; ME] * * * noun [plural] : the position of a Christian priest, bishop, etc. He… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Holy Orders (Catholic Church) — Holy Orders in the Catholic Church includes three orders: bishop, priest, and deacon. The Church regards ordination as a Sacrament. In the phrase Holy Orders , the word holy simply means set apart for some purpose. The word order (ordo, in Latin) …   Wikipedia

  • Orders of the Holy Ghost —     Orders of the Holy Ghost     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Orders of the Holy Ghost     The Hospital of the Holy Ghost at Rome was the cradle of an order, which, beginning in the thirteenth century, spread throughout all the countries of… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Holy orders — Holy Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • holy orders — n. 1. a) the sacrament or rite of Christian ordination b) the state of having received Christian ordination 2. the ranks or grades of Christian ordination; specif., in the Roman Catholic Church, those of bishop, priest, or deacon take holy orders …   English World dictionary