Holy Order

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Synonyms for Holy Order

(usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy

the sacrament of ordination

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Within the Church, it also becomes a sacrament, a holy order, an indestructible bond between a couple agreed before God and man.
Such "un-Christian" treatment reminds me of the similar treatment that I received in 1970 when I sought a laicization from the requirements of holy orders.
He began his career as a fresh-faced 16-year-old with Willie Mullins and was asked to do something no other rider in the yard could - get Holy Orders to move.
Kayleigh revealed: "There were no holy orders, I'm afraid.
Set in 1950's Ireland, a nation rigidly under the control of the Catholic Church, Holy Orders is the unabridged audiobook rendition of a grim murder mystery, part of a series of novels featuring the dogged investigator Quirke.
Before taking holy orders, he worked for 11 years in the oil industry.
He said: "The disciplinary tribunal of the Church of Ireland, having investigated the complaint, has now found Mr Alister Williamson to be guilty of conduct unbecoming to the sacred calling of a person in holy orders.
Thanks to Vincent, it is now virtually impossible for a paedophile in Holy Orders to abuse.
He will now be deposed from Holy Orders by the Church in Wales.
A Church of England tribunal found Reverend Teresa Davies guilty of "conduct unbecoming or inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in holy orders.
Some may simply chalk this up to yet another instance of creeping clericalism in the liturgy, but the accompanying super-sized understanding of Holy Orders is a theological bridge too far.
A VICAR being investigated for alleged child porn possession could be stripped of Holy Orders, even if charges are not bought against him.
Had he done so, he would know that a certain Mr Nolbert Kunonga, supporter of the Mugabe regime and sometime Archbishop of Harare, has been dismissed from his post and debarred from Holy Orders.
Bedard stand on the sacraments of holy orders and the anointing of the sick as to their efficacy of grace and/or their sacramental abuse?
The Anglican Gathering of (AGO), a group that says it "seeks to follow the traditional teaching and beliefs of the Anglican church," said the action has "set us on the course to fully embracing a new policy with regards to same-gendered blessings and issues surrounding Holy Orders.