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Priesthood:The seven sacraments of the church:Holy order-Through Priesthood, we are given the gift of serving God

 

 

 


 

Holy order 

Priesthood 

The seven sacraments of the church:

Holy order-Through Priesthood, we are given the gift of serving God.

 

PRIEST

He is called "Presbyter" meaning that he intercedes, for he prays on behalf of God's people.

 

The priest has a pastoral role towards God's people, he cares for them and serves them as his own children.

 

PRIESTHOOD

 

The Lord Jesus Christ is our High Priest.

 

God raises priests in His Church.

 

The orders of priesthood are:

1- Bishopric: The Patriarch, the Metropolitan and the Bishop.

 

2- Presbytery: Priest and Protopriest.

 

3- Deaconary: Archdeacon and deacon.

 

 

SACRAMENTS

 

The Holy Spirit grants us the following spiritual blessings through the seven church Sacraments:

 

1- Through Baptism, we receive the gift of the new birth.

 

2- Through  Confirmation we receive the Holy Spirit dwelling within us.

 

3- Through Eucharist, we are united with the Lord's Body and Blood.

 

4- Through Repentance and Confession, we attain the forgiveness of sins.

 

5- Through Priesthood, we are given the gift of serving God.

 

6- Through Matrimony, the groom and the bride become one.

 

7- Through Anointing Of the sick, God grants the cure.

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