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Sacraments - Ch. 8

The Sacrament of Holy Orders

TermDefinition
discern To perceive differences between more than one option
Deposit of Faith The body of saving truth entrusted by Christ to the Apostles and handed on by them to be preserved and proclaimed by the Church's Magisterium
celibacy The renunciation made by those who receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders for more perfect observance of chastity; also extends to consecrated life and to those who forego marriage for some honorable end
seminary The place where the training of candidates for the priesthood takes place
presbyters Priests or members of the order of priesthood who are coworkers with the bishops and are servants to God's People, especially in celebrating the Eucharist
bishops Successors to the Apostles, who receives the fullness of the Sacrament of Holy Orders
clergy A term for ordained men; it comes from the Greek word for "lot"
parish A diocesan subdivision headed by a pastor; it is a local Church community
ordinand A person receiving the Sacrament of Holy Orders at any level: episcopate, presbyterate, or diaconate
mandate An official appointment from the pope that says a certain priest has been chosen to be a bishop
nuncio An archbishop who acts as the official Vatican delegate for a nation; also called the Apostolic Delegate
ordinary bishop The pastoral and legal representative of the diocese
stole A long, narrow band of fabric, like a scarf, which is worn diagonally for deacons and straight from the shoulders for priests
chasuble The outer vestment worn by a priest at liturgy, whose colors follow the liturgical seasons
dalmatic The outer liturgical vestment of a deacon and may be worn by a bishop under his outer vestment at certain solemn liturgies
indifference Selflessness that is open to going wherever one is most needed and to doing whatever seems best; God's will takes precedence over an individual's will
diocese A geographic section of the Church - made up of parishes - that is headed by the bishop
vicar One who serves as a substitute, an agent, or a representative of another
episcopal college The unity of all ordained bishops in the worldwide Church, in both the East and the West, whose head is the pope
synod of bishops A group of bishops, usually chosen from throughout the world, who come together to advise the pope on certain issues
Ecumenical Council An assembly of all (or most) bishops from throughout the world in union with the pope; it is the highest authority in the universal Church
infallibility The charism or gift of the Church offered by Christ whereby she is protected from error in matters of faith and morals; the pope or an Ecumenical Council most exclusively exercises this gift
imprimatur A bishop's approval to print a religion textbook because its contents agree with Church teaching
breviary A common name for a liturgical book from which priests pray the Liturgy of the Hours each day
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