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Presbyters Priests or those of the order of priesthood who are co-workers w/bishops & servant to God's people.
Bishop Successor to Apostles who governs the local Church in a given diocese & worldwide Church in union w/Pope & College of Bishops.
Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick A Sacrament of Healing administered by priest to baptized person; the Lord extends his loving, healing touch to seriously ill or dying.
Sacrament of Holy Orders The Sacrament of apostolic ministry whereby Christ through the Church, ordains men through the laying on of hands. 3 degrees bishops (episcopate,) priests (presbyterate) & deacons (diaconate.)
Sacrament of Matrimony A Sacrament of Service in which Christ binds a man and woman into a permanent covenant of love and life at the time of their feely given consent.
Sacrament of Penance A Sacrament of Healing a.k.a. reconciliation or confession through which Christ extends his forgiveness of sinners.
Absolution The prayer by which a priest, by the power given to the Church by Christ, pardons a repentant sinner in the Sacrament of Penance.
Contrition Heartfelt sorrow & aversion for sins committed, along with the intention of sinning no more.
Viaticum Holy Communion received by dying persons to help them pass over to God in the afterlife.
Latin Rite Liturgical, legal & customary traditions of the Church in the West, as distinct from the rites & practices of the Eastern Churches.
Diaconate The 3rd degree in the hierarchy of Holy Orders. Deacons who are ordained ministers who assist bishops & priests in the liturgy, distribute Communion, witness & bless marriages, etc.
Celibacy The state of being unmarried that priests & other religious choose in order to dedicate their lives totally to Jesus Christ & God's people.
Polygamy Having more than 1 wife at the same time. It distorts the unity of marriage between between a man & a woman & offends dignity of women.
Annulment An official Church declaration that what appeared to be a Christian marriage never existed in the first place.
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