Holy Orders

Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate (the bishops), presbyterate (the priests), and diaconate (the deacons).

For more information on the Sacrament of Holy Orders - read the Catechism of the Catholic Church Article 6 online.