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Offline mobius

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Bishopric over Priesthood and Diaconate
« on: June 30, 2013, 04:27:37 PM »
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  • Can a candidate be validly "consecrated" to the Bishopric without first becoming a priest or deacon? What are the sources for these?

    Offline Sigismund

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    Bishopric over Priesthood and Diaconate
    « Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 06:25:07 PM »
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  • The episcopate contains the fullness of the sacrament of Holy Orders, so I would think so.  I have no sources in my head and am too lazy to look for any, so I may well be wrong.  I can't think of a good reason to actually do this even if it is valid, however.  
    Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the Spirit with which blessed Josaphat, Thy Martyr and Bishop, was filled, when he laid down his life for his sheep: so that, through his intercession, we too may be moved and strengthen by the same Spir


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    Bishopric over Priesthood and Diaconate
    « Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 06:36:11 PM »
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  • St. Ambrose whose preaching brought St. Augustine to the Faith had to be baptized in order to be made a bishop.  But that was in the 300s.  Maybe the laws have changed since then!
     St. Francis Xavier threw a Crucifix into the sea, at once calming the waves.  Upon reaching the shore, the Crucifix was returned to him by a crab with a curious cross pattern on its shell.  

     

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