What does episcopal consecration or ordination confer?

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Episcopal consecration (or ordination) confers the fullness of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. This consecration, which is known as the high priesthood, makes a man a bishop. It confers the office (duty, function) of sanctifying. It also confers the duties of teaching and ruling in communion with the head and members of the College of Bishops.

What special grace is given by Jesus in the Sacrament of Holy Orders?

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In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, Jesus bestows a permanent charism or grace of the Holy Spirit on the ordained man which enables him to minister to and guide those who believe, to proclaim and explain the Gospel, and to lead and sanctify the people of God. Jesus bestows this grace through the action of the laying on of hands …

What can priests do as representatives of Jesus?

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As representatives of Jesus, priests (1) offer the Sacrifice of the Mass to the Father, (2) administer the Sacrament of Penance for the forgiveness of sins, and (3) administer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. 1. As representatives of Jesus, priests offer the Sacrifice of the Mass to the Father. Knowing that Christ’s priesthood and Church were to …

What is the Sacrament of Holy Orders?

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The Sacrament of Holy Orders (1) makes certain baptized men particularly like Christ the High Priest, (2) entrusts them with a ministry of special service in the Church, and (3) provides them the sacred power to fulfill this ministry. 1. The Sacrament of Holy Orders makes certain baptized men particularly like Christ the High Priest. Holy Orders is the act …