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    it is made present in the Eucharistic sacrifice of the Church The same is true of the one priesthood of Christ it is made present through the ministerial priesthood without diminishing the uniqueness of Christ s priesthood Only Christ is the true priest the others being only his ministers 19 Two participations in the one priesthood of Christ 1546 Christ high priest and unique mediator has made of the Church a kingdom priests for his God and Father 20 The whole community of believers is as such priestly The faithful exercise their baptismal priesthood through their participation each according to his own vocation in Christ s mission as priest prophet and king Through the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation the faithful are consecrated to be a holy priesthood 21 1547 The ministerial or hierarchical priesthood of bishops and priests and the common priesthood of all the faithful participate each in its own proper way in the one priesthood of Christ While being ordered one to another they differ essentially 22 In what sense While the common priesthood of the faithful is exercised by the unfolding of baptismal grace a life of faith hope and charity a life according to the Spirit the ministerial priesthood is at the service of the common priesthood It is directed at the unfolding of the baptismal grace of all Christians The ministerial priesthood is a means by which Christ unceasingly builds up and leads his Church For this reason it is transmitted by its own sacrament the sacrament of Holy Orders In the person of Christ the Head 1548 In the ecclesial service of the ordained minister it is Christ himself who is present to his Church as Head of his Body Shepherd of his flock high priest of the redemptive sacrifice Teacher of Truth This is what the Church means by saying that the priest by virtue of the sacrament of Holy Orders acts in persona Christi Capitis 23 It is the same priest Christ Jesus whose sacred person his minister truly represents Now the minister by reason of the sacerdotal consecration which he has received is truly made like to the high priest and possesses the authority to act in the power and place of the person of Christ himself virtute ac persona ipsius Christi 24 Christ is the source of all priesthood the priest of the old law was a figure of Christ and the priest of the new law acts in the person of Christ 25 1549 Through the ordained ministry especially that of bishops and priests the presence of Christ as head of the Church is made visible in the midst of the community of believers 26 In the beautiful expression of St Ignatius of Antioch the bishop is typos tou Patros he is like the living image of God the Father 27 1550 This presence of Christ in the minister is not to be understood as if the latter were preserved from all human weaknesses the spirit of domination

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    to act on behalf of men in relation to God to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins 8 1540 Instituted to proclaim the Word of God and to restore communion with God by sacrifices and prayer 9 this priesthood nevertheless remains powerless to bring about salvation needing to repeat its sacrifices ceaselessly and being unable to achieve a definitive sanctification which only the sacrifice of Christ would accomplish 10 1541 The liturgy of the Church however sees in the priesthood of Aaron and the service of the Levites as in the institution of the seventy elders 11 a prefiguring of the ordained ministry of the New Covenant Thus in the Latin Rite the Church prays in the consecratory preface of the ordination of bishops God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ by your gracious word you have established the plan of your Church From the beginning you chose the descendants of Abraham to be your holy nation You established rulers and priests and did not leave your sanctuary without ministers to serve you 12 1542 At the ordination of priests the Church prays Lord holy Father when you had appointed high priests to rule your people you chose other men next to them in rank and dignity to be with them and to help them in their task you extended the spirit of Moses to seventy wise men You shared among the sons of Aaron the fullness of their father s power 13 1543 In the consecratory prayer for ordination of deacons the Church confesses Almighty God You make the Church Christ s body grow to its full stature as a new and greater temple You enrich it with every kind of grace and perfect it with a diversity of members to serve the whole body in a wonderful

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    Site Tour Web Widgets Feeds Contact Us Advertise Subscribe Login Donate Resources Home Library Website Reviews What You Need to Know Catholic Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Free eBooks Catechism of the Catholic Church The one priesthood of Christ 1544 Everything that the priesthood of the Old Covenant prefigured finds its fulfillment in Christ Jesus the one mediator between God and men 15 The Christian tradition considers Melchizedek priest of God Most High as a prefiguration of the priesthood of Christ the unique high priest after the order of Melchizedek 16 holy blameless unstained 17 by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified 18 that is by the unique sacrifice of the cross 1545 The redemptive sacrifice of Christ is unique accomplished once for all yet it is made present in the Eucharistic sacrifice of the Church The same is true of the one priesthood of Christ it is made present through the ministerial priesthood without diminishing the uniqueness of Christ s priesthood Only Christ is the true priest the others being only his ministers 19 Notes 15 I Tim 2 5 16 Heb 5 10 cf 6 20 Gen 14 18 17

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    1 000 Help set a new record for the number of gifts this month Goal 1 000 769 to go Catechism of the Catholic Church Two participations in the one priesthood of Christ 1546 Christ high priest and unique mediator has made of the Church a kingdom priests for his God and Father 20 The whole community of believers is as such priestly The faithful exercise their baptismal priesthood through their participation each according to his own vocation in Christ s mission as priest prophet and king Through the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation the faithful are consecrated to be a holy priesthood 21 1547 The ministerial or hierarchical priesthood of bishops and priests and the common priesthood of all the faithful participate each in its own proper way in the one priesthood of Christ While being ordered one to another they differ essentially 22 In what sense While the common priesthood of the faithful is exercised by the unfolding of baptismal grace a life of faith hope and charity a life according to the Spirit the ministerial priesthood is at the service of the common priesthood It is directed at the unfolding of the baptismal grace of all Christians

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    minister by reason of the sacerdotal consecration which he has received is truly made like to the high priest and possesses the authority to act in the power and place of the person of Christ himself virtute ac persona ipsius Christi 24 Christ is the source of all priesthood the priest of the old law was a figure of Christ and the priest of the new law acts in the person of Christ 25 1549 Through the ordained ministry especially that of bishops and priests the presence of Christ as head of the Church is made visible in the midst of the community of believers 26 In the beautiful expression of St Ignatius of Antioch the bishop is typos tou Patros he is like the living image of God the Father 27 1550 This presence of Christ in the minister is not to be understood as if the latter were preserved from all human weaknesses the spirit of domination error even sin The power of the Holy Spirit does not guarantee all acts of ministers in the same way While this guarantee extends to the sacraments so that even the minister s sin cannot impede the fruit of grace in many other acts the minister leaves human traces that are not always signs of fidelity to the Gospel and consequently can harm the apostolic fruitfulness of the Church 1551 This priesthood is ministerial That office which the Lord committed to the pastors of his people is in the strict sense of the term a service 28 It is entirely related to Christ and to men It depends entirely on Christ and on his unique priesthood it has been instituted for the good of men and the communion of the Church The sacrament of Holy Orders communicates a sacred power which

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    Contact Us Advertise Subscribe Login Donate Resources Home Library Website Reviews What You Need to Know Catholic Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Free eBooks Catechism of the Catholic Church in the name of the whole Church 1552 The ministerial priesthood has the task not only of representing Christ Head of the Church before the assembly of the faithful but also of acting in the name of the whole Church when presenting to God the prayer of the Church and above all when offering the Eucharistic sacrifice 31 1553 In the name of the whole Church does not mean that priests are the delegates of the community The prayer and offering of the Church are inseparable from the prayer and offering of Christ her head it is always the case that Christ worships in and through his Church The whole Church the Body of Christ prays and offers herself through him with him in him in the unity of the Holy Spirit to God the Father The whole Body caput et membra prays and offers itself and therefore those who in the Body are especially his ministers are called ministers not only of Christ but also of the Church It

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    go Catechism of the Catholic Church IV THE CELEBRATION OF THIS SACRAMENT 1572 Given the importance that the ordination of a bishop a priest or a deacon has for the life of the particular Church its celebration calls for as many of the faithful as possible to take part It should take place preferably on Sunday in the cathedral with solemnity appropriate to the occasion All three ordinations of the bishop of the pRiest and of the deacon follow the same movement Their proper place is within the Eucharistic liturgy 1573 The essential rite of the sacrament of Holy Orders for all three degrees consists in the bishop s imposition of hands on the head of the ordinand and in the bishop s specific consecratory prayer asking God for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and his gifts proper to the ministry to which the candidate is being ordained 60 1574 As in all the sacraments additional rites surround the celebration Varying greatly among the different liturgical traditions these rites have in common the expression of the multiple aspects of sacramental grace Thus in the Latin Church the initial rites presentation and election of the ordinand instruction by the bishop examination of the candidate litany of the saints attest that the choice of the candidate is made in keeping with the practice of the Church and prepare for the solemn act of consecration after which several rites syrnbolically express and complete the mystery accomplished for bishop and priest an anointing with holy chrism a sign of the special anointing of the Holy Spirit who makes their ministry fruitful giving the book of the Gospels the ring the miter and the crosier to the bishop as the sign of his apostolic mission to proclaim the Word of God of his fidelity

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    Widgets Feeds Contact Us Advertise Subscribe Login Donate Resources Home Library Website Reviews What You Need to Know Catholic Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Free eBooks Catechism of the Catholic Church V WHO CAN CONFER THIS SACRAMENT 1575 Christ himself chose the apostles and gave them a share in his mission and authority Raised to the Father s right hand he has not forsaken his flock but he keeps it under his constant protection through the apostles and guides it still through these same pastors who continue his work today 61 Thus it is Christ whose gift it is that some be apostles others pastors He continues to act through the bishops 62 1576 Since the sacrament of Holy Orders is the sacrament of the apostolic ministry it is for the bishops as the successors of the apostles to hand on the gift of the Spirit 63 the apostolic line 64 Validly ordained bishops i e those who are in the line of apostolic succession validly confer the three degrees of the sacrament of Holy Orders 65 Notes 61 Cf Roman Missal Preface of the Apostles I 62 Cf LG 21 Eph 4 11 63 LG 21 2 64

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