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The Ministry of Priests and Deacons

Norman Doe

in Canon Law in the Anglican Communion

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198267829
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683381 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267829.003.0006
The Ministry of Priests and Deacons

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This chapter examines the ministry of priests and deacons in the churches of the Anglican Communion. Legal arrangements which regulate the ministry of priests and deacons share a cluster of principles common to all churches in the Anglican Communion. The final decision as to the suitability of candidates for ordination is reserved to the bishop and ministerial functions are normally cast in terms of duties rather than rights. Thus ministers are obliged to fulfil their duties and they are bound by the doctrine of canonical obedience to the bishop.

Keywords: Anglican Communion; priests; deacons; ministries; ordination; ministerial function; canonical obedience

Chapter.  16941 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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