Admission to Candidacy for Ordination of Deacons and Priests

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In the RC Church, a rite introduced in 1972 when the orders of acolyte and lector ceased to be a stage on the way to the priesthood. Either during Mass or in the course of some other service involving ‘the proclamation of God's word’, the candidates are presented to the bishop, who examines them and prays for them.

Subjects: Christianity.

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