Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by
Christ to his Apostles continues to be exercised in the church. It includes
three degrees: diaconate, presbyterate and episcopate.
Episcopal consecration of a bishop confers the offices of sanctifying, teaching
and ruling. Priests are consecrated to preach the Gospel and to shepherd the
faithful, as well as to celebrate the divine liturgy.
Deacons share in Christ’s mission and grace. Among other tasks, deacons assist
the bishop and priests in the celebration of the divine mysteries, and in dedicating
themselves to the various ministries of charity.
Learn more at www.gbgvocations.org.