This is the sacrament where a man will receive the Holy Order to join the priesthood and or permanent deaconate. This sacrament can only be conferred on baptized men. This is a long journey of Faith in Christ and these individuals who embark on this journey have received the calling of Christ to serve Him for the rest of their lives. Through prayer and discernment the call of the Lord becomes clearer and the trappings of the earthly world are drowned out.


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