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Holy order   /hˈoʊli ˈɔrdər/   Listen
Holy order

noun
1.
(usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy.  Synonym: Order.
2.
The sacrament of ordination.






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"Holy order" Quotes from Famous Books



... all,—just as I have told you! Then they will know,—they will see that it was a good thought of mine—it would have been a good sin! I will speak to them of the wicked wrongs done to you and your Holy Order,—of the cruelty which the Christian Apostle in Rome has to suffer at the hands of kings—and they will acknowledge me to be right and just;—they will know I am as a man inspired by God to work for the Church, the bride of Christ, and to make ...
— Temporal Power • Marie Corelli



Words linked to "Holy order" :   exorcist, ostiarius, position, ordination, acolyte, order, status, subdeacon, ostiary, lector, anagnost, sacrament, doorkeeper, priest, deacon, reader, ordinance



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