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MINISTRIES

Formerly called minor orders in the Catholic Church, namely reader, and acolyte. They may now be committed to Christian men and are no longer considered as reserved to candidates for the sacraments of orders.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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