September 28, 2020

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Sacrament of Ordination

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Ordination is a sacramental rite of the Orthodox Church, instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ, by which a man of God is given the power and authority to teach, to forgive and retain sins, and to distribute sacraments.

Men are ordained by other ordained men, in a continuous, unbroken line of succession, which goes all the way back to the apostles. Not only do we see such evidence in sacred scripture, but countless historical records prove the same.