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Priesthood, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

34- Christian Priesthood

 

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In conclusion

Here we reiterate what Saint Paul said about the Christian Priesthood:

(Heb 5:4) And no man takes this honor to himself, but he who is called by God, just as Aaron was.

This is the biblical truth, for those who want to know the correct biblical truth:

(Mat 13:43) " He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

Let no one think that the post of priesthood in the New Testament is a public property for all, as we have discussed this issue before here on st-takla.org in other sections. Priesthood, as in the Old Testament, is still set aside for a special group. This group is called, anointed, selected, sent, ordained, prayed upon, received the Laying on of Hands and are subject to special conditions and must fulfil special criterion.

These special people are assigned duties, which are not given to anyone else to perform.

The Lord Has granted them: Authority to baptise

Authority to teach

Authority to absolve and bind

Authority to rule the Church

Authority to Lay on the Hands to ordain the clergy and the servants

Authority to be the vicars of His Mysteries (1 Co 4:1) Authority to give the Holy Spirit to the Faithful

The priests are also not limited to only offering the Eucharist as some people wrongly claim.


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