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Priesthood, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

32- The Laying On Of Hands, Prayers, Fasting And Holy Utterance

 

Image: "Sanctity Fasting" (Joel 1:14; 2:15), ArabicBible verse صورة: كلمة آية "قَدِّسُوا صَوْمًا" (سفر يوئيل 1: 14؛ 2: 15)

Image: "Sanctity Fasting" (Joel 1:14; 2:15), ArabicBible verse

صورة: كلمة آية "قَدِّسُوا صَوْمًا" (سفر يوئيل 1: 14؛ 2: 15)

[28] Why The Laying On Of Hands, Prayers, Fasting And Holy Utterance?

In the ordination of Saul and Barnabas we see that:

(Acts 13:3) Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away.

Also in ordaining the Deacons:

(Acts 6:6) whom they set before the apostles; and when they had prayed, they laid hands on them.

Why Laying On Of Hands, Prayers, Fasting And Utterance, if all are equal?

And why elect seven deacons if all are equal?

(Acts 6:3) "Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business;


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