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Priesthood, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

35- Responsibilities, titles and ranks of the priesthood

 

Responsibilities and Titles

Vicars

     

Ambassadors

     

Angels

Shepherds

     

Fathers

     

Teachers

Guides

     

Rulers

     

Priests

Ranks

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Apostles Bishops Priests

Deacons

In this chapter we will discuss the necessity for the above responsibilities, titles and ranks, assigned the office of priesthood.

For example:

If all the faithful were vicars, whom will they deputise? If all were shepherds, so who would be the flock?

If all were fathers, whom would be their sons?

If all were teachers, who would be the disciples? And so on with the rest of the responsibilities.

It is evident that the men of the priesthood, are a specific group with specific and exclusive responsibilities.

We see also that the Scriptures negate the notion that the entire congregations were bishops, priests and deacons.

Through the following pages we will discuss each of the Nine responsibilities, as we have discussed this issue before here on st-takla.org in other sections. Our discussion will be consistently supported with biblical quotations.


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