HyperDic: holy_order

English > 2 senses of the expression Holy Order / holy order:
NOUNstateHoly Order, Order(usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
actholy orderthe sacrament of ordination
English > Holy Order: 2 senses > noun 1, state
Meaning(usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy.
SynonymOrder
Narroweracolytesomeone who assists a priest / priest or minister in a liturgical service
anagnostA cleric in the minor orders of the Eastern Orthodox Church who reads the lessons aloud in the liturgy (analogous to the lector in the Roman Catholic Church)
deaconA cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches
doorkeeper, ostiary, ostiariusThe lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church
exorcistOne of the minor orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church
lector, readersomeone who reads the lessons in a church service
priestA clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites
subdeaconA clergyman an order below deacon
Broaderstatus, positionThe relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
English > holy order: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe sacrament of ordination.
Partsordination, ordinanceThe act of ordaining
BroadersacramentA formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it
Spanishorden sagrada

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