Posts about Ad Pascendum written by catholicsensibility. The motu proprio, Ad Pascendum “Containing Norms for the Order of Diaconate,” includes a long unnumbered introduction. For the sake. The exercise of the office of deacon enabled those who were to become priests to give proof of themselves, to display the merit of their work.

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For the nurturing and constant growth of the people of God, Christ the Lord instituted in the Church a variety of ministries, which work for the good of the whole body.

From the apostolic age the diaconate has had a clearly outstanding position among these ministries, and it has always been held in great honor by the Church.

Explicit testimony of this is given by the Apostle Paul both in his letter to the Philippians, in which he sends his greetings not only to the bishops but also to the deacons, Cf. Later, when the early writers of the Church acclaim the dignity of deacons, they do not fall to extol also the spiritual qualities and virtues that are required for the performance of that ministry, namely, fidelity to Christ, moral integrity, pazcendum obedience to the bishop.


And some testimony from the early saints. First that the office of deacon is the very ministry of Jesus Christ:.

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Funk, Patres Apostolici 1, p. He also made the following observation: If the Lord of heaven and earth served us and suffered and sustained everything on our behalf, should not this be done for our brothers all the more by us, since we are imitators of him and have been given the place of Pasceendum

Funk, Didiscalia et Constitutiones Apostolorum I, p. This is a heady start for the deacons of the early seventies.

A pasxendum for the deacons reading: A part of personal prayer? You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Lumen Gentium 18 Saint Paul builds upon the establishment of the diaconate order in Acts 6: Qualities for the early deacons: First that the office of deacon is the very ministry of Jesus Christ: Polycarp picks up on the imitation of Christ: About catholicsensibility Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.


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