HOLY ORDERS

Holy Orders is sometimes called Ordination, and is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church. It is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. This sacrament changes the recipient to be more like Christ, so that he may serve as Christ's instrument for his Church. Through ordination the minister is enabled to act as a representative of Christ, who is the head of the Church.