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#1 John Konstantin

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:13 AM

Is there any limit of ordinations to the major orders per Liturgy? I have seen a combination of ordinations to the lesser clergy outside the Altar followed by ever only one ordination within the Altar to either deacon or priest. Can more than one priest or deacon be 'done' at the same Liturgy? Thanks, JK


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#2 Phoebe K.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:29 PM

As far as I know there is no set limit, but rather it it is the descertion of the presiding bishop, it is probably also driven my neccesity.  I am sore one of the Fathers will know more.

 

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#3 Dcn Alexander Haig

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 04:46 PM

Christ is risen!

 

Not normally.  While it is common for several Readers and Sub-deacons to be ordained at either the end of the Hours or immediately after the Great Doxology of Matins, current practice normally only has one deacon and/or one priest ordained at a Liturgy.

 

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#4 John Konstantin

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:57 PM

He is risen indeed!

 

Many thanks Alexander.

 

JK



#5 Herman Blaydoe

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:17 PM

I have read that there should only be one ordination of a priest or bishop per Divine Liturgy, but like many things Orthodox, there have certainly been exceptions. I know that the American Antiochian Diocese ordained several priests at a single DL when they accepted the Evangelical Orthodox. Circumstance oft-times trumps rigor.

#6 John Konstantin

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:02 PM

Many thanks Herman,

 

JK



#7 Lakis Papas

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 11:31 AM

Ordination of a priest and a deacon in island of Kalymnos in Greece
 
Web site translated (from greek) by automatic google translation: http://tinyurl.com/otn5ptp


#8 Jean-Serge

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:14 AM

At most, you can ordain one priest, one deacon and one bishop at the same divine liturgy, but not two priests, or two deacons, well one of each at most!



#9 Ilya Zhitomirskiy

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 07:36 AM

There is no limit to the amount of minor clergy (readers and subdeacons who can be ordained at a single liturgy, but only one member of each major order (deacon, priest, or bishop) can be ordained at a given liturgy.




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