Ordination to Diaconate Card
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ITEMOrdination to the Deaconate Card PRODUCT CODE SC11A SUITABILITY A card to celebrate the Ordination to the Diaconate. WORDING Contains the wording of our Watermead Hymn "The Lord's Way". The wording on the front of this card is a favourite quotation for weddings and reads: Deacons represent and promote the Church's call to service and are a sign of Christ's own serving mission: "Strengthened by Sacramental grace, deacons dedicate themselves to serve the People of God in the liturgy, through the Gospel and works of charity" (Vatican II) The greeting inside the cards reads: Thinking of you in prayer on your anniversary. PRESENTATION Printed on cream card and hand-finished and presented with a cream 100 gsm quality envelope in a polypropylene display sleeve. SIZE 110 mm x 220 mm (DL ISO standard envelope size) PLEASE NOTE These cards are printed when ordered, so it is sometimes possible to personalise the design. Availability depends on the date required and the price on the quantity ordered. Please ask.
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- WATERMEAD STORY This first 'Ordination to the Diaconate' card was commissioned by Penny for her husband, Martin, when he celebrated his ordination as a deacon to serve in their home parish of Our Lady of Good Counsel and St Peter in March, Cambridgeshire. The chosen hymn lyrics are 'The Lord's Way' and this is a hymn with many relevant associations, especially in that it was written on the day the composer decided to discern more their vocation. ORDINATION The Sacrament of Ordination is when an individual is consecrated as deacon, priest or bishop, enabling them to serve their Church as clergy in performing various religious rites and ceremonies. The duration and required study for ordination, along with the ceremony, depends on the particular Christian denomination. (The noun ordination comes from the Latin word ordinare, meaning “put in order.”) THE SACRAMENTS The Christian journey is marked by special moments of God’s blessing called Sacraments. There are seven: Baptism (Christening), Confirmation (or Chrismation), the Eucharist (Holy Communion), Penance (Confession/Reconciliation), the Anointing of the Sick (formerly termed Last Rites), Holy Orders (Priesthood and Religious life) and Matrimony (Marriage) - linking the stages of human life with the stages of the spiritual life.