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Yes, Anglicans do have deacons, and while there are people who perform the tasks of some of the minor orders, particularly acolyte, and lector, and while they often have some training in the role they serve, they are not officially sanctioned "minor orders" in the sense of being provided for in canon law. The only official orders in the Anglican church ...


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By tradition only one validly ordained bishop is sufficient for an valid episcopal ordination. However the presence of two more bishops this is seen as symbolical to the collegiality of the episcopate. Also it has a practical side to it, that is the church is undoubtedly assured of the validity of the ordination, as three bishops participateSee note 1 in an ...


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The Anglican equivalent of these minor orders are various and do not map well to their catholic equivalents. Members of the laity can become lay readers: these are quite common in England. I can't speak of the rest of the Anglican communion. Lay readers are capable of carrying out most functions of a priest barring carrying out sacraments/sacramental rites. ...



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