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    Andres Ortiz
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    What are the reasons for having a separate class of priests?

    The best I can rationalize is Tradition and that Jesus picked a specific 12 people to have a particular function and that he did not give the powers to forgive sins and all that to all disciples, just the 12 apostles.

    Also, is there any record of non-apostles breaking bread?

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    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Does anyone have a response for this?

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    Victor
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    I honestly don’t know what you mean by “seperate class of priest”.

    ~Victor

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    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Oh. Well, I am trying to contrast it with the “priesthood of all believers.”

    We have designated people to do the priestly tasks – saying mass and all that is not something just anyone can do. Those tasks are reserved for people who have been ordained.

    That’s what I mean. <img src=” title=”Smile” />

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    Victor
    Member

    [quote:czgkzmpf]Oh. Well, I am trying to contrast it with the “priesthood of all believers.”

    We have designated people to do the priestly tasks – saying mass and all that is not something just anyone can do. Those tasks are reserved for people who have been ordained.

    That’s what I mean. <img src=” title=”Smile” />[/quote:czgkzmpf]

    I see what you mean. The selection of a few (12 apostles) has always had it’s place in how God communicates and works through the human person. For one, it can bring humility to those who struggle with authority. It also works as a multi-back-up system in an organic body. If error (virus) creeps into any area of the Body it has a way of flushing it out BECAUSE of authority and how our hierarchy works. If you do not make such a seperation of class, the system will crumble in a matter of a short time. In short, I think the seperation was done to mimic the function of our own body by having a back up while creating unity and humility in all.

    Is this what you were looking for Jon? <img src=” title=”Neutral” />

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