Clergy

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'''Clergy''' in the [[Orthodox Church]] are those individuals set aside to perform certain tasks and/or exercise certain authority in the life of the Church.  Clergy are divided into [[major orders]] and [[minor orders]].
 
'''Clergy''' in the [[Orthodox Church]] are those individuals set aside to perform certain tasks and/or exercise certain authority in the life of the Church.  Clergy are divided into [[major orders]] and [[minor orders]].
  

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Clergy L to R: priest, two deacons, and a bishop

Clergy in the Orthodox Church are those individuals set aside to perform certain tasks and/or exercise certain authority in the life of the Church. Clergy are divided into major orders and minor orders.


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