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Bishop - Priest - Deacon
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Subdeacon - Reader
Cantor - Acolyte
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Chorepiscopos - Exorcist
Doorkeeper - Deaconess - Presbytide
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An exorcist is an extinct office within the minor orders of clergy. Their office was responsible for invoking God in the ridding of demonic presences that possessed a person, or sometimes a building or other object. This duty is referred to as exorcism.

Other tasks also included the exorcism of the catechumen performed during the Sacrament of Baptism.

Since the fourth century, the functions and ministry of the exorcist have been subsumed by the presbyter.

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