Presupposing the sacraments of initiation


#1

In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 1563 states:

Hence the priesthood of priests, while presupposing the sacraments of initiation, is nevertheless conferred by its own particular sacrament.

Please explain.


#2

The sacraments of initiation are:
Baptism
First Communion
Confirmation

In order to become a priest, one must have personally experienced these three sacraments; nevertheless, the ordination to the priesthood is a sacrament of its own.


closed #3

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