The oldest order of Priests


#1

What is the oldest order of Roman Catholic priests?


#2

Probably Augustinian Canons Regular.

Blessings,
Cloisters


#3

Probably an eastern Byzantine Catholic, Coptic Desert Fathers, or Syriac monastic cave hermits (they don’t really have orders in the Latin sense) - these were around before Rome ever considered any order.


#4

Diocesan priesthood - established by Jesus Christ 33AD :smiley:


#5

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