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DIACONATE minor ministries. Doorkeepers, exorcists, acolytes, lectors and subdeacons. Until the reforms of Pope Paul VI they were called minor orders, and were conferred on candidates for the priesthood as phases of the ecclesiastical gradus Mohlberg, Liber sacramemtorum, 115-116. Toledo Metro Map In times of persecution, the doorkeeper lat.
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In the early church until the 3rd c., the exorcist was not necessarily an ordained or instituted minister. Exorcism was a function of any Christian called to cast out the evil spirit from a possessed person Tertull. Apol. 23. Cyprian also spoke of exorcism in the sense of casting demons out of persons who were possessed, and described the powers and dramatic effects of demons on the possessed Ad Demetr. 14. Origen declared that demons are expelled not by magic rites or incantations, but by prayers and abjurations C. Cels. 6, 4. Cyril of Jerusalem encouraged his catechumens to receive willingly and devoutly the exorcism he had conferred by breathing on them Procat. 9. In the cited references, emphasis is more on the office than on the minister himself. The first trace of ordination of exorcists is found in the Gelasian Sacramentary Mohlberg, Liber sacramentorum, 116, 118.