Ordination Ceremony: Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican Ordination

When you imagine an ordination ceremony, you are most likely thinking of a Roman Catholic, Orthodox or Anglican consecration.

Within these faiths, there are three "degrees" of ordination: deaconpresbyter, and bishop, according to Wikipedia. Both bishops and presbyters are priests and have authority to celebrate the Eucharist.

Ordination of a bishop is performed by several bishops; ordination of a priest or deacon is performed by a single bishop. Only a person ordained to the priesthood may administer most sacraments. That includes hearing confession or giving Holy Communion.