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Making, ordaining, and consecrating

When I was confirmed, nearly 50 years ago, I learnt of the consecration of bishops, the ordination of priests, and the making of deacons. Although it seems still to be customary to consecrate bishops, I frequently read of the priesting of priests and the ordination of deacons. Has the terminology changed, or is this an informal usage that the layman can ignore?

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