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[Lat. ordo,=rank], in Christianity, the traditional degrees of the clergy, conferred by the Sacrament of Holy Order. The episcopacy, priesthood or presbyterate, and diaconate were in general use in Christian churches in the 2d cent.
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RC Church an ecclesiastical title attached to certain offices or distinctions usually bestowed by the Pope
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While the fourth volume of the collected edition contains only three secular cantatas (together with a short vocal duet Le raccommodement comique de Pierrot et de Nicole, and four airs contained in Rene Trepagne de Menerville's Les amusemens de Monsigneur le due de Bretagne, Dauphin [Paris: Elie Josset, 1712], and five published between 1710 and 1724 in the Ballards' Recueils d'airs serieux et a boire between 1710 and 1724), these works are considerably longer than most French cantatas (a point made by the composer herself in the avertissement at the end of the publication).
You will be able, at the least, to learn from[Tappi-Cesarini] the latest developments concerning the bishop of Providence, Monsigneur Russell McVinney.
Receipts made out by the sculptor from Ferrara reveal the routing: "I, Hieronimo de' Lombardi sculptor, have received from the Casa Santa of Loreto 50 florins as partial payment toward what I am owed by this Casa Santa, and the accountant for said House, Messer Giovanni Battista Bandinelli, said he had got the money from the Camera Apostolica, to be deliv ered to him, through its treasurer, the Most Reverend Monsigneur of Macerata, toward payment for grain sent to the Chamber" (8 January 1558); "I Hieronimo Lombardo have received from the accountant Signor Giovanni Battista Bandinelli of Loreto 5 gold ducats, which he is paying me in the name of the Casa Santa in partial payment for what I am owed by the Casa.