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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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a reception for Archbishop Howley, Monsigneur Reardon, and Reverend
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.