The laying on of hands is a tremendous symbol. Anyone who is present in such a service gives thereby his assent to not only their service, but to his service. He sets himself apart to serve the Lord, to be under the leadership of one who will guide him in the service of the Lord. The laying on of hands thus, does not commit the bishop alone to a service, the presbyter or pastor, but all the people.
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