Aug 17, 2004

Ecceliastic numerology
for my high church friends and others similarly afflicted

It takes three bishops to ordain a bishop or, I understand, 40 priests. Thus 13.333 priests equal one bishop, 13 being the number of the 12 apostles (St. Matthias replacing Judas) plus Paul. Apostolic succession, we say, passes through bishops.

So, could apostolic succession be passed via the laying on of hand's by 13.333 priest's or, I don't know, by 13 priests, a deacon and a layman?