These are ecclesiastically of equal rank, though differentiated, according to their duties, as ministers who preach and administer the sacraments, and as elders who are associated with the ministers in the oversight of the people.
Ministers duly called and ordained may alone preach and administer the sacraments (iv.
The pastors were to preach, administer the sacraments, and in conjunction with the elders to exercise discipline.
The ejected ministers were forbidden to preach or administer the sacraments.
He at once felt that this was his vocation, and the next day, layman as he was, he went up to Assisi and began to preach to the poor 0209).