For example, the priests are not to be chosen by the people; penitents are not to be present at ordinations (lest they should hear the failings of candidates discussed); bishops are to be appointed by the metropolitan and his suffragan; sub-deacons may not distribute the elements of the Eucharist; clerics are forbidden to leave a diocese without the bishop's permission.
The bishops are chosen from the teachers; they are itinerant, conduct marriage and funeral services, and are present at communions, at ordinations, when deacons are chosen or elected, and at trials for the excommunication of members.
Other ordinations for the administration of the sacraments in Scotland, the colonies and England followed.
No reference in the registers can be produced for many ordinations of undoubted validity.
He could not doubt for a moment the utter invalidity of Edwardine ordinations to the priesthood.