Questions and Answers
1534. Why do the sacraments of Holy Orders and of Matrimony belong together? (CCC 1534) The sacraments of Holy Orders and of Matrimony belong together, because they both are directed toward the salvation of others.
1535. How do Holy Orders and Matrimony contribute to personal salvation? (CCC 1534) Holy Orders and Matrimony contribute to personal salvation through service to others.
1536. What particular consecration is received through Holy Orders? (CCC 1535) The particular consecration received through Holy Orders is for the task to feed the Church with the grace and the word of God.
1537. What is the effect of the sacrament of Matrimony? (CCC 1535) The effect of the sacrament of Matrimony is to fortify and, as it were, consecrate the spouses for the duties and dignity of their state.