He says, that because the Twelve were symbolic of the Twelve Patriarchs of Israel, he could not have chosen women.
Also, he says that Christ had no intention of making the apostles Priests and this was a later development.
Finally in this section, Schmidt comments that it was not the explicit will of Christ to have a succession from apostles to bishops and that he never thought in terms of presbyter or deacons either... displayed 300 characters
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Social pressure and persecution, he comments lead to a stronger focus on leaders, which resulted in the gradual loss of importance in Charisms.
Here he looks the Greek term for deacon, which had a broad meaning and was used for basically anyone who served. He notes, that this term which was for the Greeks a disgrace became for Christians the way of life, Christ being their primary example, as one who came not to be served, but to serve... displayed next 300 characters
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The Board of Governors directs the operation on the Fed. It supervises the twelve Federal Reserve district banks and regulated certain activities of member banks and all other depository institutions...
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