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Difference between Enter a religious order and Take holy orders

enter a religious orderbecome a member of a religious order; adopt a monastic life:

  • She entered the religious Order of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart and adopted the name Sister Ignatius of Jesus.

take holy orders—(also: take orders) become a priest in the Anglican Church:

  • Although monks are not necessarily clergymen, many of the body in this country took holy orders.