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in religion, term used to designate the clergy of Protestant churches, particularly those who repudiate the claims of apostolic succession. The ceremony by which the candidate receives the office of a minister is called ordination.
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[Lat. ordo,=rank], in Christianity, the traditional degrees of the clergy, conferred by the Sacrament of Holy Order. The episcopacy, priesthood or presbyterate, and diaconate were in general use in Christian churches in the 2d cent.
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ordination

a. the act of conferring holy orders
b. the reception of holy orders
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Ordained ministry is in communion with the "succession of the elders" (successio presbyteralis).
Therefore, while the note says "a person's sexual orientation is, in itself, irrelevant to their suitability for episcopal office or indeed ordained ministry more generally", candidates can be required to be celibate.
We're drawing everyone's attention to the need for vocations, to the need to draw people's attention to the fact that God may be calling them to ordained ministry.
The clergyman played a major role in recruiting members of the services into the ordained ministry.
The resulting 15 essays consider such aspects as the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church, the British Unitarian movement, Africa, the feminization and professionalization of ordained ministry within the Ma'ohi Protestant Church in French Polynesia, and Caribbean women in the ministry of the Anglican Church.
About half of those training for ordained ministry in the Church of England are now women.
In the book under review, Cragg elaborates the theology of ordained ministry that has nurtured this engagement.
The second problem is with the tone of the article treating the ordained ministry as just another job or seeing them as just social workers with collars.
The diaconate is an ordained ministry within the Catholic Church and is conferred by bishops through the sacrament of holy orders.
In addition to ordained ministry, he fulfills his baptismal vocation as husband to Kathy, father to Nathan, and "alpha dog" to Merlin, the miniature schnauzer of the house.
In today's world, many are coming late to ordained ministry.
Zambian Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, who married a Korean manicurist five years ago in a Moonie ceremony but then left her after being threatened with excommunication, has announced that he's taking up the cause of reconciling the hierarchy with Catholic priests who left ordained ministry to marry.