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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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To deny the people of God the ordained ministry of women deacons is a serious failing that the church in the West has lived with for 800 years.
Caption: Noah Njegovan has relinquished his ordained ministry and repaid the money he took from the diocese.
I'm a relative newcomer to the Presbyterian Church; I'm changing denominations and traditions after more than 30 years of ordained ministry in an evangelical church.
The path to acceptance has been rocky for most queers who have tried to combine an out sexual identity with ordained ministry, but some have succeeded.
Some will continue in employment outside the church, supporting their ordained ministry from their own resources.
She was selected for training for ordained ministry in 2003 and subsequently spent two years at St Michael's College, Llandaff.
Congregations as the loci of ministry, leaders with the discernment of a call to ordained ministry, exemplary pastors as mentors, and dedicated faculty with passion for teaching and learning have all been playing important roles in this model of theological education for the preparation of leaders for ordained ministry, especially for ethnic, under-served, rural, urban, and special ministries in the ELCA.
Now a bishop in the Church of England, Green wrote the first edition in 1989 drawing on his 20 years of ordained ministry in Birmingham and his work with an educational psychologist.
Canon Ogle trained for the ordained ministry in Cambridge and served as a deacon for seven years before she became one of the first women to be ordained as priest in the Church of England in 1994, at Ripon Cathedral.
This also applies to the claim of the ordained ministry to represent Jesus over against the congregation or parish.
Drawing a parallel between the 20th-century debates by the Church of England over the admission of women to ordained ministry and the fourth-century debates at the time of the Arian crisis and Council of Nicaea, Young identifies the recurring hermeneutical challenges involved in the interpretation of Scripture and the transmission of a living and authentic tradition of faith in diverse cultures.
In a similar vein, more than 70 percent of the Episcopal Church's general assembly passed a resolution affirming "that God has called and may call" gay and lesbian people "to any ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church," and empowered the church's liturgical commission to develop rites for blessing same-gender relationships that are "characterized by fidelity, monogamy, mutual affection and respect, careful, honest communication, and the holy love which enables those in such relationships to see in each other the image of God" according to the convention documents.