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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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My personal view is that folk should have at least a few years of life and church experience "under the belt" before the call to ordained ministry is extended to them.
Women and some men are finding that ministry in hospitals, education, missions, community service and pastoral counselling is better suited to their gifts and is still understood as ordained ministry.
This priesthood of the faithful bestowed by baptism, including that of women of course, fulfils the requirements for ordained ministry.
The (Lutheran) Church of Norway has praised the Church of England for its decision to support the consecration of women as bishops, saying that the ordained ministry cannot be limited to men.
The Church of England, by dint of its continuity with the past in terms of its buildings and (overwhelmingly) in its ordained ministry at the time of the split, has the greater claim.
It will upset those who figure women are weaker vessels or not equal to men or not called to ordained ministry.
As reported in the February Anglican Journal, Bishop Pitman, in a December letter to his clergy, wrote that he expects priests in his diocese who are involved in the conservative Anglican Network in Canada and "working to the establishment of a parallel jurisdiction to the Anglican Church of Canada" would "do the honourable thing and resign their positions, relinquishing their licences to exercise ordained ministry in this church.
Members of the ordained ministry have a vital role to play for the existence and action of every community or group of people.
Bishop Cy Pitman, of the diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, said he expects clergy "involved in the (Essentials) Network and working to the establishment of a parallel jurisdiction to the Anglican Church of Canada would do the honourable thing and resign their positions, relinquishing their licences to exercise ordained ministry in this church.
The international commission's final report had found "substantial agreement" between Anglicans and Catholics on issues such as the Eucharist and ordained ministry, fueling hopes for swift ecumenical progress.
Anglicans and Lutherans have pledged to work more closely in many areas of mission and ministry, including addressing "matters of human need and global concerns," and the formation for lay and ordained ministry.
In previous rounds the dialogue has produced joint statements on education, holiness and spirituality in ordained ministry, the Eucharist, end-of-life issues, ecumenism, and on the mission and witness of the first 30 years of dialogue.