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ordination:

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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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With all certainty this regions is laying the groundwork to develop and notable touristic destination, and this will reguire more detailed studies about territorial ordainment and managing, as well as the analysis of the social impacts brought about which could stimulate or restrict the future sustainable development of the region (Salinas, 2005, p.
For one thing: a radical restructuring which begins with the ordainment and acceptance of women in higher leadership roles: just one of the key facets that, O'Brien maintains, can lead to a much more powerful, effective Church structure.
This term is found again in Exodus 29:18, when God schools Moses in the ritual ordainment of priests, which involves the sacrifice of a ram on the altar: It is a burnt offering to the Lord, a pleasing odor [Olah hu la-Adonai, re'ah niho'ah].
The elections took place on Monday in the patriarchate headquarters in the towns of al-Atshana in Lebanon, and the ordainment ceremony will be conducted later in Damascus.
Therein (that Night) is decreed every matter of ordainment.