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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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153) The second similarity is God's call to the ordinand, which Martimort implies was given to Phoebe but not to the candidate since the deaconess' willingness and desire is explicitly mentioned in her second prayer; (154) however, Martimort neglects to mention that the first prayer specifically asks God to "call her to the work of your diaconate," followed by the epiclesis, "and send down upon her the abundant gift of your Holy Spirit.
At the same time, it insisted that apostolic practice required that at this "installation/ordination" three bishops must lay hands on the ordinand, and one of them must stand in the "historic episcopate," as described above.
Believing he was called to the ministry, he became an ordinand with the Church in Wales and started a degree in theology at Cambridge.
Amanda's present title is "licensed lay-worker" and ordinand (someone training for the ministry).
But even light training proved too much for one middle-aged ordinand who was carried to accident and emergency after dislocating his shoulder.
Malcolm Smith, ordinand in training, a member of St.
After demobilisation he applied for a place as an ordinand at St David's College, Lampeter, from which he graduated in 1950.
He had briefly been engaged to a German ordinand - a wedding date had even been set - but the relationship is described in the book as a "big mistake" by Peter Atkinson, a friend of Dr Williams'.
But light training has already proved too much for one middle-aged ordinand who was carried to accident and emergency after dislocating his shoulder.
In the dvd, five people from the diocese - a Reader in training, an ordinand in training, a curate, an ordained local minister and an incumbent - speak openly about their sense of calling, their journey of response, and the ways in which God has led them since they received their call.
More than 100 clergy and ordinands have demanded that a bishop should be appointed to minister to those who cannot accept this change.