I informed my superiors that I did not feel myself sufficiently prepared for ordination
, and at my request the ceremony was postponed for a year.
"Of the two, reverend sir," said the voice like the deacon's, "I had rather miss an ordination
dinner than to-night's meeting.
Dominic Cawdell, of Mold, is only 22 years old - a year younger than the usual age set for ordination
Dominic Cawdell, from Mold, is only 22 years old - a year younger than the usual age set for ordination
. He needs a dispensation from the Archbishop of Wales to enable the ordination
to take place at St Asaph Cathedral on June 30.
* Finally, and most urgently, was the ordination
of women deacons an ordination
to a major order, that of the diaconate, or was it merely a blessing establishing women in a minor order or role?
Across five decades Baptist hands are changing the ways they confer roles and authority for ministry through ordination
. Baptists have responded to many social and theological factors, yet one change stands above the others in its significance and impact.
Straight on the heels of feminist groups releasing a pink smoke on a hill in Vatican protesting restriction of priestly ordination
to women in Catholic Church, two topless women protested in St Peter's Square on Tuesday demanding a greater role for women.
In what follows, I focus on the canonical sources only in an attempt to make my main findings regarding the question of the legality of bhikkhuni ordination
easily accessible to the general reader.
Concerned Buddhist women established international networks to discuss the reintroduction of bhikkhuni sangha in the Theravada and Tibetan traditions, in which there was no existing bhikkhuni ordination
church's decision earlier this year to allow the ordination
of sexually active gays and lesbians.
20 -- The supreme head of world's Roman Catholic Church- Pope Benedict XVI, has convened a meeting of the Sacred College of Cardinals at the Vatican to discuss religious freedom, wide-spread priestly sex scandals and a new dispute with China over an unsanctioned ordination
that threatens the already-strained Vatican - Beijing relations.
TWO clergy were keeping it in the family at a Midland ordination