Of the two, reverend sir," said the voice like the deacon's, "I had rather miss an ordination
dinner than to-night's meeting.
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?
When a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) church first ordained a woman to ministry in 1964 the practices, processes, and meanings of ordination
took new directions.
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
SIR - The ordination
of women does not present a problem for the churches of the Reformation ("Catholic Church needs a rethink", Carolyn Hitt, July 19).
THE Diocese of Liverpool is celebrating the ordination
of eight new Deacons for the Church of England.
Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia did not have any access to full ordination