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The Mandarin word yuánfèn, 缘分, refers to a relationship ordained by fate or destiny.
He studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, was ordained in 1954 and received a doctorate in theology in 1957 from the Catholic Institute of Paris.Hans Küng, Catholic theologian who challenged papal authority, dies at 93|Matt Schudel|April 9, 2021|Washington Post
Lawson is a 2018 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College graduate and was ordained as a rabbi in the same year.
The suffrage movement similarly held no allure for them, even after one brother married suffragist and abolitionist Lucy Stone and another brother wed Antoinette Brown, an ordained minister and women’s rights advocate.Determined to practice medicine, two sisters defied conventions|Janet Golden|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
There’s a school of thought, for instance, which argues that restoration by its very nature alters the way nature has ordained a structure to evolve, endure wear and tear, and eventually collapse.Authenticity Versus Longevity for Preservation: Which Matters More?|Nick Fouriezos|December 11, 2020|Ozy
And no religious denomination should be forced to ordain gays or women as priests, right?
The letter also ordered her to “take down www.ordainwomen.org and disassociat[e] yourself from Ordain Women.”
Kate Kelly, the leader of Ordain Women, was officially excommunicated.
The Ordain Women website posted some of Harrison's email to Kelly informing her of her excommunication.
Among other things, Weiss had the beautiful chutzpah to ordain Orthodox women.The Chief Rabbinate Proves Jews Would Be Better Off without It|Gershom Gorenberg|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They say they ordain and establish it; we do not speak of ordaining leagues and compacts.
It is very proper to say, too, I suppose, that it is an imposition when the bishops ordain the ministers?
The bishops will ordain no persons whose names have not been submitted to the Government and approved by it.The War Upon Religion|Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
"The deities ordain and the balance weighs; your reward will be the greater," replied Ten-teh.Kai Lung's Golden Hours|Ernest Bramah
The government they aimed at was not democracy, but theocracy: "God never did ordain democracy as a fit government," said Cotton.