Origin of ordination
OTHER WORDS FROM ordinationnon·or·di·na·tion, nounpost·or·di·na·tion, adjective
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In 2000, the SBC attempted to settle decades of debate on women’s ordination by issuing a statement that “the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.”
While some continue to advocate for women’s ordination within the SBC, others, such as popular Bible study teacher Beth Moore, have made the painful decision to leave to pursue their leadership vocations in less restrictive communities.
However, full ordination also offers prestigious standing in the community, higher ritual status, and freedom from serving monks and senior members, cooking, cleaning and performing daily maintenance.
This is because to conduct the full ordination ceremony there need to be five fully ordained monks and five fully ordained nuns present.
He was two weeks away from ordination, his son said, when he decided he no longer wanted to be a priest.Joseph Scheidler, a major architect of the antiabortion movement, dies at 93|Matt Schudel|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
Yet, until now, in the Orthodox movement, ordination has been granted only privately and rather infrequently.
The study also cites a reluctance among some sisters to embrace the “reservation of priestly ordination to men.”Former Nun Mary Johnson Criticizes Vatican Crackdown on U.S. Sisters|Abigail Pesta|April 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The fatwas used to carry the authority of divine ordination.The Fatwa Against Women Touching Bananas and Other Stupid Islamic Orders|Asra Q. Nomani|December 10, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Rome's scrambling to undo damage from changes to church law that lumped ordination of women priests with child sex abuse.
No period of preparation was necessary, at least in the beginning, for the ordination of an Aglipayan priest.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
There he saw the ceremony of ordination performed, and expressed warm approbation of the Anglican ritual.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
And the rejoicing thus variously represented is according to Divine ordination.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
He told me himself, that ever since his ordination he has assumed what he calls a priestly garb.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
His long vacations had ended, ordination was at hand, and his life-work would begin in the month of October.The Art of Disappearing|John Talbot Smith
British Dictionary definitions for ordination
- the act of conferring holy orders
- the reception of holy orders