Origin of ordination
Examples from the Web for ordination
Yet, until now, in the Orthodox movement, ordination has been granted only privately and rather infrequently.
In that ordination, they are invested in all that is essential to the pastoral office.A Christian Directory|Baxter Richard
The reading of the Bible at ordination services did not become customary until an even later date.Unitarianism in America|George Willis Cooke
The former was exemplified by his greeting to a cousin of my correspondent, just returned from his ordination.The Parish Clerk (1907)|Peter Hampson Ditchfield
The argument was concerning the validity of the ordination of our priests, &c., in the Church of England.
Father knows the place well; he was curate there for a short time just after his ordination.The Youngest Girl in the Fifth|Angela Brazil
British Dictionary definitions for ordination
- the act of conferring holy orders
- the reception of holy orders
Word Origin and History for ordination
early 15c., "the act of conferring holy orders," from Old French ordinacion (12c.) or directly from Latin ordinationem (nominative ordinatio) "a setting in order, ordinance," noun of action from past participle stem of ordinare "arrange" (see ordain).