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ORDINATION, civil and eccl. law. The act of conferring the orders of the church upon an individual. Nov. 137.

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based Women's Ordination Conference and its sister group, Women's Ordination Worldwide, was to send a message to the pope.
Many Christian denominations allow ordination of women, but the Catholic Church has been strictly following the age-old law of allowing only men to be ordained as priests.
1) reports that Mahapajapati was the first woman to receive higher ordination.
Presbyteries and sessions now will examine candidates for ordination or installation with the standard being that a candidate's "manner of life should be a demonstration of the Christian gospel in the church and in the world.
The ordination ceremony was carried by the Archbishop of Birmingham, Bernard Longley, and came nearly 30 years after Father Marko, who now lives in Toronto, baptised his nephew, Father Puljic, in 1981.
Ordination is not about authority or influence in the Church.
The Licensing took place this week at an ordination service at Liverpool Cathedral.
Dhammavati, the leading bhikkhuni of Nepal and her group received full ordination at this time.
Meanwhile in the LCA, while an early 1968 study determined that there were no biblical or theological impediments to women's ordination, no recommendation for the same was made for fear it would threaten ecumenical fellowship.
A major contribution is the breadth of its collection of literary and epigraphic evidence for the ordination of women to the offices of deacon and presbyter.
Robinson's ordination has to be understood in terms of the long-standing tolerance of diversity among varying regional and local churches, reinforced by American Anglicans' practice of electing bishops from the ground up.
5-hour ordination ceremony was attended by about 1,000 parishioners, including more than 20 priests from the local Xuzhou diocese and other provinces, vice chairman of the government-backed Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association Liu Bainian told Kyodo News.