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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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Ordained ministry is in communion with the "succession of the elders" (successio presbyteralis).
It insisted, accordingly, that this mission is "a gift of the risen Christ" (3) and that the act of ordination is "a sign of God's faithfulness to his Church, especially in relation to the oversight of its mission." (4) Despite differences among Christian communions, it stated, there is the same purpose and a similar function of the ordained ministry between two communions, which enables them to have mutual recognition of ordained ministry.
The focus of interest lies in issues which have been perennially divisive between the churches and towards whose resolution Dr Chadwick has devoted so many days, months, and years in the course of ecumenical dialogue: eucharistic theology, the ordained ministry, justification, authority in the Church.
It can easily be shown that the Christian church admitted women into her regularly ordained ministry during the first two hundred years of Christianity....one thing is clear ...
"I've been led to help other people through the ordained ministry," Johnson said.
The most memorable time of his career in ordained ministry, Coffin said, was his first appointment as parish priest, when he served communities along the coast of southeast Labrador from 1985-1988.
Does he serve no priestly function in the ordained ministry?
In due course, I began to explore the call to ordained ministry and here I am."
If however, we believe that ordained ministry is a lifetime calling, that retired ministers who fill pulpits, administer sacraments, call on the sick, bury the dead, offer daily prayers, and then, even when they are not able to perform these acts are still ministers, then, What a travesty to cut such people off from the life and work of the greater church.
Therefore, while the note says "a person's sexual orientation is, in itself, irrelevant to their suitability for episcopal office or indeed ordained ministry more generally", candidates can be required to be celibate.
"We're drawing everyone's attention to the need for vocations, to the need to draw people's attention to the fact that God may be calling them to ordained ministry.