minister employed by a nursing home that was affiliated with (but not controlled by) a church.(12)
The increase in feminist ministers, including some who are ordained
as priests, is interesting.
e priests will be ordained
at 5pm today, and the deacons ordained
at 10.30am tomorrow.
"1 had to figure out, if we have all these historical references to ordained
women in the Middle Ages, why people keep saying that women were never ordained
But her role as an associate in ministry at the Church of Reconciliation in Chapel Hill, where she was active in children's and youth ministries, was not the same as being an ordained
minister of the church.
In other denominations, women were ordained
during the nineteenth century, and some women, including Ann Lee of the Shakers, Mary Baker Eddy of the Church of Christ Scientist, and Ellen White of the Seventh-Day Adventists, began new sects.
The church may consider whether sexually active gay clergy can be ordained
Ven.Bhikkhuni Dhammavati, Ven.Dr.Anoja after having been ordained
in 1988 and 1998 respectively still cannot wear the civara (robe) when they returned to Nepal.
He notes that the openness to women on the teams of ordained
leaders will probably depend on the overall level of women's education and their acceptance as community leaders.
"The church has taken a very bold step, particularly in our Islamic context, in ordaining women," said the newly ordained
deacon Kushnud Azariah.
Vagaggini concluded in his lengthy and profoundly researched essay that women in the East had been ordained
to the major order of the diaconate over many centuries and in different regions of the Greek and Byzantine churches.
Steve Hood, 52, who will be ordained
as a Deacon, joked: "The main thing it means for me at the moment is that I'm missing the British Grand Prix, because that's the same day as the ceremony.