This kind of training is easily shared between ordinands
and lay people.
His attempt to relativize its importance in the deaconess' ordination by reference to an epiclesis for minor orders in the Apostolic Constitutions is undercut, however, by his own admission that, "in the Byzantine rite, the Holy Spirit is invoked upon neither lectors nor subdeacons." (153) The second similarity is God's call to the ordinand
, which Martimort implies was given to Phoebe but not to the candidate since the deaconess' willingness and desire is explicitly mentioned in her second prayer; (154) however, Martimort neglects to mention that the first prayer specifically asks God to "call her to the work of your diaconate," followed by the epiclesis, "and send down upon her the abundant gift of your Holy Spirit." (155)
To illustrate with what some may presently regard as a counterfactual example, one could ask, is it possible that the actual rite of "ordination" did no more than publicly certify that the ordinand
was duly prepared for service in the presence of witnesses who testified that he had been so called and was to be entrusted with the office?
In Mystical Paths Nicholas looks back from a perspective of twenty years to describe events in 1968, when he was still an ordinand
or seminarian studying to be a priest in the Church of England.
This understanding of the substance of the faith has particular importance at ordinations to the eldership and ministry in the church, where the ordinand
subscribes to the confession of faith and has liberty of opinion in all matters that do not enter into "the substance of the faith"--a substance that in many respects remains undefined--and where attempts to seek such a definition have been resisted.
Ayla Lepine is an ordinand
at Westcott House and a Trustee of ACE
JEREMY Cooper is the latest ordinand
from the diocese to become a deacon, having trained on the Newcastle Diocesan OLM Training Scheme for the last two years.
How clearly does an epicletic prayer during the laying-on of hands express that ordination, carried out by the church, is an act of God, who equips the ordinand
by the power of the Holy Spirit?
Australian actor Jesse Spencer, known to fans as Billy Kennedy in Neighbours, plays Raphael, the young ordinand
whose mysterious past will open a Pandora's box from which no one is safe.
The editor however has overlooked two recent English essays, by Humphrey Carpenter in 1985, and John Batchelor, 1989, which suggests there may be other English omissions.) But though the various parts here -- on Dodgson as don, mathematician, ordinand
, photographer, friend of little girls; as diarist and letter writer; and finally as writer -- do add up to a reasonable whole, there is no one biography or study of this perplexing man which one can say is definitive.
Participants included Katy Armes (artist & Burning Bush Barn), Brian and Maggie Ayling (Christian Arts Society), Sheona Beaumont (artist and ACE regional associate for Bristol), Diana Coulter (Church Buildings Council), Richard Davey (writer and ACE regional associate for the East Midlands), Annie Henry (artist and ordinand
), Gavin Mart (Engedi Arts, see Short notes), Philip Martin (St James Alderholt), Charles McCarthy (artist, St Michael's Discoed), Patrice Moor (artist), Angela Peagram (Art and Sacred Places), Vivien Thickett and Janice Rider (All Saints, King's Heath) and Sara Schumacher (PhD student, St Andrews).
Amanda's present title is "licensed lay-worker" and ordinand
(someone training for the ministry).