ordained ordained  /ɔr ˈdeɪnd/


  1. (adj) fixed or established especially by order or command
  2. (adj) invested with ministerial or priestly functions



  1. Women priests could possibly be ordained in 1976, if the next triennial convention rules that the language of the constitution permits such a move.
  2. The pioneer was Regina Jonas, ordained in Germany in 1935.
  3. Gregory was ordained as a priest in 1973, in Chicago's archdiocese, at the age of 25.


  1. Newly ordained priests across country hail from variety of backgrounds

    Newly ordained priests offer their first blessing over Chicago Cardinal Francis George on May 18 at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. (CNS/Catholic News World/Natalie Battaglia)
    on June 19, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

  2. Three new priests ordained in Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids appointed to pastoral positions

    Three bilingual men ages 26 to 32 were ordained as priests June 1 and will begin their pastoral assignments next month.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Muskegon Chronicle

  3. Samuel Wagner to be ordained a deacon for Diocese of NU

    Samuel Wagner will be ordained a deacon for the Diocese of New Ulm on Saturday, June 15 at the Church of St. Mary in Sleepy Eye by the Most Reverend John M. LeVoir, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of New Ulm. The ordination Mass will begin at 10 a.m.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch


  1. But, in his reply, the Pope said recent developments, "especially concerning the ordained ministry and certain moral teachings, have affected not only international relations within the Anglican Communion, but also relations between the Anglican...
    on Nov 23, 2006 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "Many in Washington have spent the last weeks declaring that outcome of this race to be pre-ordained, and the primary process a mere formality," said Obama for America Campaign Manager David Plouffe in an e-mail. "Yet, in this quarter alone,...
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: David Plouffe Source: Washington Post

  3. In the text of the inhibition, Jefferts Schori wrote: "I hereby inhibit the said Bishop Schofield and order that from and after 5:00 pm PST, Friday, January 11, 2008, he cease from exercising the gifts of ordination in the ordained ministry of this...
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: Katharine Jefferts Schori Source: Virtue Online

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