ordination ordination  /ˌɔr də ˈneɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the status of being ordained to a sacred office
  2. (n) logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
  3. (n) the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders



  1. The demand for ordination is perhaps the most fundamental conflict between the church's hierarchy and its militant women critics.
  2. But a third, contradictory opinion, affirmed both gay unions and ordination.
  3. The election and ordination of Gene Robinson was an event which many in the Communion had warned would deepen our divisions.


  1. Cardinal O'Malley to ordain 5 priests

    BOSTON-- The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has welcomed five new priests during an ordination ceremony attended by about 1,200 people.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: 7 News Boston

  2. Springfield Baptist Church ordains Robert E. Davalt II

    The Springfield Baptist Church ordained Robert E. Davalt II in a worship service May 19. Rev. Davalt, 49, began youth ministry at Springfield Baptist in March 2008. The Ordination was under the auspices of the American Baptist Churches (ABC) USA. Delegates from seven area ABC churches participated in the service. Dr. Donald Chaney, chairman of the Cairn University Graduate Programs delivered a ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Springfield Press

  3. Valley News Live to air Bishop Folda Ordination Live

    Monsignor John Thomas Folda of the Catholic Diocese of Lincoln, Neb., has been appointed as the eighth Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fargo. Valley News Live is the only television station to broadcast the ordination live on Wednesday, June 19.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KVLY - KXJB Fargo

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  1. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, already battling to avoid a worldwide Anglican schism over gay clergy, told the synod: "I approach this from the position of someone who is committed to the ordination of women to the episcopate." "I...
    on Jul 7, 2008 By: Rowan Williams Source: Reuters UK

  2. "Many of the necessary changes that have been identified, including increasing transparency, improving risk management and attaining better co-ordination among regulators could provide important support to the process of normalizing our financial...
    on Apr 10, 2006 By: Ben Bernanke Source: 940 News

  3. "We will try to verify the shutdown of Yongbyon in support of and in co-ordination with other agencies like the IAEA," US Pacific Commander Timothy Keating told a news conference. "You bet, we're gonna pay very close attention."
    on Jun 27, 2006 By: Timothy Keating Source: 940 News

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