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1The action of ordaining someone in holy orders.‘the ordination of women’
induction, introduction, admission, admittance, installation, incorporation, ordination, investiture, investment, enlistment, enrolment, recruitmentView synonyms
- ‘Infidelity to one's vows is sinful; infidelity to the grace and character of sacred ordination to the priesthood is sinful; sexual abuse in whatever form is sinful.’
- ‘Among Anglicans, responsibility for the good order of the Church is placed in the hands of bishops by custom, rites of ordination, and canon law.’
- ‘The Protestant Church of North India is now training women for ordination, despite initial resistance.’
- ‘The nature of each is spelled out in baptism and ordination.’
- ‘All churches have structures of ministry that they identify, in various ways, as arising from baptism and conferred through ordination and other forms of blessing and appointment.’
- ‘Encouraged by his mother and her great friend, John Donne, he accepted ordination as a deacon.’
- ‘As for Harrigan, no fair reader could claim that the article did not delve into contentious issues such as liturgical reform, women's ordination, clerical sexual abuse, and racism.’
- ‘When I mentioned this to my wife Regina she said, ‘It should teach you that ordination isn't for you; it's for the church.’’
- ‘Whether at ordination a man expected to be a priest for thirty-seven years or forty-eight years, ordination was ordination.’
- ‘The church retains the right to deny ordination to people on many grounds: age, marital history, financial history, criminal history, psychiatric history, and so on.’
- ‘I refer specifically to the Eastern tradition of requiring men to be married before they are ordained and prohibiting marriage after ordination.’
- ‘Redwoods Presbytery voted 90-37 to approve Morrison's ordination and installation as a field director for More Light Presbyterians.’
- ‘One is ordained and two are considering ordination.’
- ‘Behr-Sigel recognizes that Orthodox women are not permitted to preach within the liturgy itself, and that the possibility of ordination to the presbyterate seems a dim prospect.’
- ‘One of the things I most look forward to, if the Lord wills, is attending my son Jeremy's ordination to the ministry.’
- ‘The more we think about ordination in the context of baptism, the greater the leveling effect.’
- ‘Ministry does not begin at ordination, but at baptism.’
- ‘Attending to political perceptions and consequences, while not unimportant, is nowhere to be found in the rite of episcopal ordination.’
- ‘With other controversial issues such as slavery and women's ordination, laity and clergy could find Bible verses to help Spirit-led changes.’
- ‘Lutherans had agreed to the Episcopal practice of ordination by a bishop.’
- 1.1[count noun]A ceremony in which someone is ordained.‘they travel to Exeter for an ordination’
- ‘In order for a woman to be recognized as deacon an ordination had to take place.’
- ‘There are, however, no studies of Marrant's Narrative as an ordination sermon, and the function that it served as such.’
- ‘The new ordinations also circumvent centuries-old protocol, said Jan Nunley, a priest who is deputy director of the Episcopal News Service.’
- ‘What the church does, then, when it conducts the wedding rite or the ordination rite is clear enough.’
- ‘There are now 400-500 ordinations annually in Italy, compared to 100-150 in France; in the 1950s France had a smaller population and ordained more priests.’
- ‘The bishop, as spiritual elder, officiates at baptisms, weddings, communions, funerals, ordinations, and membership meetings.’
- ‘But, at the end of that practice period, the fall of 1972, I came back up here for the ordination ceremony and was here for about a year acting as Richard's attendant.’
- ‘After their ordinations, parishioners and others will help complete their formation.’
- ‘Campbell participated in many ordinations of men who would become pastors in these new churches.’
- ‘Lutherans have historically allowed pastors to preside at ordinations when authorized by the candidate's synod bishop.’
- ‘In an older time, the hymn was frequently sung at priestly ordinations.’
- ‘Participants in the ordination ceremony included Morrison's father, Steve, who is an elder at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.’
- ‘Bishop Christy Jones sent his apologies as he was performing an ordination in Strokestown at the same time.’
- ‘After all, a coronation is merely an ordination on the grand scale.’
- ‘The ordination ceremony honors the presence of a special voice.’
- ‘Two weeks later, Olsen participated in the Episcopalians' ordinations at St. James Cathedral.’
- ‘So the headquarters decided to have a full ordination ceremony here in Australia.’
- ‘I am reasonably sure the statement would also rule invalid the ordinations of several canonized saints.’
- ‘There will be a solemn ordination service, with the taking of vows, the laying on of hands, and the giving of the right hand of fellowship.’
- ‘If ordinations are classed as invalid because of such considerations, then the sacramental character of the ecclesial community is called into question.’
[count noun] A statistical technique in which data from a large number of sites or populations are represented as points in a multidimensional space.
- ‘Such trends are better displayed by ordination techniques that map the relationship between communities in two- or three-dimensional space.’
- ‘The requirements of assembling the ordination are the principal limitation to wide application.’
- ‘Inter-sample relationships in ordination space were largely determined by the abundance of common taxa.’
- ‘Both the habitat data and the ordination analysis indicate that many of these exotic species are found in forested areas.’
- ‘A non-metric multidimensional scaling ordination identified two gradients of species replacement distinguished by differences in forest canopy species and groundcover.’
3literary The action of decreeing or ordaining.
Late Middle English (in the general sense ‘arrangement in order’): from Latin ordinatio(n-), from Latin ordinare put in order (see ordain).
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