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ordain someone

 (as) something
1. Lit. to establish someone as a priest or minister. In a lovely ceremony, they ordained David as a priest. He was ordained as a priest by a bishop.
2. Fig. to establish someone as something. They ordained the poor old man as a deputy sheriff. Was he duly ordained as a Mercedes mechanic?
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Will the church take note of the many liturgies used in the past to ordain women to the diaconate?
At Wakefield Cathedral on July 3, The Rt Rev Platten will ordain Rev Harry Gwinnett, as Curate of St John the Evangelist, Golcar, Rev Catherine Macpherson as Curate of Mirfield Team Ministry, and Rev Cathy Reardon as Curate of St Thomas, Bradley, St Francis, Fixby, and St Hilda, Cowcliffe.
The Roman Catholic Church continues to refuse to ordain women as priests, leading to a number of traditional Anglicans choosing to convert to Catholicism.
Thus, according to Apostolic Succession, our women bishops are valid and therefore those that they ordain are validly ordained.
The pressure to ordain women to the Catholic priesthood and permanent diaconate is growing.
It has taken me all this time more than a decade to understand the strange decision made one afternoon in the dreaming shade of a Thai temple, as pale butterflies knocked against my warming flesh," she writes of her choice to ordain.
Bishop Cox, who ordained singer Sinead O'Connor, is set to ordain two men priests.
The courts have repeatedly disallowed deductions and benefits for groups that ordain individuals primarily to avoid taxes.
He also discussed the liturgies used to ordain women (virtually identical to those used to ordain men to the diaconate).
Is it presently possible to ordain women according to church teaching and the Second Vatican Council vision of the restored diaconate?
Despite her advocacy Zagano doesn't think every bishop needs to ordain women as deacons tomorrow, noting that some dioceses still don't ordain men to the permanent diaconate.
The Bishop of Warwick, Rev John Stroyan will ordain nine priests on July 4 at 7pm and The Bishop of Coventry Dr Christopher Cocksworth will ordain 11 deacons on July 5 at 10.