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 (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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Throughout its history the Church has set some people apart for specific roles, and this is why I am very excited about Jon and Martin becoming our Diocese's first ordained Pioneer Ministers.
Another regular variation related to who should examine a candidate: a council of neighborhood ministers, a committee of pastors from the Baptist association, or a presbytery of ministers and ordained deacons and/or non-ordained lay people.
One line reads, "A contributing factor in the social recognition of the role of women is a greater appreciation of their responsibilities in the Church: their involvement in decision-making, their participation in the administration of some institutions and their involvement in the formation of ordained ministers.
Rachel Simpson, 24, who featured in Vicar Academy, the BBC Wales documentary broadcast last autumn on trainee vicars at St Michael's College, Cardiff, was also ordained as a deacon.
1 had to figure out, if we have all these historical references to ordained women in the Middle Ages, why people keep saying that women were never ordained.
History tells us that from antiquity to about the 12th century Christian women in the West were ordained as deacons.
The 11th deacon was ordained by the Bishop of Warrington, the Rt Rev Richard Blackburn, in his own parish of Skelmersdale St Paul.
He broke the previous record set by Alexander Rae Grant, former minister of West Cults, Aberdeen, who was ordained in November 1923 and died aged 104 in August 2001, 77 years and 260 days later.
Rev Carol Hirst, Curate of Ripponden, Rishworth, Barkisland and West Scammonden, will be ordained at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden on the same day.
WOMEN are slowly being allowed a greater role as ordained ministers in the Anglican Communion - and are becoming increasingly accepted.
Twenty-five deacons will be ordained in services taking place at Lichfield Cathedral today and tomorrow in what has been described by the Church as the largest number of new clergy to be ordained into the Lichfield Diocese in "living memory".
A DUBLIN man who dropped out of school to form a rock band was yesterday ordained into the priesthood.
And for many years, small faith communities around the country have chosen and ordained their own leaders of worship.
Three women were ordained as Roman Catholic priests by Bishop Patricia Fresen of Germany at a ceremony in Toronto in May.