He was ordained as
a deacon and a priest at once, under a special faculty from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Rev Justin Welby.
Alison Gwlachmai, Jon Price and Martin Pritchard will be ordained as
deacons and Miriam Beecroft and Tania ap Sion will be ordained as
"A lot of people will admit seeing women being ordained as
a danger," Ditewig said.
Steve Hood, 52, who will be ordained as
a Deacon, joked: "The main thing it means for me at the moment is that I'm missing the British Grand Prix, because that's the same day as the ceremony.
Gregory the Great, were never priests but were ordained as
bishops directly from the diaconate.
In the summer of 2003, two of the seven women priests, Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger and Gisela Forster, were ordained as
bishops by several (male) bishops, who were different from the male bishops who ordained on the Danube.
Three women were ordained as
Roman Catholic priests by Bishop Patricia Fresen of Germany at a ceremony in Toronto in May.
John's church in Glencoe, Ont., was among the first six women who were ordained as
priests (women bad previously been ordained as
deacons) in the Anglican Church of Canada on Nov.
By 2002, 3,481 women had been ordained as
Episcopalian priests or deacons, 25 percent of all active clergy were women, and eleven women were serving as bishops.
In 1997 the denomination amended its constitution to stipulate that in order to be ordained as
a church leader, a person must live in a committed heterosexual relationship or be chaste.
The same is true of those who are ordained as
By contrast, the Cardinal sees the priesthood of the ordained as
being more fundamentally related to the community; it is, in fact, an expression of the community.
Ditewig takes up the question of present possibilities, the theological and pastoral question: "Can and should women be ordained as
The three women had been ordained as
deacons in 2003--a decade after the diocesan council affirmed the decisions of the Lambeth Conference on women's ordination in 1988.
This organization and these publications made it their goal to seek out and destroy alleged liberalism in Southern Baptist life; among others, liberals included women ordained as
deacons and the churches that ordained them.