They normally spend a year working as an assistant to a vicar before the Bishop ordains
them to the priesthood when they are also able to celebrate Holy Communion.
The Deacons will then normally spend a year working as an assistant to a vicar, before the Bishop ordains
them to the priesthood.
And I believe that when the church ordains
women and men, married and celibate, to the priesthood, the church will begin to return to spiritual wholeness.
The ELCA ordains
only those gay people who say they will abstain from sexual relationships.
If Bishop Cox ordains
a million and all I do is five, then I'm happy," Buckley said.
Roman Catholic Womenpriests begins when a male Roman Catholic bishop ordains
seven women in a boat on the Danube River.
When a bishop ordains
a priest or deacon, it is a public and permanent commitment from the universal church.
The local church as a congregation ordains
for service to that particular community.
At a ceremony in Boston's Church of the Covenant, Reynolds will ordain
Gloria Ray Carpeneto, Judy Lee and Gabriella Velardi-Ward to the priesthood and MaryAnn McCarthy Schoettly to the deaconate.