Examples of ordination in a Sentence
He is a candidate for ordination.
After his ordination, he will be assigned to a local parish.
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But on the issue of the ordination of women, Francis has appeared to put himself squarely on the side of his predecessors.
Mark Bartosic, Robert Casey and Ronald Hicks as bishops-elect until their episcopal ordination at Holy Name Cathedral, the seat of the Catholic Church in Cook and Lake counties, on Sept. 17, according to the Archdiocese of Chicago.
By contrast Mrs Merkel gives priority to an array of less-contentious subjects, including better border controls, greater co-ordination of defence and more co-operation on education and research.
Many St Joseph’s parishioners and staff attended the ordination Mass at the Basilica.
Unlike women’s ordination, which is forbidden as a matter of church doctrine, the practice of a celibate priesthood in the Latin rite Catholic Church is a discipline that could be changed.
The mass will take place at 10 a.m. The ordination will mark the 45th anniversary of the Permanent Diaconate in the Archdiocese of Hartford and the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the Permanent Diaconate in the United States.
In 2008, the Vatican issued a decree stating that anyone trying to ordain a woman as a priest and any woman who attempted to receive the ordination would incur automatic excommunication.
Recent attacks have appeared amateurish by comparison, although the latest ones attest to a degree of co-ordination and planning not seen for more than a decade.
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ORDINATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ordination for English Language Learners
: the official act or process of making someone a priest, minister, etc.
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