What is ordination?

  • (noun): The status of being ordained to a sacred office.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Ordination is the process by which individuals are consecrated, that is, set apart as clergy to perform various religious rites and ceremonies. The process and ceremonies of ordination varies by religion and denomination. One who is in preparation for, or who is undergoing the process of, ordination is sometimes called an ordinand. The liturgy used at an ordination is sometimes referred to as an ordinal.

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Care Co-ordination Network UK
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Ordination of Homosexual, Bisexual and Transgender People
... sects of Christianity and Judaism endorsed the ordination of openly LGBT people ... While Buddhist ordinations of monks have occurred, the more notable ordinations of openly LGBT novitiates have taken place in Western Buddhism ...
Lida Hensley - History - 1960s and 1970s USA
... Hoffman in his 1970 book Steal This Book, which encouraged readers to request an ordination from the ULC, receive notification of the ordination, and then cut out and laminate a card ... but also made the mistake of assuming that a ULC ordination would entitle ordained persons to discounts and tax exemptions ...
The Eight Garudhammas - Effects On The Ordination of Women
... the Buddha supposedly said they would constitute her full ordination (Paliupasampada) "If Mahapajapati Gotami accepts these eight vows of respect, that will be her full ordination." However, Bhikkun ... In Theravada Buddhism today the full Bhikkhuni ordination lineage has been restored in Sri Lanka, but Theravadin nuns in other countries find it extremely difficult to obtain full ordination ... Although some expressed an interest in receiving the full ordination via the surviving Mahayana full Bhikkhuni ordination in the course of the 20th century, it was not simply the ...
Leadership Conference Of Women Religious - Doctrinal Issues - Women’s Ordination
... Please don’t talk about expanding ordination beyond celibate men.’ But the LCWR never withdrew a 1977 statement about women’s ordination, which concerned those doing the doctrinal ...

More definitions of "ordination":

  • (noun): Logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements.
    Synonyms: ordering, order
  • (noun): The act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders.
    Example: "The rabbi's family was present for his ordination"
    Synonyms: ordinance

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    Two clergymen disputing whether ordination would be valid without the imposition of both hands, the more formal one said, “Do you think the Holy Dove could fly down with only one wing?”
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)