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ordinationor‧di‧na‧tion /ˌɔːdəˈneɪʃən $ ˌɔːr-/ noun [countable, uncountable]  RRCthe act or ceremony in which someone is made a priestordain the ordination of women
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ordinationThere were no official mediators, licensed by an ecclesiastical hierarchy or set apart by apostolic ordination.Though Presbyterians tutored him, he chose the Episcopal way and in 1762 went to London for ordination.After his ordination in 1953, he spent three years as assistant priest at the Immaculate Conception Church, Glasgow.He found the ordinations, three times a year, to be his happiest moments.Men as well as women are now realizing that the issue of the ordination of women to the priesthood is a gospel issue.People tend to become emotional when the subject of the ordination of women is raised.Here is the central issue in the debate over the ordination of women.The ordination of women would certainly alleviate shortages of staff.
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