a speical service for inducting a person into holy orders; the ritual that makes a person a priest or minister.
The rite of receiving the office of deacon, priest, or bishop.
the sacramental act by which a person becomes a deacon, priest, or bishop.
consecration of a priest or other religious functionary the designation of the Priestly source of the Pentateuchal materials, usually dated to ca. 450 BCE. P is often thought to be the compiler/ redactor of the earlier sources (J, E & D) who gave the final shape to the Pentateuch as we know it.
the three levels of 'vows' are  the Shravakayana with lay, noviciate monastic and full monastic ordination.  For the Sutra path of Mahayana is the bodhisattva ordination having as a basis the enlightenment thought.  For the Vajrayana path are the various sets of 14 root and 8 branch vows.
the status of being ordained to a sacred office
the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders; "the rabbi's family was present for his ordination"
a certificate that shows a particular organization respects your calling into the ministry
a rite by which the church sets apart priests, whom we believe to be called and specifically gifted for the ministry of sacraments, preaching of the word and for pastoral care of the church of God
the rite of admission into the ministry of the church; only admission to the major orders of the ministry was considered to be a sacrament
The conferring of Holy Orders by a bishop.
The ceremony which makes one a leader in the Church
Ordination confers the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Through ordination a man becomes a deacon, priest, or bishop. The laying on of hands and the consecratory prayer are the essential elements of ordination.
The rite of consecration to the ministry
the conveying of spiritual authority by a bishop. The laying on of hands by a bishop to make a deacon, ordain a priest, and consecrate a bishop (at least three bishops are required to ordain a priest as a bishop)
Usually refers to a ceremonial action by which the second highest degree of the sacrament of Holy Orders is conferred. This action makes the person so ordained a priest, empowering him to consecrate the host and wine in Mass, absolve from sin, and administer the Last Rites to a dying soul. In rare cases may refer to consecration to be a bishop, particularly if used in the phrase "ordained to the Episcopate."
The act of being or having been ordained; that is, to be or have been invested or appointed officially with ministerial or priestly authority.
receiving the sacrament of the holy orders.
A church ceremony that acknowledges that God has called a person into professional ministry and formally delegates the duties and responsibilities of clergy to that person. In most cases, there is a lengthy ordination process that includes systematic examination and approval before the ordination is performed. Ordination is generally for life. An ordained person, like a lay person, can be consecrated to carry out a specific task or office. See also sanctification and consecration.
A special service for inducting a person into holy orders; the ritual that makes a person a priest or deacon. See " sacrament."
The sacramental act setting a man apart for the ministry of the Church by the laying on of hands of a bishop. The original meaning of ordination includes both election and imposing of hands (see article, "Ordination," at Acts 14; Acts 6:1-6; 14:23; 1 Tim. 4:14).
Sacrament under which Bishops, through the laying on of hands, bestow Priesthood on qualified candidates.
special ceremony at which a new minister or elder is ordained
formal designation, appointment of clergy or other church officials
Ordination is the liturgical celebration in which men receive the sacrament of Holy Orders. Ordination involves prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop, that God may give the man receiving ordination the spiritual gifts he will need for ministry as a deacon, priest or bishop serving the Catholic community.
The sacramental designation and authorization of persons for ordained ministries in the Church.
A term for the bestowal of a office of the priesthood through the laying on of hands