Meaning of ordination...?

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  1. grace

    grace New Member

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    Hi all,

    I was asked these questions belows and I gave my answers, but this week I have been reflecting on these questions more and I am trying to come to a final definitions. Would you be able to help and give your reasoning?

    What does it mean to be ordained?
    What does ordination mean to you?

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  2. Tiffy

    Tiffy Well-Known Member

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    James 3:1 "Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, for you know that we who teach shall be judged with greater strictness."

    Ordination is the official empowerment by annointing, of the church of Christ on earth, to teach and lead by example in obedience to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. A special privelidge accorded to an ordained minister , (or priest) is to preside at the Eucharist on behalf of the redeemed congregation. A special responsibility of an ordained minister is the cure, (care), of souls, (i.e. "Feed my (Christ's) sheep" ).
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    Rexlion Well-Known Member

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    I will add: to be ordained is to be set apart for the work of ministry (service) to Christ's flock and to those who might become part of the flock. It is a recognition of the call of God on one's life. And for the ordained person, it is an act (and a sign) of submission to Christ as well as to those whom He has placed over the person.