What is Ordination?
Ordination is the rite in which God gives authority and the grace of the Holy Spirit to those being made bishops, priests, and deacons, through prayer and the laying on of hands by bishops. Our Rector and Deacon Sue were ordained in the Church through this process to serve as shepherds of our parish, our local community, and the world at large on behalf of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We are blessed as a parish to have them both!
Ordination reflects the extensive training and education programs that fulfill a calling to the ministry and God's service.