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  • It is of importance that no time should be lost with him, for he will of course have much to do relative to his ordination.
  • Edward have got some business at Oxford, he says; so he must go there for a time; and after THAT, as soon as he can light upon a Bishop, he will be ordained.
  • Ay, to be sure, he must be ordained in readiness; and I am very glad to find things are so forward between you.
  • "Really," said Elinor, "I know so little of these kind of forms, that I can hardly even conjecture as to the time, or the preparation necessary; but I suppose two or three months will complete his ordination."
  • …on the spot, would he consent to it; but he said it should never be, he did not regard his mother’s anger, while he could have my affections; our prospects are not very bright, to be sure, but we must wait, and hope for the best; he will be ordained shortly; and should it ever be in your power to recommend him to any body that has a living to bestow, am very sure you will not forget us, and dear Mrs. Jennings too, trust she will speak a good word for us to Sir John, or Mr. Palmer, or…

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  • Her extended family attended the ordination.
  • They say the Bible does not discuss ordination of women and that it is only out-dated custom that prevents it.

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