We understand ordination as the rite by which a person is put into the service of God in a special way. There are four aspects to ordination:
1. the person who administers the ordination;
2. the person who receives the ordination;
3. the act of ordination;
4. and the effect of it.
The person who ordains has been authorized to do so by the church, and during the ordination he pronounces prayers in which God is …