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Ordination is the process in which clergy become authorized by their religious denomination and/or seminary to perform religious rituals and ceremonies. In the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Oriental Orthodox churches, the term "ordination" is synonymous with "Holy Orders" and ordination is a sacrament that can be adminstered only by a bishop in a line of succession dating back to the Apostles. Those churches hold that ordination to the priesthood confers supernatural powers including the power to perform the transubstantiation, the power to absolve the sins of penitents, and various others. In some Protestant churches, ordination is only a ritual publicly marking a person's admission to the ranks of the clergy. Clergy is the generic term used to describe the formal religious leadership within a given religion. ... A religious denomination, (also simply denomination) is a large, long-established subgroup within a religion that has been in existence for many years. ... A seminary is a specialized university-like institution for the purpose of instructing students in religion, often in order to prepare them to become members of the clergy. ... A ritual is a formalised, predetermined set of symbolic actions generally performed in a particular environment at a regular, recurring interval. ... A ceremony is an activity, infused with ritual significance, performed on a certain occasion. ... Holy Orders in the modern Roman Catholic Church and in the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Anglican, Assyrian, Old Catholic, and Independent Catholic Churches, includes three degrees: bishop, priest, and deacon. ... A sacrament is a Christian rite that mediates divine grace. ... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority. ... The episcopate is the status of a bishop. ... Transubstantiation is the belief held by many Christian denominations that the Eucharistic elements of bread and wine are changed into the body and blood of Jesus during Consecration. ...

While governed by the laws and procedures of the religious denomination, being ordained is often a requirement specified in state laws to officiate weddings. Other religious ceremonies that typically require ordination to perform include funerals and baptisms. The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ... Underwater funeral in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea A funeral is a ceremony marking a persons death. ... Baptism is any water purification ritual practiced in any of various religions including Christianity, Mandaeanism, and Sikhism, and has its origins with the Jewish ritual of mikvah. ...

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