7. Ordination

What is ordination?
Through prayer and the laying on of the bishop’s hands, ordination consecrates persons called to serve Christ and his church in the ministry of word and sacrament.

What grace does God give in ordination?
Ordination confirms the gifts and calling of the candidates, conveys the gift of the Holy Spirit for the office and work of bishop, priest or deacon, and sets them apart to act on behalf of the church and in the name of Christ.