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A page on the BYU website says, "Local pastors had been initiating priesthood calls for women since 1974, but no clear precedent permitted actual ordination." In the article "Grant McMurray and the Succession Crisis in the Community of Christ" by RLDS member William D. Russell, he says: President Smith introduced the document that became Section 156 of ...


I know nothing about usage of the word order (except that the ordaining process is a sacrament called Holy Orders), but I can address the first part of your question: what is meant by order (as opposed to jurisdiction)? The answer is that there is a hierarchy of functions or roles in the church's offices. Some offices allow the ordained person to do more ...

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