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Who was the first female priest?

The service was officiated by Bishop Barry Rogerson in Bristol Cathedral. Rogerson ordained the women in alphabetical order, so Angela Berners-Wilson is considered the very first woman to be ordained. The youngest woman to be ordained was Karen MacKinnon at age 30, with Jean Kings being the second youngest.

When did the first woman become a priest?

19th Century CE

1854 – Antionette Brown Blackwell is ordained to the Christian ministry by the Congregational church of South Butler, New York. She has been recognized as the first woman fully ordained to the Christian ministry.

Who was the first woman to be ordained as a beginner?

In Buddhist tradition, she was the first woman to seek ordination for women, which she did from Gautama Buddha directly, and she became the first bhikkhuni (Buddhist nun).

Mahapajapati Gotami.

Prajapati Gautami
Religion Buddhism
Spouse King Śuddhodana
Children Sundari Nanda(daughter) Nanda(son)
Parents Añjana (father) Yashodhara (mother)
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