Ordinations

Ordinations for all
The requirements for ordination candidates, both men and women, are that they have been baptised and confirmed.

Respect for life
We believe that persons wishing to follow a spiritual path should practise a clean lifestyle and have an inherent respect for life. How exactly each individual interprets this, is their own responsibility.

Everyone decides for themselves
All may request ordination, whether they intend to become a celebrant or not. Ordination is entirely voluntary and each individual may decide for him/herself if they wish to receive the next ordination. People wishing to become celebrants are additionally required to follow a liturgical training.

Membership
Membership of the order does not limit anyone’s freedom. This also means that our members are free to take part in whatever organisations they deem fit, including participation in services of other churches or religions.

Liturgical training
By receiving the ordination to the priesthood in the Young Rite does not automatically mean that one is allowed to celebrate at public occasions. Those persons wishing to celebrate are required -in addition to the ordination to the priesthood- to follow a full liturgical training and receive an Authorisation for public celebration.

Ordinations are ordinarily conferred on fixed festival days in the church calendar:

  • Cleric – Epiphany
  • Doorkeeper – All Saints
  • Reader – Transfiguration
  • Exorcist – Assumption of Our Lady
  • Acolyte – Candlemas
  • Subdeacon – St Michael and All Angels
  • Deacon – St Alban
  • Priest – Whitsunday

Towards a free and universal priesthood