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A useful guide to all who are involved in discerning and responding to a call to ordained ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh (Updated: February, 2020).
|2020 Ordination Manual .pdf||2020-02-28|
|Parish Discernment Committee Handbook
Handbook for Parish Discernment Committees detailing the process for recommending a member for ordination.
|2020 Parish Discernment Committee Handbook.pdf||2020-02-28|
|Application for Holy Orders||Application for Holy Orders.pdf||2022-10-11|
|Application for Ordination to the Diaconate||Application for Ordination to the Diaconate.pdf||2022-10-11|
|Application for Ordination to the Priesthood||Application for Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests.pdf||2022-10-11|
|Confirmation of Spiritual Direction
This form, required for both postulancy and candidacy interviews, is to be completed by the Spiritual Director. It is to certify the duration and frequency of the person’s consultations only: it is not a character reference.
|Confirmation of Spiritual Direction Form.pdf||2022-10-11|
|Essay of Personal Life, Call and Ministry
Submit an essay (10-12 pages) which covers three areas: 1. Your Life, Family and Faith Journey, 2. Your Personal and Spiritual Gifting and Call to Ordained Ministry, and 3. Your Understanding of the Church, the Bible and Ministry.
|Essay of Personal Life, Call, and Ministry.pdf||2022-10-11|
|Medical Examination Form for the Ordination Process
To be completed by the applicant and a licensed health care provider.
|Medical Examination Form.pdf||2022-10-11|
|Parish Discernment Committee Report
Report template for the Parish Discernment committee, to be filled in and sent to the Bishop's office.
|Parish Discernment Committee Report.pdf||2022-10-11|
|Psychological Evaluation for the Ordination Process Authorization to Release Information||Isacco_Psychological Evaluation for the Ordination Process Authorization to Release Information-1.pdf||2022-10-11|
|Rector's Careful Inquiry Form
The formal process of discerning a call to ordination begins with the Rector’s careful inquiry – a series of 2 or 3 (or more) conversations between a rector (or a priest appointed by the rector) and the person exploring ordination. Rectors, please consult the Bishop if you have questions about the Careful Inquiry or if you need help in determining how to proceed with a person.
|Rector's Careful Inquiry Guidelines.pdf||2022-10-11|
|Sample Rector's Summary of Careful Inquiry||SAMPLE RECTOR CAREFUL INQUIRY.pdf||2022-10-11|
|Statement of Alignment with the Founding Documents
When a candidate signs this form, he or she is affirming agreement with the "Fundamental Declarations of the Province" (BCP 2019, p. 766ff).
|Statement of Alignment with the Founding Documents_0.pdf||2022-11-01|
|Vestry Recommendation for Ordination to the Diaconate
Form for vestries to complete to confirm a diaconal candidate is in good standing with the parish.
|Vestry Recommendation Ordination to the Diaconate_0.pdf||2022-10-11|
|Vestry Recommendation form for Postulancy
Form for vestries to complete to confirm a postulancy candidate is in good standing with the parish, and that the candidate possesses qualifications as would be fitting for admission as a postulant for Holy Orders.
|Vestry Recommendation Form for Postulancy.pdf||2022-11-01|
|Waiver of Rights
Form for postulancy candidates to fill out to agree to the assessment that's part of the ordination process.
|Waiver of Rights, Release of Claims and Indemnity, and Hold Harmless Agreement.pdf||2022-11-01|