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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_0.docx||2020-02-26|
|Application for Ordination to the Priesthood||Application for Ordination to the Priesthood_0.docx||2020-02-26|
|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.docx||2020-02-26|
|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.docx||2020-02-26|
|Medical Examination Form for the Ordination Process||
To be completed by the applicant and a licensed health care provider.
|Medical Examination Form.docx||2020-02-26|
|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.docx||2020-02-26|
|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.docx||2022-01-14|
|Statement of Alignment||
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.docx||2020-02-26|
|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.docx||2020-02-26|
|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_1.docx||2020-02-26|
|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.docx||2020-02-26|