Ordination


Who can be ordained:

Holy Orders are open, regardless of gender, marital status, or sexual orientation. While we sympathize with the concept of the priesthood of the laity, we put great stock in the importance of apostolic succession. Holy Orders are available to qualified candidates who wish to serve Christ. Candidates are required to have a level of academic achievement and prior life experience, which demonstrates potential for successful completion of a program of priestly formation. Spiritual and priestly formation is supervised by the church’s seminary, Ascension Theological College

Both men and women are equally ordained into the priesthood. We have been ordaining women priests, as well as consecrating women bishops for many years. Our priest may be married or unmarried

Seminary:

We encourage and support all those who feel called to ministry by engaging in a discernment process with them. Once the Call is clear, we assist then in entering seminary. Ascension Theological College is our church seminary, which offers distance-learning courses that will prepare you for the priesthood.