PATRIARCHAL INSTRUCTION ON PROCEDURES FOR THE
INCARDINATION OF CLERGY FROM EXTERNAL JURISDICTIONS

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1. All clergy seeking incardination must undergo all procedures currently required for Postulants for Holy Orders. These include, but may not be limited to:

a) Full background investigation conducted by Oxford Document Management.
b) Full psychological evaluation and profile conducted by a licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.

2. Candidates accepted for incardination, immediately upon their acceptance for incardination, have their faculties and privileges restricted to the level of Acolyte if they held Orders above Acolyte. If they were in Minor Orders at the Order of Acolyte or lower, then they retain their present Order's faculties and privileges. This period of probation lasts a minimum of one year, but may be extended as needed by episcopal authority.

3. During the incardinated cleric's period of probation, he will be required to take any formation and continuing education courses deemed necessary. This includes demonstrating proficiency in the liturgy used by the ARRCC and, at the discretionary of his jurisdictional bishop, may include being required to take the General Liturgical Examination. All incardinated clergy must demonstrate faciliarity with and proficiency in the liturgy and practices of this Particular Church.

4. Faculties and privileges may be restored one Order at a time, or all at once, at the discretion of episcopal authority. There is no guarantee of the restoration of faculties and privileges.

5. If, however, the candidate must be sub-conditionally ordained, all clerical privileges and faculties are suspended until said ordination takes place.

 

 

 

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