Sei sulla pagina 1di 9

HolyOldOrthodoxCatholicArchdiocese

ChristParishAlaska&International

AncientInFaith,NEWInVision!

MISSIONSTATEMENT:ItIsTheMissionOfThisMinistry

ToLicense,Equip,AndProvideSupportForThoseSeekingOrdinationInto

TheHolyOrthodoxCatholicPriesthood.

Email:ChristParishAlaska@gmail.com

Website/Blog: http://www.ChristParishAlaska.weebly.com Email: ChristParishAlaska@gmail.com

HolyOldOrthodoxCatholicArchdiocese

AncientInFaith,NEWInVision!

GREETINGS!

Holy Old Orthodox Catholic PRIESTHOOD Ordination FAQs, Instructions, an Application.

The Sovereign OrderofO.C.A.N.A.isaworldwide,lay,diplomaticreligiousorde whichseekstoglorifytheCreatorbypromotingthesanctificationofeachmembe through work with the sick the poor and witness of the faith and to protect Th UniversalDeclarationofHumanRights.

It is theMissionofthisMinistrytoLicense,Equip,andProvideSupportforthose calledbyJesusChristforOrdinationintotheHolyPriesthood.

GoAndMakeDisciplesOfEveryNation Matthew28:18­20.

IsJesusChristcallingyoutotheministry(HolyPriesthood)?Therearetimesinone’

lifethatyoufeelthatasaCatholicthatyouarebeingcalledtotakeupamorespiritua

path,thispathcantakemanyformsbutmoreoftenthannotthatfeelingofwanting

offermoretoyourcommunityandspreadthegospelthatJesusChristtaughtus.

Areyoufeelingcalledtoordainedministry?

HereattheOldOrthodoxCatholicChurch,weareheretohelpyoufindoutwhaty

arebeingcalledtodo.

Whateveryourjourneyis,withGod'sguidance,weareheretoenableyoutoansw

thecalling.Ordinationtakesmanyformsandmanydifferenttypesofministry.Ify

wanttofindoutmore,thenpleasecontactwithushereattheArchdiocese.

OrdinationintotheHolyPriesthood

HowdoIknowifJesusChristiscallingmetobeapriest?Oftentimes,whenwear unsureifweareneededbyothersinourlives,havetoaskthem.InansweringGod call, we have to ask God through prayer. Of course, when we’re praying abo something as life­changing as priesthood, we also have to begin to discern in practicalwayswhichpathwe’remeanttogodown.

Ifyouthinkyou’recalledtopriesthood,followtheleadofthepriestlyPsalm116‘Th

Lordismyportionandcup’.WeshouldlookforaspecialrelationshipwithJesus

Christinprayer.Andkeepaskingandlistening.

Perhapssetaside20or30minuteseachdayforscripturereadingandprayer.Ando

course,sincetheclosestwecancometotheLordonearthisatMass,weshouldtr to get to weekday Mass, daily if possible. Ifwe’repersistent,theLordwillsurel respond.Perhapsinanyoneoftwoways,ormaybeacombinationofthetwo,grea attractiontothethoughtofbeingapriestorfearcombinedwithanagginginnervoic thatjustwon’tgoaway.Youmaysaytoyourself,“Ican’treallyimaginemyselfas priest;noneofthepriestsIknowareanythinglikeme.”Manytimes,peoplethinkth the priestbeginshisvocationmuchmorepiousthanthecommonindividual.Ver oftenpeoplethinkofpriesthoodbecausetheyareimpressedbysomequalityina priesttheyknow.ThoughitisJesusChristwhoinvitesyoutofollowHim,andnota other person. Among the first disciples, it was AndrewwhocalledPetertomee Jesus,andPhilipwhocalledJames,itwasanditstillisJesuswhosaystoeachand individually‘followme’.

Whybecomeapriest?ItisusuallybecausewefeelapersonalcallingfromGod.Ofte times, our calling doesnotcomewiththunderboltsandvoices,butratherinmor subtle ways. As we pray and meditate, we grew in our knowledge of ourselves recognizingourtalentsandabilities.Overtimeandwithprayer,weeachcamet believe that thiswastherightpathforus.Wedecidedtoatleastgiveitatryb beginningtheinitialformationprocesstoenterpriesthood.

Howdidfamilyandfriendsreacttoyourdecision?Thatdepends.Manyofusfoun that our family and friends were supportive and encouraging. But not everyon experiences thatsamesupport.Sometimes,becauseofthemisunderstandingso fear;familiesandfriendsarelessenthusiasticaboutourdecisions.That’swhenw havetotrustourselves,thevoiceofGodthatwehearinourheartsandthegoo judgmentoftheArchdiocesethatthinkwe’rerightinthisdecision,andsupportus.

Areyoureadytoanswerthecall?Considerthefollowingquestions.

Answeryesornotothem?

◦Doyouhaveasenseofhumor?

◦Doyouliketoworkwithpeople?

◦Doyouwanttomakeadifferenceintheworld?

◦Canyoulead?

◦Doyousensethereisadeepermeaningtolife?

◦Areyousensitivetotheneedsofothers?

◦Doyouthinkthereisusuallymorethanonewaytodosomething?

◦Doyougetsatisfactionfromgettinginvolved?

◦Doyouconsideryourselfhopefulandpositive?

◦Areyouconcernedwiththedirectionthatoursocietyistaking?

◦DoyouhaveadeeploveoftheLord?Doyouhaveadesiretoserveothers?

Ifyoufoundyourselfansweringyestomostofthequestionsabove,youareprobab

givingsomethoughtfulconsiderationastowhatyoucoulddowithyourlife.Youlike

viewyourtimeandyourlifeastooimportanttowaste.Youprobablywanttodomor

thanjustgoonlikeeveryoneelse.Youwanttomakeadifference.Pleasetaketimet

explorethispageasitmayhelpyouunderstandmoreaboutthewayinwhichGodma

becallingyou.

There is a great need in the Church for creativity and for individuals who ca communicatethroughwordandactionthemessageoftheGospel.Doyouthinkyo

canmakeadifferencetotheChurchinthe21stCentury?Areyoureadytogiveit

try?

DoyouhavefaithinGod?DoyoufeelyouhaveacallingtospreadthewordofOu

Lord?DoyouhavetimeinyourlifetoservelocalChristiansinyourarea?Ifyouca

answeryestoallthesequestionsthenordainedministrymaybewhatyouareseekin

Vocation is a journey towards God. We are all called, we all have an individua vocation which encompasses our whole lives;thepeopleweare,thechoicesw make,theliveswelive.Eachofushasaspecialpathtofollowinlife.Christians,an manyothers,believethatthroughtheages,Godhascalledpeopletocooperatewit him in his plans for the world in practical ways. Many of the stories in the Ol Testamentareaboutindividualswhohavebeencalled,suchasAbraham,Mosesan theprophets.

InthefirstfewlinesintheBookofGenesis,Godcallscreationintoexistencebyhi

Word“lettherebelight!”ThroughouttheBible,andeventoday,Godiscontinual

invitingmenandwomentobehisChosenPeople.WhenJesusChristcamedownt

earth,healsocalledpeopletofollowhimandfindtheirtrueidentityandpurposeinlif

Thetruthisthateachandeverypersonhasbeencalledintoexistenceforareaso

WehaveallbeencreatedoutofHislove,andforalovingpurpose.Godhasaspecia

planforeachoneofus.

Onewaywecanreflectonthisisbyconsideringourvocationasajourneytoward

God,followinghisinvitation.Thatjourneyisfullofdifferentexperiences,andlikeo

manyotherjourneys,weeachhavetoreadthesignsandmakechoicesaboutwhic

waytogo.Theseendresultsofthesechoicesaffecttheoutcomeofourlives.Go

doesnotpredeterminethejourneywemake;ratherhegivesusfreewillanabilityt

chooseonewayoranother.

WhileGodgivesusthefreedomtomakechoices,wealsoneedtounderstandtha Goddoesn'tjustleaveusonourown.Heispresentinourlives.Heestablishedth Church as a human family, as a community ofthosewhohavebeencalled.Th community,theChurch,feedseachoneofourspirituallivesthroughlife­givingword actionsandprayers. Itistrulyamazingistoconsiderthatyou,likeallofus,arepart God’smasterplan.Youhavearoletoplay.Youarecalledtobecomemoretrulyth personthatGodwantsyoutobeandtousethegiftsandtalentsthatHehasgiveny

Onceyoubegintothinkofyourlifeinavocationalsense,andrealizethatyouar

calledtobesomeonespecial,andtodosomethingunique,yourlifewilldefinitel

change.Noquestionswillriseinyourmind,youwillbecomeresolute,andyouw

becomeconfidentinyourchoice,whetheryourchoiceistobeahusbandorwife

teacherorstudent,priestorevenamonk!Whatisforsureisthatthisprocessinvolve

spendingtimeinprayer,reflectionanddiscussionwithatrustedperson.Itisapatho

mostwonderfuldiscover.

Discernmentisnotjustaboutdecidingwhattodoinlife.Itreallyismuchmoreabou the "whom" of life, the total person. In essence, discernment is about makin decisionsandchoosingapathinlifethatGodcallsustobe.Thequestionbecomes "Who does God want me to be?" and not "What do I want to do withmylife? Christiandiscernmentimpliesalifeoffaithandasenseofone'srelationshipwith JesusChrist.

Discernmentrequiresaheartreadytolistenandrespondinprayerandreflection Discernmentalsorequiresaheadpreparedtolearnaboutoptionsandcarefullyselec thosechoiceswhichwillbringgreaterjoytoGod,self,andworld.Werealizethatall thistakestime,theprocessislong.Weknowthatyouandweneedtimetomakesur thatitistherightpathforyoutofollowandtomakesurethisisthewayGodha chosen for you. To make sure this is the case the process from application to ordinationisonlyaphonecallaway.Areyoureadytogiveitatry,andanswerGod’ call?

Who can apply for Ordination? No matter what your walk of life is, everyone i welcometoapplyforOrdinationwithintheHolyOldOrthodoxCatholicArchdiocese.

HowdoIapplyforOrdination?Completetheemailapplicationbelowandreturnitt

uswithareturnphonenumberandthebesttimetoreachyou.

ToapplyforOrdination,theapplicantmustfillouttheapplicationformbelowandsen

ittotheHolyOldOrthodoxCatholicArchdiocesebyemail.

IhavesentmyapplicationinforOrdinationwhathappensnow?Onceyourapplicatio

hasbeenreceivedyouwillreceiveanemailtoacknowledgewehavereceivedyou

application.Afteryourapplicationhasbeenreceivedaprivatetelephoneinterviewwi

becarriedoutwhichwillallowyoutoaskanyquestionsyoumayhaveandconfirmyo

wanttoprogresswithyourapplication.

Myapplicationhasbeenaccepted,whathappensnext?TheArchbishopwillordai

youintotheHolyPriesthoodandyourordinationpackagewillbemailedtoyou.

AlmightyandEternalFatherYahwehGod,

InyourunfailingloveyouprovideMinistersforyourChurch.Weprayforthosewho

youcalltoservetheChurchaspriestsandthosewithavocation.Inspireinthem

generousresponse.GrantthemcourageandvisiontoserveyourpeopleMaythe

livesandservicecallyourpeopletorespondtothepresenceofyourSpiritamongu

that,faithfultotheGospelandhopeofJesusChrist,wemay:announcegladtidingst

thepoor,proclaimlibertytocaptives,setprisonersfreeandrenewthefaceofth

earth.

May the graces of Jesus Christbeuponyou,givingyouacourageousspiritan generoushearttoanswerthecallofJesusChristforOrdinationintotheHolyOrthodo CatholicPriesthood?

ORDINATIONEMAILAPPLICATION/MUSTBESENTINBYEMAILONLY!

SelectanApostolicOffice/Title

CHECKMARK

Archbishop_

Bishop

Priest

Deacon

Chaplain

Evangelist

Minister

Reverend

Name

/

/

 

First

Middle

Last

Address

City

State

Zip

IamrequestingordinationfromtheHolyOldOrthodoxCatholicArchdioceseasa independent clergy and exert my belief in Christ (Acts 15:11) (Romans 19:9­10

(Matthew28:18­20)

YourSignature

Date

/

/

ORDERINGFORM(CERTIFICATESANDMATERIALS)

DONATIONAMOUNT$24.95USD

Whatisthenameyoudesiretogiveyourchurchorministry?

P.S.PleaseSendInYourApplicationToTheArchdioceseByEmailONLY!

YourAll­InclusiveOrdinationPackageincludes:

•CredentialofMinistryCertificate.

•Minister'sWalletIDCard.

•OfficialLetterofOrdinationtotheHolyPriesthood.

•LetterofGoodStanding.

•IndependentParishMinistryCharter.

•CertificateofApostolicSuccession.

•CeremonyofConsecration.

•MinistryHandbookAMUSTHAVE!

Donation$24.95

HisEminenceThePatriarchSir.Dr.ArchbishopMichael

ChiefPatriarchUnitedStates­Mexico­andALLLatinAmericanCountries

ApostolicBlessing:MayChristrichly,blessyouandallyours!

Goandmakedisciplesofeverynation Matthew28:18­20.

P.S.PleasesharethiseBookwithafriendorlovedone.

Thank­you&GODBLESS!