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Theological Education


Who are the ministers of the Church? According to the Book of Common Prayer, “The ministers of the Church are lay persons, bishops, priests, and deacons.” Click here for more information about lay ministry. Information about education for ordained ministry appears below.



Education for Ordained Ministry

THE EPISCOPAL SEMINARIES

THE GENERAL ORDINATION EXAMINATION

The General Ordination Examination is administered to those finishing their preparation for ordained ministry who have been nominated by their bishops. The examination is administered at the Episcopal seminaries and by private administrators appointed by the bishops.

The General Ordination Examination will be administered on four days
in January, 2002: Thursday and Friday, January 3 and 4, and Monday and Tuesday, January 7 and 8. Diocesan bishops nominate persons to take the examination at the Episcopal seminaries and at other places as necessary. Copies of previous examinations and general information is posted below.

For other questions write GBECEC@yahoo.com or 920 Farmington Avenue, Suite 202, West Hartford, CT 06107, phone (860) 233-2271, fax (860) 233-2644.

STATISTICS ABOUT EDUCATION FOR THE PRIESTHOOD

STATISTICS ABOUT SEMINARIES

THE GENERAL BOARD OF EXAMINING CHAPLAINS