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 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.
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.