Holy Orders

THE VARIOUS MINISTRIES

Lay Minister:


The Lay Minister is licensed by the Bishop and may be given temporary charge of a parish. They may conduct services and if so licensed by the Bishop may read the gospel in public worship and give homilies of their own composition to a congregation. This is normally the first step for a man wishing to become a Priest (It is a voluntary work and our Church does not assume social responsibility or economic).

Sub Deacon:


Sub Deacon is an ordained position with the same duties and responsibilities as a Lay Minister. This ordination is normally given to a student in Seminary(It is a voluntary work and our Church does not assume social responsibility or economic).

Deaconess:


A Deaconess is a woman who has been set apart for service in the church. She is ordained and her duties are the same as a Deacon(It is a voluntary work and our Church does not assume social responsibility or economic).

Deacon:


This is normally the second step to becoming a priest. A man wishing to become a deacon must be ordained in person and may be placed in charge of a parish. In addition to the duties of a lay minister and sub deacon, he may read the Gospel, give homilies, Solemnize Marriage, conduct Funeral Services and Baptize (It is a voluntary work and our Church does not assume social responsibility or economic).

Priest:


The priest in the Latin-American Anglican Church (TheOld Anglo Catholic Church) and The Conservative Anglican Church of North America is a man who is normally placed in charge of a parish. He must be ordained in person. He may conduct all services except those reserved to the bishop (It is a voluntary work and our Church does not assume social responsibility or economic).

Bishop:


May be placed in charge of a diocese and is vested with all the sacraments of the church. In order to be consecrated a bishop a man must be a priest to be considered for this role in the church (It is a voluntary work and our Church does not assume social responsibility or economic).

Archbishop:


An Archbishop is a Bishop who has oversight of more than one Bishop.

Presiding Bishop:


The Presiding Bishop is a Bishop who has been elected by the College of Bishops, and has oversight of the church. He is always considered an Archbishop (It is a voluntary work and our Church does not assume social responsibility or economic).

IAL Patriarchy Representative Instrument:


Being a representative of the Latin-American Anglican Church (IAL) is a responsibility of high office that is given to a cleric (or parishioner) to represent the Church in all matters concerning business and diplomatic representations (It is a voluntary work and our Church does not assume social responsibility or economic) to the government of the nation where he is citizen to the representative or the city where there resides or where an evangelical mission of the Church is done.

IAL Patriarchy Apostolic Delegate Instrument:


It is the appointment that is given to a cleric with functions bishop or archbishop to assume authority with responsibility and can work for the Church, as the Archbishop of the religious organization or Supreme Patriarch Spiritual (It is a voluntary work and our Church does not assume social responsibility or economic), running legal actions, ecclesiastical and religious they are supported and approved by the College of Bishop of the Latin-American Anglican Church (IAL) and the Universal Church.

IAL Patriarchy Apostolic Incardination Instrument:


It is the appointment given to a cleric as a member incardinated to our jurisdiction and as a clerical authority of our Church with specific functions as Seminary, Deacon, Deaconess, Presbyter, Bishop, Archbishop (It is a voluntary work and our Church does not assume social responsibility or economic), or Layperson committed to a specific voluntary civil work or remunerated according to a contract agreed upon in both parts or of a transitory nature for a specific task in one of the countries of the planet earth.

Entering the ministry is a serious step and must not be taken lightly. Men and women who have decided to enter full or part-time ministry must be of good moral character and bear the fruit of the spirit. You begin the process by sending your resume and contact information to IAL: primate@theanglican.net or ial@theanglican.net A bishops will discuss your ministry goals, education and spiritual development with you, to determine the program you must complete.


GOSPEL, LOVE, SERVICES, CHARITY AND PASTORAL LABOUR UNDER OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST