Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 2015-A090
Title: Amend Canon III.8.5(g) [Of Ordination of Priests: Theological Education]
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church replace existing Canon III.8.5(g) with the following canon:

CANON III.8.5(g):

Subject areas for studying during this program of preparation shall include:

(1) The Holy Scriptures.

(2) Church History, including the Ecumenical Movement.History of the Christian Church.

(3) Christian Theology, including Missionary Theology and Missiology.

(4) Christian Ethics and Moral Theology.

(5) Studies in contemporary society, including the historical and contemporary experience of racial and minority groups, and cross-cultural ministry skills. Cross-cultural ministry skills may include the ability to communicate in a contemporary language other than one's first language.

(6) (5) Liturgics and Church Music; Christian Worship and Music according to the contents and use of the Book of Common Prayer, and the Hymnal, and authorized supplemental texts.

(7) (6) Theory and The pPractice of mMinistry, including leadership, and the ministries of evangelism and stewardship.in contemporary society, including leadership, evangelism, stewardship, ecumenism, interfaith relations, mission theology, and the historical and contemporary experience of racial and minority groups.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Salt Lake City, 2015 (New York: General Convention, 2015), pp. 419-420.