The Sacrament of Holy Orders and Ordination
Holy Orders is one of the Church Traditionally Recognized Sacraments, and it is the pathway in answering the soul’ Spiritual Call for Service to others. The Sacraments are ceremonial practices that are more like life signs, showing us the important parts of our Journey through life and marking our rituals of passage. They are reminders or commendable practices that capture Divine grace that breathing meaning and holiness to our daily lives: “They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions.”
The English word "sacrament" is derived indirectly from the Ecclesiastical Latin sacrāmentum, from Latin sacrō ("hallow, consecrate"), from sacer ("sacred, holy"). This, in turn, is derived from the Greek New Testament word "mysterion." In Ancient Rome, the term meant a soldier's oath of allegiance, and also a sacred rite. Tertullian, a 3rd-century Christian writer, suggested that just as the soldier's oath was a sign of the beginning of a new life, so too was an initiation into the Christian community through baptism and Eucharist. (Wikipedia)
Baptism is the door of the spiritual life and the gateway to the sacraments.
Like every other sacrament, The Holy Order should not be taken lightly, because among all the sacraments it is the one that reveals the sacred communion with the Divine, in its mysterious acts of Faith and Revelations.
The Path of Ordination or Holy Orders is one that requires expansion of consciousness, as the essence of Personal and Planetary Transformation. It also involves a commitment to Acceptance and Service to others in alignment with common ground and the greater Good, at all times.
Each one of you must be holy also in order to help your brothers
pursue their vocation to sanctity.
Pope John Paul I
Our Ministerial Program believes in the dignity and sanctity of all lives, in all stages, from the beginning until the end.
Our Holy Order Curriculum encompasses Self-development, Interspiritual Practices, the embracing of Ethical Code of Respect for Life in all its manifestation, and the effective development of a sacred space of open-hearted connectedness.
The Holy Vows are hybrid in nature, as they reflect the fusion among Personal, communitarian and planetary oaths.
Cathedral of the Soul Ministries embrace people from different backgrounds and all walks of life. We celebrate diversity. Eventually, if you express spiritual discernment to pursue the path of an ordained Interfaith minister, you must accept the dharmic path that provides non-judgmental, inclusive, holistic spiritual support to people representing a wide diversity of faith traditions, including those who adhere to no faith tradition.