C18: OF ADMISSION TO THE ORDERS OF BISHOP, PRIEST AND DEACON

Canon: OF ADMISSION TO THE ORDERS OF BISHOP, PRIEST AND DEACON

Chapter: C18 MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH

Bishop

1 Every Priest who is to be consecrated Bishop shall be fully thirty years of age.

Priest

2 Every Deacon who is to be admitted a Priest shall be fully twenty-four years of age. He shall, moreover, have continued in the office of Deacon a whole year at the least (except for reasonable causes it shall otherwise seem good unto the Bishop).

Deacon

3 None shall be admitted a Deacon except he be twenty-three years of age unless he have a Faculty. No Faculty shall be issued except by the Metropolitan, with the consent of a majority of the Diocesan Bishops. A Deacon, whose vocation, as far as may be discerned, is to the Permanent Diaconate, shall be a permanent Deacon, and a Deacon intending to seek admission as a Priest shall be a transitional Deacon, subject to written notice of such intention in each case having been given to the Diocesan Bishop concerned and the Bishop consenting thereto.