C19: OF ORDAINED PERSONS WHO ABANDON THE SERVICE OF THE CHURCH

Canon: OF ORDAINED PERSONS WHO ABANDON THE SERVICE OF THE CHURCH

Chapter: C19 MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH

Unfaithful Clergy

If any person in Holy Orders shall without consent from the Bishop abandon the exercise of his ordained ministry, or shall forsake the Communion of the Church, he shall not be allowed to resume the exercise of any Ministerial Office in this Church, until he shall have given to the proper authority evidence of the sincerity of his repentance for the fault which he has committed.