Application for Correllian First Degree Clergy

Correllian Clergy Application Requirements
 
First, you must have a personal mentor to become clergy. It is advisable to find a mentor as early in your studies as possible,
as most mentors will have a list of requirements for you to complete for them in order to get to know you and your working style. 
(These must be completed before applying for Clergy.)
 
If you have completed your lessons with less than 2 weeks between tests, you will be asked for short essays on each lesson to show that you fully understand the lesson materials, spells and exercises.
(These must be completed before applying for Clergy.)
  
Clergy applications must include:
 
           The 50 question Clergy Exam
(Please do not fill in the online application before this is completed. You will not be approved without your Mentor’s results          for this.)

         2 essays on a subject relating to Wicca, 5 -7 pages each (double spaced – Times New Roman or equal font). You may          quote  from a book, but quotes must be clearly marked and include the source – i.e.: page number, who said it, etc. in 
          your  footnotes.
(Please do not fill in  the online application before this is completed. You will not be approved without your Mentor’s results for this.)
  
          A 500 word autobiography (As close to 500 words as possible, without going over 500)
 
(You will add this to your online application)
  
          Dates of completion for the Correllian Philosophy, Correllian Ministry and  The Five Mystic Secrets courses as found on
          your transcript.
 
(You will add the completion dates for these to your online application)

Also Required:
 
         2 forms of identification, One form MUST be a picture ID. 
(You will be advised on where to send these upon approval.)
 
         £32.50 clergy fee. 
(You will be advised on how to make this payment upon application approval.)

Once your application is approved I will send you a payment request.
1st Degree Clergy fees are £32.50. Once your payment has been cleared I will send you your Clergy Certificate. 
(Mother Temple fee $50) Currency Converter website: http://www.forex.ch/converter

Please contact  Rt. Rev. Anna Rowe HP, with any questions or concerns about your application. Payment either by paypal or cheque once your application has been approved.  If you are paying by cheque please email applications@templeofsedna.com for mailing address.   (Please make all cheques payable to Anna Rowe).   Once your payment has been received and/or your cheque cleared your application will be finalized and registered in the Records office of the Tradition. 

ABOUT SERVING AS CLERGY:
The First Degree of Clergy is the entry level of the Correllian Priesthood. As a First Degree Priest/ess you have dedicated yourself to Deity, and to a life on a Spiritual path. As a Novice Priest/ess, the First Degree should be familiar with the details of the Wiccan faith, having a thorough grounding in Wiccan philosophy and Traditions. The First Degree Priest/ess should be
able to answer most questions about Wicca on a practical (as opposed to philosophical) level.  The First Degree Priest/ess should be able to take any role in ritual with reasonable confidence, short of ritual leader.

As a First Degree Cleric you may choose to become a specialist in one or more areas and use your knowledge to enrich your life or the lives of others. You may also, if you choose, continue your Clerical studies and become Second or eventually even Third Degree Clergy. You might decide to teach, join a Correllian Temple or Order, accept a position with the Tradition or Witch School, conduct academic research, author books, conduct projects of benefit to the greater community, or participate with other groups or organizations. We are all life-long learners on this path. What we do depends upon our personal goals, energy, dedication, and commitment.

AS A MEMBER OF THE CORRELLIAN CLERGY YOU ARE EXPECTED TO:

HONOUR Deity always, both as Goddess and as God. Revere the sacred spark of life which is within you and within all things. Revere also the sacred dance of life which is manifest as the physical world.

HONOUR the Earth, Nature, and Her processes. All life is sacred, and the entire Universe is one Being, Whose soul is Gaia. All which exists is eternally and inseparably connected through the Spirit of the Goddess and the Dance of the God.

HONOUR the Divinity within you. Do not pollute your sacredness with hatred, nor with falsehood. Be honourable, fair, and truthful in all things. Strive always to act from your Higher Self, in Perfect Love and Perfect Trust.

HONOUR the Divinity within others. We are all sacred, all manifestations of Deity. Therefore follow always the Wiccan Rede: “Do as you will, but harm none.”

HONOUR your Tradition. You are an initiate of the Correllian Tradition –honour it and respect its tenets. The Tradition is a family, bound by love and honour -uphold and defend it always, even as the Tradition supports you. 
HONOUR your fellow Correllian Clergy -remember that they have worked hard for their status, just as you have for yours. Show them always the respect to which Correllian Clergy are entitled. Honour the Elders of the Tradition and the leadership of the Tradition -remember that they have spent many years working for the good of the Tradition and the advancement of Pagans everywhere.

HONOUR your fellow Pagans. Remember always: A Pagan is a Pagan. Our faith comes down to us through many cultures and Traditions. We are as a thousand mirrors reflecting the image of Deity from a thousand angles. We have many differences, yet we must never let these stand between us, but embrace one another as a single people. Remember that your fellow Pagans, whatever their background, are on a spiritual path just as you are. Remember that your fellow Pagan Clergy, though their training and views may be different, have worked just as hard for their rank, and believe just as deeply in the tenets of their Traditions, as you yourself. Therefore, while you may sometimes disagree or come into conflict with other Clergy, you should always show them the same civility and respect that you expect to receive yourself. 

POWERS OF A FIRST DEGREE PRIEST/ESS

A First Degree Priest/ess can perform virtually any ceremony for themselves. Moreover there are five ceremonies that a Correllian First Degree can perform in the name of the Tradition itself. These are;

Lesser Wiccaning ritual· Coming of Age ritual· Outer Court Dedication ritual· Lesser Handfasting ritual· Lesser Funereal Ritual

In addition in certain instances if a First Degree is serving as the protégée of a Third Degree, they may be empowered to enact a number of rites normally reserved to the Third Degree (such as legal wedding ceremonies) under the Imperium of their Third Degree sponsor. Contact your Mentor or the Correllian Directorate for approval and assistance before attempting if you are ever asked to perform such a ceremony. All ceremonies conducted in the name of the Tradition (weddings, rites of passage, initiations, etc.) must be reported to the Office of Records immediately upon completion for it to be considered official. Failure to adhere to our policies may render ceremonies invalid, and could jeopardize your Clerical standing. 

PLEASE NOTE:
In order to be considered for Clergy status you must be age 18 or older and must have valid current documentation of identification and date of birth on file with the Correllian Records Office or with the Temple of Sedna UK. 
Two forms of current legal identification, including at least one with a photo can be sent to your Mentor along with your application or can be emailed or mailed separately to Rev. Anna at the Temple of Sedna, email: admin@templeofsedna.com


Acceptable forms of identification include: drivers license, passport, birth certificate, social security card, government issued identification, or school ID. Other documents that verify your identity may be considered with advance approval.  
Please note that your application cannot be finalized until these documents are received. 
 
Our Clergy are expected to obey the Wiccan Rede, all Tradition policies, and all applicable laws. Clerical status is granted at our sole discretion and may be revoked by the Tradition at will.

Please contact Rt. Rev. Anna Rowe: applications@templeofsedna.com with any questions or concerns about your application Payment of Clergy fee is either by paypal or cheque once your application has been approved 


FIRST DEGREE CLERGY APPLICATION FORM
Legal Name:
Craft Name (optional)
Email Address registered at Witchschool:
Preferred contact email:
Mailing Address
Home phone number:
Other phone number (please specify type)
Web page, if applicable:
Date of birth:
Gender:
Disability (if applicable)
Educational level (optional):
Occupation (optional):
What special skills or areas of study are you proficient in?:
What are your interests or hobbies?:
What are your other pagan or religious affiliations? What other groups or organizations do you belong to?:
Other information about yourself that you would like to share with us (optional):
Special skills or areas of study (magical or otherwise):
First Degree Course Information: Name and email of Your First Degree Mentor:
Date completed the First Degree Course:
Date completed the Ministry Course:
Date completed the Philosophy Course:
How have you benefited from your work with the materials presented in the First Degree and other required courses?
Have you become familiar with the beliefs, practices, history, and structure Correllian tradition?
How have you prepared yourself to serve as a member of the First Degree Clergy (study, training, service, group participation, etc.)?
In your own words, explain what the Wiccan Rede and the Law of Threefold Return mean to you. Explain how you apply these concepts in your daily life.
Do you agree to support and follow the beliefs and practices of the Correllian tradition regardless of your other teachings, beliefs, practices, or affiliations?
Do you understand the rights and responsibilities associated with serving as a member of the First Degree Clergy and as a representative of the Correllian tradition? In your own words, explain what it means to you be a First Degree Correllian Priestess or Priest
How will being a member of Clergy benefit you, the Tradition, and the community?
What are your long-range plans with the Correllian Tradition? (First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree, work with a Temple/Shrine or Order, Specialization, etc.)
Do you agree to adhere to all policies of the Correllian Tradition
I am at least 18 years old
Are you willing and able to maintain an active involvement with the Correllian tradition, and work collaboratively and cooperatively with other members of the tradition and the administration?
Do you attest and affirm under penalty of law that all of the information provided in this application is true and correct?
Are you a member of the Correllian Outer Court ?:
Short Personal Bio. 500 word Max.

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