The Russian Orthodox Cathedral, London (ROCOR)

HomeParishesClergy DirectoryDiocesan_StatutesAbout OrthodoxyUseful_LinksNews ArchiveDiocesan_PilgrimageMorning and Evening PrayersServices and PrayersSaints of the MonthPhoto GalleryDiocesan Documents

Ordination vows

The vows of a Deacon to be ordained in the Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland (ROCOR)

Oath Sworn by the Candidate for Ordination to the Holy Diaconate

I, the undersigned, who am being called to the service of the Church of Christ in the rank of deacon, in accordance with the resolution of His Eminence, the Most Reverend HILARION, the ruling hierarch of the Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland (ROCOR), dated __________, and who am to be ordained to the rank of deacon by _______________________________________, do vow and promise by Almighty God, before His Holy Gospel and the life-creating Cross, that I desire, and will strive in every way, to remain loyal and obedient to the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, to my lawful archpastors, Metropolitan HILARION and his successors, and to remain in obedience to the rector of my parish. I promise to carry out my responsibilities in accordance with the canons of the Church, the Typicon, and the prescriptions and instructions of the diocesan authorities, in perfect obedience to them, and to comport myself reverently, honourably, temperately, without avarice, being aware that the misdeeds of a minister of the Church rightly incur greater punishment. I promise to lead a pious, sober life, far removed from vainglorious worldly pursuits, in the spirit of humble-mindedness and meekness, and to lead others to piety by a good example. I likewise promise to keep in mind, in every aspect of my ministry, not my own honour or profit, but the glory of God, the good of the Holy Church, and the salvation of my neighbours. In all of this, may the Lord God help me with His grace and through the supplications of the all-pure Theotokos and all the saints.

In confirmation of this my oath, I kiss the words and the Cross of my Saviour.

__________________________________

The signatory of this oath, __________________________________, was confessed by me and administered this oath. During the examination of his conscience, no impediments to his ordination to the Holy Diaconate were found.

 

The vows of a Priest to be ordained in the Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland (ROCOR)

Oath Sworn by the Candidate for Ordination to the Holy Priesthood

I, the undersigned, being now called to the priestly ministry, do swear an oath by Almighty God, before His Holy Cross and Gospel, that I desire, and will do my best, to conduct my ministry according to the will of God, the canons of the Church and the instructions of my ecclesiastical authorities: to perform the liturgical services with diligence and piety, according to the prescriptions of the Typicon, without altering anything arbitrarily; to uphold the doctrines of the Faith, and to instruct others in the precepts of the Holy Orthodox Church and the teachings of the Holy Fathers; to protect from heresies and schisms the souls that will be entrusted to me, and to enlighten and bring to the path of Truth those who will fall into error; to lead a life which is pious, sober, far removed from sinful, worldly habits, in the spirit of humility, wisdom, meekness, and to bring others to piety by my example; in all aspects of my labour to have in mind not my personal dignity or profit, but the glory of God, the good of the Church, and the salvation of my neighbours. In all of this, may the Lord God help me by His grace, through the supplications of the Mother of God and of all the saints.

In confirmation of this my oath, I kiss the words and the Cross of my Saviour.

__________________________________

The signatory of this oath, __________________________________, was confessed by me and administered this oath. During the examination of his conscience, no impediments to his ordination to the Holy Priesthood were found.

Minutes of Diocesan Clergy Meeting 28.01.17

His Eminence's recent visit to the Diocese has been very warmly received by everyone. The Diocese looks forward to another very positive and encouraging visit in the  near future. Minutes of the Clergy Meeting held at the Cathedral on the 28th January can be read here.

This website is published with the blessing of his Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion. First Hierarch of The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and Ruling Hierarch of the Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland (ROCOR)

The website is administered by Fr Paul Elliott. Contact: frpaulelliott@aol.com

  Powered by Orthodox Web Solutions Home Back Top