Canon 21 Of Clergy Ordained in Other Churches
A priest or deacon who has been ordained by a bishop in Apostolic Orders recognized as valid by this Church may be admitted to a diocese of this Church in the Order in which he had been ordained, such admission being by the Bishop of the diocese under such conditions as he may determine, provided that the said priest or deacon renounces the authority of his former ecclesiastical obedience and submits himself to the authority of such Bishop. All such priests or deacons shall meet the requirements for ordination stated in these canons.
Where is any doubt as to the validity or regularity of such ordination, the Bishop shall ordain him.
A minister ordained in a church not having Apostolic Orders recognized as valid by this Church and who seeks Holy Orders in this Church must:
- renounce the authority of his former ecclesiastical obedience and submit himself to the authority of a bishop of this Church;
- submit his letter of ordination and satisfactory evidence that it and his other credentials are valid and authentic;
- provide satisfactory evidence of his moral and godly character and that he is free from any vows or other engagements inconsistent with the exercise of the ministry of this Church;
- provide transcripts of his academic and theological studies;
- be certified in writing by at least two priests of this Church stating that from personal examination or from satisfactory evidence laid before them, they believe that his desire to leave the communion to which he has belonged has not arisen from any circumstance unfavorable to his moral or religious character or on account of which it may nor be expedient to admit him to Holy Orders and the exercise of the ministry of this Church;
- he shall have fulfilled all the requirements pertaining to his order as stated in these canons;
- he shall pass the examination of the Board of Examining Chaplains, displaying competence in all areas expected for ordination to the priesthood. In addition, he shall be examined in the points of doctrine, discipline, polity and worship in which the communion from which he has come differs from this Church. This portion of the examination shall be conducted at least in part in writing.