Canon 35 Of Sentences
The Bishop alone has the authority to pronounce sentence on a priest or deacon convicted as indicated in these canons.
The Council of Bishops, speaking through the Presiding Bishop, has the sole responsibility and authority to pronounce sentence on a bishop.
Sentence shall be:
- censure and/or admonishment;
- suspension, for a definite period, not to exceed five years;
- suspension for life;
- deposition from the sacred ministry.
A sentence of suspension of a priest or deacon may be terminated or shortened by the Bishop of the diocese in which he was convicted with the advice and consent of the Council of Bishops.
A sentence of suspension against a bishop may be terminated or shortened by the Council of Bishops.