All the programs below may not be offered.
Potential Episcopal candidates should be proficient in their knowledge of:
a) The Holy Scriptures
b) Church History
c) Dogmatic Theology -- is that part of theology which treats of the theoretical truths of faith concerning God and His works
d) Sacramental Theology -- In Roman Catholicism and some other Christian groups, sacramental theology is the belief that God provides grace to humankind through certain external acts that have been instituted by Christ. The word sacrament itself comes from the Latin meaning "that which produces holiness."
e) Practical Theology -- is the practical application of theology to everyday life
f) Christian Ethics / Moral theology -- has for its subject-matter the practical truths of morality
g) Liturgy -- is the academic discipline dedicated to the study of liturgy.
h) Pastoral Care
i) Parish Administration
l) Ecclesiastical Polity
There should be a working knowledge of each of the following:
a) The Three Catholic Creeds: The faith they proclaim in their original and historic meaning.
i) The Apostle's Creed
ii) The Nicene Creed
iii) The Athanasian Creed
b) An understanding of the 1st seven Ecumenical councils.
c) The Anglican 39 articles of Religion
d) Convergence Theology (for those into convergence)