Code of Canon Law
Evangelical Catholic Church
Canon 19: Episcopal Incardination
of the Episcopacy from another Catholic community are permitted to
make application for Incardination into this Church.
Candidates for Episcopal Incardination must fulfill the requirements
of Canon 12.24, 12.25 and 14.1.
Candidates for Episcopal Incardination must make their applications
directly to the Presiding Bishop of this Church, who will then act
as Episcopal Director of Vocations.
19.4 Once a
candidate for Episcopal Incardination has been received into this
Church, the Presiding Bishop may grant presbyterial faculties to
such bishops who have begun the process of Incardination. Such
bishops will be granted the title of "Bishop in Residence." While
accorded all the respect and honor due their office, such bishops
are ineligible to participate in the functions of the House of
Bishops, nor can they act as spokesperson for the Church. If a
candidate for Episcopal Incardination has not fulfilled the
requirements of Canon 11.6, they must do so prior to making final
petition for Episcopal Incardination.
completion of a one year transitional period, the House of Bishops
will make their decision, which is final and not subject to review,
regarding the granting of plenary Episcopal faculties and duties to
candidates for Episcopal Incardination in the Church.
being granted plenary Episcopal faculties, such bishops will take
their seat within the House of Bishops, with all the rights and
privileges due their office.
19.7 If, after
attaining Episcopal Incardination, it is discovered that the
candidate consciously submitted false and misleading information on
his or her application for Episcopal Incardination into the Church,
the Church shall declare such Episcopal Incardinations null and
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