Canon 28: Clerical Resignation from Church
cleric can petition to leave the Church by submitting a letter of
resignation to the local ordinary or competent major religious
superior, thus surrendering their clerical faculties from the
Church, and all rights, privileges, and honors which they held with
their office. Resigned Clerics are bound by Canon 12.25.
28.2 At the
time a cleric tenders their resignation, they excardinate and lose
all clerical faculties, official positions and association as a
cleric within the Evangelical Catholic Church. They former cleric
can, if they wish, remain a lay member of the Church if so requested
of the Local Ordinary and approved by the Local Ordinary. The former
cleric can petition the Local Ordinary to be re-appointed to any
position, Board memberships, etc. they once held as a cleric within
the Church, but such re-appointments as a layperson is problematic
at best and not automatic.