Canon 30: Ecumenical Faculties
affiliation of clerics of the Evangelical Catholic Church with other
denominations not in communion with this Church are prohibited.
Faculties may be granted by the local ordinary for a cleric of this
Church to pastorally function within another Christian community.
30.2 A cleric
of this Church may petition for permission from the local ordinary
to provide ecumenical pastoral assistance to a Christian community
not in communion with this Church, which is without pastoral care,
or is in transition and attempting to secure pastoral care from
their denomination. In such cases, this Church and its clerics are
forbidden from initiating any type of recruitment of that parish
body. To do otherwise would be in violation of the spirit of
30.3 A cleric
of this Church may petition the local ordinary to provide pastoral
care to a community that is not in communion with this Church, only
if that faith community has formally expressed in writing their
desire to discern the possibility of continuing their journey of
faith with this Church.
30.4 It shall
be the responsibility of the local ordinary to select a cleric
suitable to assist such faith communities in their discernment
process. It shall be the direct personal responsibility of the local
ordinary to remain involved in this discernment process.
of this Church may freely celebrate or concelebrate with a faith
community, which has entered into a formal covenant of
Intercommunion. Prior to celebrating with such communities, clerics
of this Church must have the written permission of the local
ordinary of the sister community.
free-lancing by clerics of this Church is strictly prohibited.
Clerics, engaging in such activities, shall have their faculties