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13 Aug 2015 13:10 - 13 Aug 2015 15:14 #199864 by Akkarin
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Clergy time! :cheer:

14. How do I apply for a temporary Minister's License?

If you wish to officiate a ceremony as a commissioned Jedi minister without going through the seminary training then we are able to grant a temporary minister license for that occasion.

Contact any of the Pastors and explain that you wish to apply for a Temporary Licence to be a Temporary Minister for a special occasion. You will need to be specific on what sort of documents we will need to provide should we agree to give you a Temporary Minister's Licence. Please supply as much information as you can to support this application.

Your application will be discussed and you may be asked additional questions related to your case.

Licenses are Legal in every state in the USA and may be in foreign countries (check with your local civil authorities for guidelines).


15. What is the Clergy and how do I join?

What clergy are not: Our clergy are not mental healthcare professionals, they are guides, and if a member is feeling particularly emotionally distressed then they should seek the appropriate clinical help.

The clergy is the area of the Temple that deals with the spritiual well-being of the community as a whole. The clergy are not spiritual authorities, but they are entrusted with helping guide people along their Jedi journeys.

As a non-profit religious organisation TotJO has the ability to licence and ordain ministers to serve in a clerical capacity. All Ministers can officiate weddings and conduct other religious ceremonies. Both licenses and ordinations are Legal in every state in the USA and may be in foreign countries (check with your local civil authorities for guidelines).

The Seminary is the section of TotJO that deals with clerical training. To join the Clergy you should first contact a Pastor. You will then be interviewed by one or more members of the Synod and, if successful, invited to join the Seminary.

Although you may begin your clerical studies at any time, there is a requirement of having reached the rank of Initiate prior to being admitted into the Seminary.

We have a minimum age of sixteen (16) for those who wish to begin Clerical Training.


Added to: 16. What is the Synod?

The members of the Synod consist of the three Pastors (Alexandre Orion, Akkarin, V-Tog), the Secretary for the Clergy (Rosalyn J) and the Secretary for the Synod (Cabur Senaar).

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Also updating Clergy article. Check later for updates.

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29. Can I email the Temple?

There are a number of email addresses one can use to contact various members and departments at the Temple. These addresses are regularly monitored and can be used instead of Private Messaging someone (which requires an account on our website).


And updated the Contact Us article. Added Clergy email.

EDIT: Changed Clergy FAQs again.
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13 Aug 2015 16:04 #199888 by Akkarin
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Removed Damion from Degree Scheme Administrator
www.templeofthejediorder.org/faq#Offices...eSchemeAdministrator

Updated Degree Scheme FAQ
www.templeofthejediorder.org/faq#Degree

The degree training is there to help individuals and members with their own understanding of the Jedi path as it applies to them.

TOTJO issues religious degrees, Degrees of Divinity, in effect, degrees in Jediism. The Degrees consist of a compilation of lessons created by the order's Teaching Masters; to study the Degree Scheme is to study under each of the Teaching Masters at TotJO. This provides a well-rounded and comprehensive programme to learn from. Some of these religious degrees are requirements for rank advancement within the Temple.

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And Degree Article:
www.templeofthejediorder.org/degreescheme

The degree training is there to help individuals and members with their own understanding of the Jedi path as it applies to them.

As a non-profit religious organisation, TotJO has the right to issue religious degrees: Degrees of Divinity, in effect, degrees in Jediism. The Degree Scheme consists of a set of lessons that are attributed a points value. Once a student has reached a certain amount of points they will be awarded the corresponding degree. It is overseen by the Degree Scheme Administrator.

The Degree lessons are a peer-reviewed compilation of lessons created by TotJO's Teaching Masters; to study the Degree Scheme is to study under each of the Teaching Masters at TotJO. This provides a well-rounded and comprehensive programme to learn from.

We currently issue the following degrees:

Associate Degree of Divinity (A.Div)

Bachelor Degree of Divinity (B.Div)

Doctorate Degree of Divinity (D.Div)

Work done for the Initiate Programme and the Apprenticeship contributes to achieving the A.Div which is awarded upon completion of an Apprenticeship. The B.Div is awarded for independent study performed after Knighthood. The D.Div degree is honorary.

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13 Aug 2015 16:28 #199895 by Akkarin
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The Clergy Article has been overhauled rather significantly too:
www.templeofthejediorder.org/clergy

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11 Nov 2015 19:51 #208569 by Akkarin
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Merchandise , added:

Certificates

The Temple can provide members with certificates of Knighthood and Clergy ranks. If you would like a certificate please contact Phortis Nespin or Akkarin. If you would like a certificate of something other than Knighthood or Clergy then please let us know and we'll see about designing one.

Certificates are sent via email for you to print yourself. The Temple can print and send you a certificate for a small fee if you wish.

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12 Nov 2015 03:40 #208605 by CryojenX
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Akkarin wrote: Licensed Minister

Has all of the abilities of a Deacon but cannot take confession under the seal recognized by law.
Available to any TotJO rank of Initiate or higher.
Can be revoked.
Carries the title of Rev. (but not OCP as a suffix to their name).


Probably an obvious answer to an oblivious query, but what exactly does the OCP suffix stand for anyway?

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12 Nov 2015 04:43 #208614 by RyuJin
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CryojenX wrote:

Akkarin wrote: Licensed Minister

Has all of the abilities of a Deacon but cannot take confession under the seal recognized by law.
Available to any TotJO rank of Initiate or higher.
Can be revoked.
Carries the title of Rev. (but not OCP as a suffix to their name).


Probably an obvious answer to an oblivious query, but what exactly does the OCP suffix stand for anyway?


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23 Dec 2015 11:30 #215405 by Akkarin
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FAQ #8: www.templeofthejediorder.org/faq#WhatNext

You do not have to me a member to begin the training. The seven day wait is for Application submission only. You may begin the Initiate Programme at any time.

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Each student should post their work in the forum called Journals in the New Members section. (How to Make a Forum Post) . Start a new thread and call it something like “John Smith's Journal”. All your work should be posted as a reply to this topic. Please make sure your username and the word ‘Journal’ are in your journal's title.


Also be sure to check out these How To guides created by Adder!
www.templeofthejediorder.org/component/c...to-make-a-forum-post
www.templeofthejediorder.org/component/c...-to-use-this-website
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28 Dec 2015 13:10 - 28 Dec 2015 13:10 #216703 by Jestor
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Effective today, tzb is taking over my former duty of 'checker of the first post for Novice Status'...

Sorry Akkarin, but, I couldnt wait...

EDIT: Shoot, I see I need to make a little wording change...





Sith ain't Evil...
Jedi ain't Saints....


"Bake or bake not. There is no fry" - Sean Ching


Rite: PureLand
TOTJO Council
Master: Jasper_Ward
Current Apprentices: Viskhard, DanWerts, Llama Su, Trisskar
Former Apprentices: Knight Learn_To_Know, Knight Edan, Knight Brenna, Knight Madhatter
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28 Dec 2015 13:14 #216705 by Jestor
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Sith ain't Evil...
Jedi ain't Saints....


"Bake or bake not. There is no fry" - Sean Ching


Rite: PureLand
TOTJO Council
Master: Jasper_Ward
Current Apprentices: Viskhard, DanWerts, Llama Su, Trisskar
Former Apprentices: Knight Learn_To_Know, Knight Edan, Knight Brenna, Knight Madhatter
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03 Jan 2016 13:37 #218499 by Akkarin
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Added Adder as Council Secretary: www.templeofthejediorder.org/faq#OfficesCouncilSecretary

Added Brenna to Marketing Officers: www.templeofthejediorder.org/faq#OfficesPublicRelations

Added Adder to Council page: www.templeofthejediorder.org/council plus much linking.

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