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The Chaplaincy Institute Graduation and Ordination Ceremony

See the digital program for the ceremony!

1:00 pm (PT)
St. John’s Presbyterian
2727 College Av, Berkeley, CA
and live on the ChI YouTube Channel


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About Ordination

Ordination is a process in which a religious community designates specific individuals as clergy with the intent that they will minister to the spiritual needs of others in the name of and on behalf of the community. Individuals usually first have an internal sense of a calling to ministry, which is then validated externally by a religious community through the ordination process. The ChI Interfaith Community views ordination as a once-in-a-lifetime event.

The pathway to ordination is both sacred and deliberative. Religious bodies, including The ChI Interfaith Community, ensure that candidates for ordination are carefully prepared and examined before ordaining them as clergy.  The ChI Interfaith Community includes clergy, representing many faith traditions, who believe the model of interfaith spiritual life is essential for our world today. Ordination is bestowed on behalf of The ChI Interfaith Community through the lineage of these previously ordained clergy.