I am pleased to be able to share with you that the Evangelical Catholic Church has assumed the pastoral stewardship for Saint John the Evangelist Seminary and is currently reorganizing and preparing to rededicate this online program for the academic formation of candidates for the priesthood on January 1st, 2014.
This commitment to the academic formation of priests has now put the Evangelical Catholic Church and myself in the position of "putting our money where our mouth are." I have long stated that one of the elements hindering the potential success of the Autocephalous Catholic Movement has been our collective lack of academic formation. The Evangelical Catholic Church cannot solely depend on the incardination of priests who have studied for the priesthood and come to us with a wealth of experiences. We must also be prepared to invest in the academic formation of candidates for the priesthood who have never participated in academic formation or for candidates who had some past experience in academic formation.
Of all of the commitments which the Evangelical Catholic Church has embraced, I believe that this mission will be one of the most important areas of work we will undertake.
I invite you to visit the new website for Saint John the Evangelist Seminary at sjtes.com