June 15th, 2010
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I can't even imagine the crazy requirements if you weren't an Ordained Priest before. Major congrats.
Thanks. We do things a bit "backward" in ADF, with consecration coming before ordination at this point (before, I was a "consecrated" as an "ADF Dedicant Priest;" now, I'll be "ordained" as an "ADF Ordained Priest") unlike most other churches that run ordination and consecration in a more "regular" order. We're in discussion about that now. It has to do with the way the program was originally set up and what each meant. Revisions to the program will likely change that.
The requirements weren't all that crazy, not really, but there was a lot of paper-writing and question-answering done for it. . . plus the service work I do "on the side" within and outside of ADF.
I'm now the third ADF member to get through all three circles of training in the Org. More are on their way behind me, but it feels good to be able to focus on other things for a change. :)
Congratulations! I might need to go to Summerland this year.
Was there any doubt? Many, many congratulations to you, Mike!
Quite a bit, in my mind. Especially with all the discussion surrounding testing :)
But, I feel ready for it, settled into it, and prepared for what comes next.
You know, whateverthehellthatis.
Congrats, I am really proud of you and the deliberate track you took to this. You certainly deserve it and I am honored to have you as an Ordained Priest in ADF.
So is this like the end-all most important thing....or is there something even bigger after this? Is this like bigger than consecration where you asked the parents to be there? Will you ask them to come to this or something bigger in the future? ....just trying to figure out where this stands on the importance spectrum ;-)
Congrats though :)
It means the training is "complete," in the regular sense of the word. It's rather like getting a PhD in Druidry, I guess :) The DP completion back in 2005 was like a Bachelor's, the consecration in 2006 was like a Master's, and this is like a Doctorate. There's always more to learn, but this is about as big as we do stuff, aside from Archdruid elevations (which might be like becoming president of a university). But we only have one Archdruid, and I'm okay with not being one for some time.
At least, the academic analogy the handiest analogy available to me right now. :)
I may invite the parents (& you) out for that, specifically. Or the wedding might overshadow it a bit :)
haha, the academic analogies were actually really helpful. :-) Congrats, Doctor of Druidry ;-)