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The Home Temple Diaconate and Priesthood Studies are delivered online through
password-protected pages using liturgical, audio, video, and multimedia presentations
guided by a Handbook that must be printed out. Fast internet access is preferable to
dial-up for video and multimedia presentations.
A complete application form with email addresses of three reliable character references
is required for acceptance into the program. APPLICATION FORM.
The Home Temple qualifies and trains people for different levels of Apostolic Ordination. There are no fees for Ordination or any other religious services. However,
Candidates for Ordination to Priesthood or Consecration as a Bishop must travel to California at their own expense for an Ordination Seminar by the Presiding Bishops.
Those who have completed the Diaconate Studies have the option of attending an Ordination Seminar for hands-on Ordination to Diaconate, or if travel is too expensive
or inconvenient, being granted a license of authorization to operate as a Deacon until completion for requirements for Ordination to Priesthood, at which time he/she must
attend an Ordination Seminar or travel to another more proximate Bishop of the Home Temple Synod for valid hands-on Apostolic Ordination.
The Home Temple charges tuition and fees for home-study training materials, seminars, testing, and other training-related events or materials. It also offers the
School of Sacred Studies Certificates and Degrees including the Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.) for completion of Priesthood training, and Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Doctorate
of Divinity (D.D.) degrees for members of the Home Temple Priesthood preparing for nomination to the Episcopate.
COURSE OF STUDY FOR THE DIACONATE
$400 Tuition Online Password Access [Individual Online Module]
$250/Person Using the Same Materials and Password Access [Couples or Partners]
Includes written study materials, tapes, testing and mentoring, certificate of acceptance into the Sub-Diaconate, scheduling of Ordination.
COURSE OF STUDY FOR PRIESTHOOD
$500 Tuition Online Password Access [Individual Online Module]
$300/Person Using the Same Materials and Password Access [Couples or Partners]
Includes written study materials, tapes, testing, mentoring, and scheduling of Ordination into the Priesthood.
COURSES OF STUDY AND PREPARATION FOR THE EPISCOPATE
(INDEPENDENT BISHOP OF THE HOME TEMPLE SYNOD)
Completion of all course requirements to begin Thesis or Dissertation for the M.Div. or D.D. degrees with Home the School of Sacred Studies.
Requirement for Competency in Advanced Spirituality (T:.H:.G:.)
Acceptance into the Grail Priesthood and Dubbing as Dame or Knight of the OMR through successful completion of the 13-month course
of Initiation and First-Order Empowerments with the Temple of the Holy Grail (T:.H:.G:.)
Election by Home Temple Synod of Bishops
A Home Temple Priest(ess) who has proven him/herself a worthy spiritual leader in Priesthood for at least two years and has met the above competency requirements
may be proposed by a Home Temple Bishop for elevation to the Episcopate. All Candidates for the office of Bishop are nominated
and approved at the annual Home Temple Synod and Board meeting in early July.
TUITION SCALE FOR CANDIDATES OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
Canadian citizens pay the same dollar amount as U.S. citizens, but in Canadian currency. Citizens of other nations pay further reduced
tuitions determined by the relationship of their currencies to the U.S. dollar and the state of their economies.
Pre-consecrated Hosts and Mikveh water to begin the Liturgical Studies part of the Diaconate curriculum are sent by post after the candidate
has completed the first part of studies and emailed a request for them.
T:.H:.G:. ADVANCEMENT INTO THE GRAIL PRIESTHOOD
All Candidates accepted for Ordination Studies are encouraged to undertake Temple of the Holy Grail spring Initiation and 13-month course
of First Order Empowerments. This is one of the competencies required for Consecration as a Bishop. Knowledge and skills developed in
exorcism, healing, long-life, theurgy, and other areas of esoteric spirituality advance Ordinands into the Grail Priesthood, qualify them for Dubbing
as Knight or Dame of the OMR, and for optional advancement in the Second Order to receive our most esoteric training. T:.H:.G:. registration
is offered no later than March 1 each year to prepare for Easter Full Moon Initiatic Vigil, Wesak Initiation, and the schedule of spiritual practices.
SUMMER AND WINTER ORDINATION RETREATS AND SEMINARS
Required for Priesthood Ordinations and Episcopal Consecrations of Candidates resident in U.S., Canada, Mexico
Optional for Ordination to Diaconate
(Diaconate Ordination may be arranged with local Home Temple Bishop, or received as Diaconate Certificate
from Presiding Bishops pending Ordination to Priesthood)
$50 Seminar Fee
Candidates for Ordination to either Diaconate or Priesthood are encouraged to attend an Ordination Retreat and Seminar. This is
convened at the Home Temple Center in Aromas, California, usually two weekends each year in late summer and during Christmas or Thanksgiving
EVENTS: Friday evening Shabbat Banquet at Keizer home or restaurant (additional banquet fee); Saturday morning Ordination Seminar
PowerPoint Presentation covering all aspects of Home Ministry; Saturday afternoon question-answer and discussion session with the Bishops;
Sunday morning Liturgy with Ordinations. Dubbings, Martinist or Pansophic Initiations, and Advancements to T:.H:.G:. Second Order are done
during or privately after the Liturgy.
Participants must reserve space with prepaid, non-refundable $150 Seminar Fee. They will need to fly into San Jose International Airport,
rent a car, and reserve a motel room in the Santa Cruz, Watsonville, or Monterey area.
The Home Temple is selective in accepting applications for membership, but its mission is to make
Priesthood training available to all qualified aspirants.
MINIMAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO STUDIES
1. High school diploma or equivalent literacy skills
2. Evidence of good character as a productive member of society based on application data
3. Adult age and maturity
4. Moral, social, and psychological integrity indicated by personal references and screening responses
5. Authentic call to volunteer spiritual and sacramental ministry
PAYMENT OF TUITION AND FEES
No financial aid or scholarships are given for Diaconate and Priesthood training, which is offered at the lowest possible tuition. Other home-study seminary
programs for valid Apostolic Ordination cost twice to ten times what we charge. However, Candidates outside of the U.S. pay at reduced rates appropriate
to their own currencies and economies, to be arranged with a Presiding Bishop. Tuition payments can be made by check, credit card, and PayPal.