an overview of the ordination process
Step # 1
Step # 2
A submission of essay
The perspective priest is here required to produce an essay detailing their thoughts and motivations concerning ordination. The Essay need not be more than two pages and should describe one's most personal insights into becoming a priest. The essay may be turned in at any time, however it must be received prior to the interview with the Malku Priest.
All perspective priests are required to conduct 33 hour long meditations with Melchizedek. The meditations will help ones energy become aligned with that of the Order Of Melchizedek prior to the reception of the full energy during ordination. Students will receive information which may help facilitate the meditation process during the first class, therefor the meditations may begin anytime after the first class. Only one meditation may be conducted per day. Daily meditation is not required however it is helpful in order to establish a comfortable connection. After ordination the priest may find that he/she is in daily contact with Melchizedek. This may continue in the form of meditation or simple communion during the course of any given day.
The 33 meditations are most important and the initiate should begin to notice changes within the self. The initiate may begin to more strongly question paradigms, dogmas, and beliefs. However during this process the initiate will begin to feel that there is a deep inner wisdom from which to draw and Melchizedek will lead you firmly to it. This well of insight will help solve your riddles and answer your questions and expand your awareness.
The Interview with the High Malku Priest will be conducted only after all of the classes have occurred and prior to the completion of the 33 meditations with Melchizedek. During the interview process the initiate may be asked many questions concerning there motivations and goals as a priest. During the interview the initiate may ask questions and or receive counseling concerning the thoughts and concerns about the priesthood. The interview process will yield the decision both by the Malku as well as the initiate as to whether they are to be ordained into the Order Of Melchizedek
The ordination ceremony will be conducted at a place chosen by the ordaining priest. The Initiate may bring as many witnesses as he/she wishes however at least one witness of the initiates choosing must be present during the ceremony. The procedure will entail
What the priest will receive
After the ordination the newly ordained Priest will schedule a time when the new Priest will conduct a first sermon and offer a sacrament. The location of the sermon will be at the place of the new Priest's choosing. The sermon or teaching will be conducted for a congregation of three or more plus the ordaining Priest. The sacrament shall be performed in a Eucharistic manner and may continue into a supper provided by the newly ordained priest. The Supper may be a full meal or simple foods and refreshments. The Supper shall begin with the sacrament ceremony and continue with casual conversation. The procedure of the sacrament and sermon are the sole prerogative of the host/Priest as well as the time and location of the proceedings.
Anyone may become a member of our Society, Priest candidates may become members of the Temple of Melchizedek before they take classes in order to reduce class prices however are not required to become members of the AASOOM until the end of the ordination process. Membership dues for priests in the AASOOM (see below for priest membership dues) must be paid to receive ordination documentation. Membership dues for priests are paid annually in order to maintain priestly rights and credentialing. When dues are payed each year, priests will receive a dated decal to place upon their documents thus displaying their renewed status. Priests who have allowed membership to
lapse may renew at any time without penalty.
Members of the
Temple of Melchizedek who are not Priests will receive a membership
document detailing member related rights. Membership rights will
include discounted pricing on classes, services and products, access to
sanctuaries and resources of the Corporation Sole and access to
upcoming web site membership areas and services. A Priest's Membership
in the AASOOM also includes membership in the Society of the Order of
Melchizedek, as the Society is a part of the greater AASOOM.
What rights will the priest possess
The priest will have the right to perform the following;
Priests whom ascend to higher levels of priesthood may gain through their training the skills necessary to gain the rights to perform additional services such as, ordination, spirit releasement, psychological counseling, alchemy, apothecary, hypnotherapy, and more.
Should the priest
possess training in these or other areas prior to ordination, additions
to the rights may be added to the priest document at the discretion of
the High Priest.
Fees for training classes and ordination
Ordination Training Classes- All classes described herein will be offered to members at a cost of $50 per class day each.
The price for non members will be $65.00 per class day each.
Priest Membership dues $100.00 per year.