Each January, Candidates for priesthood from across the Episcopal Church sit the General Ordination Examination, commonly known as the GOEs, to assess their competency in key areas of knowledge and its application.
The GBEC will administer the 2018 GOE on Tuesday, January 2; Wednesday, January 3; and Friday, January 5 (Thursday, January 4 will be a day off). Candidates will have three-and-a-half hours to answer each question in about 1,000 words. Two questions are asked each day — one in the morning and one after lunch. Each covers a different canonical area (The Holy Scriptures, History of the Christian Church, Christian Theology, The Practice of Ministry, Christian Worship, and Christian Ethics and Moral Theology) – a total of six questions – all of which will be “Open Resources.” The GBEC writes questions Candidates can answer in two hours but allows an extra hour-and-a-half.
Your prayers for Candidates working their way through the GOEs this week are invited.
More information and about the GOE and last questions are available at the General Board of Examining Chaplains’ website. Specific information about this year’s questions is usually available in a few weeks.