The General Ordination Examinations begin this week. What was your experience? Stories of terror or humor? What strategies do you suggest for getting through the week? For test takers and spouses/partners?
In light of the discussions about the future of the church what is your opinion of the Exams? Do you think the exams make any difference to the church? or are they one more form of “hazing” and “hoops”? for those seeking ordination?
In any case – prayers for calm and clarity for all those sitting the exams this week.
From Episcopal Divinity School on Facebook:
Please include in your prayers this week the 12 people taking the GOE (General Ordination Exam for the Episcopal Church) at EDS this week. Please remember them all throughout each day, praying for clarity of mind & quickness of thought!
This week, we will offer Morning Prayer in St. John chapel at 8 AM, due to the GOE to give the exam takers a little more time to get to their carrels in Sherrill library to begin their writing at 9am each day. Their schedule is Tuesday & Wednesday, rest on Thursday, finish on Friday & half day on Saturday.