Helpful Web pages (i.e.: Clergy 101 helpful things)
First one is a CD disk that you can get from an Ebay store that is .pdf of the Naval Manual for Clergy. It covers all religions, etc., on Ceremonies, Services, Clerical ware, etc. For $8.00 to me is a good investment for future reference.
here's the current links for the store and the item (this item is always up on this store so if the item link changes you can still find it at the store):
Quality Information Publishers
The Manual CD:
Religion Chaplain Training Manuals w/ Prayer Book CD
The second Web site here is one put out by an member of the Clergy that is also great for clear explainations of vestments, clerical clothing, ceremonies of the seasons, etc.... Very informative...
Why Clergy Should Wear Clericals - by Ken Collins (Great Histories of where certain Vestments came to be and other histories of Clerical items and more.)
Main Web Site Page:
I need to acquire enough paperwork, documents, legal forms, etc. that will convince Pennsylvania that The Temple is a legitimate church. I know that the Temple Of The Jedi Order is incorporated in Texas, and if I have documentation to this effect, then my job will be much easier.
Please point me in the right direction on how to get all necessary documents to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that we are a real church.
You know this has helped me as well. I was thinking that it might be a nation thing but i hadn't thought that i might have to look into my city/county/state. Thanks, i will look into this and then i might need the paper work as well, will keep you posted.
Ministers of any regularly established church or congregation may perform marriages. Also, persons may marry themselves if they obtain a certificate from the clerk of the orphans' court. Ministers must provide a certificate of marriage to the bride and groom. Also, they must send a marriage certificate to the clerk of the orphans' court who issued the marriage license within ten days after the marriage. Ministers do not register with the state or county.
This is an ancient thread... the last post was 7 years ago now. Whilst the information here is relevant, we'd be more likely to recommend a book like Alain de Botton's Religion For Athiests today.