"The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not protestant. It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman. It isn't non-denominational - it is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost 2,000 years ago."
The African Orthodox Church was organized in America in 1921 by +Archbishop George Alexander McGuire. In 1934 +Archbishop Daniel William Alexander organized the African Orthodox Church through out East Africa and established a Seminary in Kenya where over 10,000 persons were affected by the African Orthodox Church of Africa.
His Holiness, Alexander II, Patriarch
Office of Military Chaplaincy
How to become a Chaplain
If you are considering applying for an appointmemnt as a Military Chaplain, you are considering one of the most unique spiritual opportunites for ministry available anywhere.
Military chaplains offer a broadly base ministry aimed at meeting the diverse pastoral needs of the communities in the service. All chaplains are responsible for supporting both directly and inderectly the constitutioally mandated free exercise of religion for all members of Military Service, their family members, and other authorized persons. (Referenced from The Department of Defense Directive 1304,19) Every Active Duty, Guard, Reserve or Civil Air Patrol Chaplatin is required to recieve an Ecclesiastical Endorsement from His or Her own religious organization, no matter which branch of the military service they desire. Each chaplain is expected to remain faithful to the tenets of the religious organization granting one endorsement.
Selection to become a chaplain is competitive and base on the needs of the particular service branch to which a person applies. The requirements set by The African Orthodox Church of Africa include:
- Experience as a full qualified member of the Africa Orthodox Church of Africa
- A minimum of two years experience as an rector.
- Attend an interview with the Chaplian of The African Orthodox Church of Africa.
- Meet all requirements set by the Department of Defense, or of your host naion if other than the United States. For a list of requirements for the United States Services, visit the website www.spirit-filled.org.
For more information about the challenging career alternative, contact the Chaplain of the African Orthodox Church of Africa (Chp. Seaborn) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or e-mail Chaplaincy@spirit-Filled.org, Mr. David B. Plummer, Endorsing Executive for the Africa Orthodox Church of Africa or visit www.spirit-filled.org.