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Is A Religious Degree Also Considered “Ordination”?

Recently, D. asked us: I have finished all but two classes in my ordination tract because of needing to perform ceremonies. My degree is my license, right? Keep in mind that, unless it is specifically designated as such, a degree does not generally convey ordination on the degree holder. Ordination, per se, is an action taken… Continue reading Is A Religious Degree Also Considered “Ordination”?

Information on becoming ordained to perform marriage ceremonies in California
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California Ordination, Marriage License and Ceremony Information

Adapted from information provided by the State of California Department of Public Health, this article covers the most common situations involving the state's marriage laws, and some of the complexities as well. And if you are interested in becoming ordained as a wedding officiant to perform marriage ceremonies in California -- a very uncomplicated process… Continue reading California Ordination, Marriage License and Ceremony Information

Marriage Law, Officiant Information, Ordination Information

State of the Union: Serving As A Marriage Officiant In Rhode Island

This article is part of a series for ministers on performing marriage ceremonies in the United States and elsewhere. In this article, we focus on the magnificent state of Rhode Island and its rules and regulations. Rhode Island has some of the most breath-taking scenery and some of the most picturesque places to have a wedding ceremony anywhere… Continue reading State of the Union: Serving As A Marriage Officiant In Rhode Island