Transitional Diaconate

Becoming a priest involves several steps. While these vary slightly from diocese to diocese in length of time and format, the following outline is offered as a general view of formation programs.

Ordination of Deacons George Wacuma Wahiti and Boniface Mutuku Kavita - Dec 8, 2022


About six months to a year before ordination to the priesthood, the seminarian is ordained to the Transitional Diaconate (the state is so named because the seminarian is in transition to the priesthood, and it serves to differentiate from the Permanent Diaconate).

During his ordination as a transitional deacon, the man makes promises of celibacy and obedience to his Bishop.

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