Decretum pontificum about the system of the creation of priests in Nova Roma (Nova Roma)

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DECRETUM PONTIFICUM ABOUT THE SYSTEM OF THE CREATION OF PRIESTS IN NOVA ROMA.


Passed on prid. Kal. Apr. St. Cornelia C. Aemilio cos. MMDCCLXVII a.u.c.


A. Application to priesthood in Nova Roma.

1. Any public priesthood or religious position may only be conferred upon citizens of Nova Roma, who have submitted an application, have 18 years old at the date when the application is submitted and is assidui/assidua (tax payer).

2. Applications for any priesthood or religious position shall be made through an e-mail sent to the owner address of the official mailing list of the Collegium Pontificum (collegium_pontificum_nr owner@yahoogroups.com).

3. There shall be a separate application submitted for every different or every new priesthood or religious position that the applicant wishes to undertake.

4. The Collegium Pontificum shall decide about the application within the first session of its receipt.

B. Priesthood appointments requirements in Nova Roma.

1. Camillus/camilla.

An applicant shall be approved camillus by the decision of the Collegium Pontificum.

2. Sacerdos /Vestales Virgines/Flamines and/or Flaminicae Minores/Augures/ Fetiales/Sodales.

An aplicant shall be appointed sacerdos/vestalis/flamen/augur/fetialis/sodalis by the collegium pontificum if meet these requirements:

a. Served as camillus/camilla for six months.

b. Followed a training program based of one of these methods: by himself/herself, by a pontifical school or was trained and have the recommendation of at least one pontifex or in the case of vestales, of the Virgo Vestalis Maxima or the Pontifex Maximus.

c. In addition of the application submit a work (article), strictly related to the position that applied, composed of a minimum of 1000 words without spaces, with quality academic resources referenced within the article.

3. Virgo Vestalis Maxima.

An applicant shall be appointed Virgo Vestalis Maxima by the Collegium Pontificum if meet these requirements:

a. Served as vestalis for six month. b. Have the Pontifex Maximus recommendation.

4. Pontifex

An aplicant shall be appointed pontifex by the Collegium Pontificum if meet these requirements:

a. Passed all requirements of point B.2.

b. Served as sacerdos/vestalis/flamen/augur/fetialis/sodalis for six months.

c. In addition of the application submit a work (article), strictly related to the position that applied, composed of a minimum of 1200 words without spaces, with quality academic resources referenced within the article.

5. Pontifex Maximus

The Pontifex Maximus shall be elect by the Collegium Pontificum if meet these requirements:

a. Passed all requirements of point B.4.

b. Meet all other specific requirements of the position based of the CP decrees and specifications.

6. Flamen and Flaminica Dialis/Flamen Quirinalis/Flamen Martialis.

An aplicant shall be appointed Flamen Dialis and Flaminica Dialis/Flamen Quirinalis/Flamen Martialis by the Collegium Pontificum if meet these requirements:

a. Must be a patrician citizen of Nova Roma.

b. Passed all requirements of point B.2.

c. Served as sacerdos/flamen/augur/fetialis/sodalis for six months.

d. Must be married by confarreatio. This condition might be waived through a special dispense through a responsum of the Collegium Pontificum.

e. Meet all other specific requirements of the position based of the Collegium Pontificum decrees and specifications.

f. In addition of the application submit a work (article), strictly related to the position that applied, composed of a minimum of 1200 words without spaces, with quality academic resources referenced within the article.

7. Rex and Regina Sacrorum.

The Rex Sacrorum shall be elect by the Collegium Pontificum if meet these requirements:

a. Must be a patrician citizen of Nova Roma.

b. The Rex Sacrorum passed all requirements of point B.2.

c. The Rex Sacrorum shall not be a magistrate or senator of Nova Roma. If he is a magistrate or a senator in the moment of his appointment as Rex Sacrorum, he shall resign his magistracy or his membership of the Senate before he is eligible to be elect as Rex Sacrorum.

d. The Rex Sacrorum shall be married through confarreatio. His wife shall automatically receive the title of Regina Sacrorum, and the rights and duties associated with that title.

e.Meet all other specific requirements of the position based of the Collegium Pontificum decrees and specifications.

C. Priesthood removal and suspension in Nova Roma.

1. The priesthood removal in Nova Roma is stipulated in the current decrees of the Collegium Pontificum.

2. The suspension of Nova Roma priesthood takes effect only in the cases of the loss of the tax payer status and if sentenced by the laws.

3. The suspension is effective as long as the cause is in effect.

4. In the case of a priesthood removal it is the duty of the Pontifex Maximus to perform a piaculum in the name of the entire collegium.

D. Other instructions.

1. This decree does not apply retroactively.

2. All the works submitted in addition of the applications for priesthood become the property of Nova Roma and are published on the Nova Roma website.

E. Exemption procedures

1. In exceptionally situations the Collegium Pontificum can waive partially these requirements if it is not in contradiction with the Constitution and the laws of Nova Roma.

2. The exemption is valid if approved by a vote of two-thirds of the Collegium Pontificum.

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