Global Goddess Definition of Priestess
We recognize that in the women's community there is widespread controversy on the "title" of high priestess. Many pagans use both priestess and high priestess to reference their clergy. We at Global Goddess have chosen to only ordain women as priestesses.
We recognize that in the women's community there is widespread controversy on the "title" of high priestess. Many pagans use both priestess and high priestess to reference their clergy. We at Global Goddess have chosen to only ordain women as priestesses. A priestess is one who has chosen to serve the Goddess, however she chooses to see Her. She may honor both Goddess and God. Global Goddess believes that each woman comes to the Divine as she needs, and that all ways are beautiful. Her path of service is one using her own skills and abilities and the commitment is her own as witnessed by the Goddess. She may have a specialty, or several specialties, and may also learn and use all of the skills and training one expects from their clergy, such as ritual, counseling, organizer, teacher, healer, etc. Her ordination as priestess entitles her to perform those functions as clergy within her community such as weddings, hand fastings, the rites and passages of those she serves, as well as final rites at death.
Women who are ordained as priestesses are asked to agree and commit to the following:
"As clergy, ordained through Global Goddess, I understand and agree with the core objectives of the Church: to promote peaceful and unimpeded opportunities for women around the world to meet in honor, celebration and worship of the Goddess in whatever form or forms she chooses to reveal Herself to us, or by whatever name or names She would be known; to promote the keeping of the ancient and sacred (holy) days/holidays of the Wheel of the Year and the cycles of Nature; to work within Global Goddess by volunteering for work within that promotes and assists in the growth of Global Goddess; to document annually, all activities in your work as clergy; and to provide and promote opportunities for assistance with religious education for members of Global Goddess. I understand that failure to provide this annual documentation may result in revocation of my credentials.
I also understand that Global Goddess makes no judgment as to my personal practice, nor will in any way attempt to control how I choose to honor my ministry of the Goddess other than annual documentation of the work done. My contract to serve is with the Goddess and She serves as my judge and witness."
Details and information on how to apply can be found by clicking on the link that says Ordination.