Married? First, Second, Third


I am filling out a Church Pension Group form that tracks clergy ordinations. Among the questions listed is:

Marital Status:
Are you: ☑ Married? ☐ Single? ☐ Divorced? ☐ Widowed

So far so good. Reasonable. But then remember, this is the Episcopal Church.

Is this marriage your: ☑ First? ☐ Second? ☐ Third?

Anyone remember the joke about preparation for the priesthood in the Episcopal Church? You had to be on your third career and second marriage. (Or was it second career and third marriage?)

 

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