Ryle Anglican Institute_logo.pngWelcome to Ryle Anglican Institute Reading For Orders Program.  The course of study is designed to work at the pace of the student but should take no longer than 18 months.  It is a process of reading the material and writing essays per chapter in the form of a book report so that the student’s proctor can evaluate whether or not the student understood what was read. 
 
The student is required to make a weekly report to their proctor as to their progress and to answer questions or provide clarification. 
 
Upon completion of the course work the student should be ready for ordination to the Diaconate provided all other non-study requirements have been met. 
 
Session 1.
 
Biblical Overview: B101
 
Book: Learn the Bible in 24 Hours and Workbook by Dr. Chuck Missler.
 
Overview: Reading each chapter answer all questions in the workbook and submit for review.
 
The Complete Guide to the Bible: Stephen M. Miller
 
Overview: By Book; review and provide an outline of the “Main Points” of each chapter, it’s writer and period it was written. Who’s Who and Where’s Where in the Bible by the same author is recommended as well.
 
Hermeneutics: SS101
 
Book: Hermeneutics, An Introduction, Anthony C. Thiselton
 
Overview: By chapter, review, and essay.
 
Synoptic Gospels: SS102
 
Book: The Synoptic Gospels, Revised and Expanded, An Introduction, Keith F. Nickle
 
Overview: By chapter, review, and essay.
 
Soteriology: SS103
 
Book: Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey. Second Edition, Craig L. Blomberg.
 
Overview: By chapter, review, and essay.
Pneumatology: SS104
 
Book: Who is the Holy Spirit (Crucial Questions), RC Sproul
 
Overview: By chapter, review, and essay.
 
The Trinity: SS105
 
Book: What is the Trinity? (Crucial Questions) RC Sproul
 
Overview: By chapter, review, and essay.
 
Eschatology: SS106
 
Book: Four Views of the End Times, Dr. Timothy Paul Jones
 
Overview: By chapter, review, and essay.
 
Anglicanism General Survey: TH101
 
Book: An Outline of an Anglican Life: Dr. Louis Tarsitano
 
Overview: By lesson in your own words provide an outline of the main points as it relates to Anglican Faith and Practice in the following format. (This course also addresses Moral and Ethical Theology as well.)
 
Lesson One: The Church
 
1. What is the Church?
    Essay
 
2. Why is the Church Called the Body of Christ?
     Essay
 
3. What is the Catholic Church?
     Essay
 
Church History: CH:101
 
A History of the Church in England: Moorman
 
Overview: By chapter, review, and essay.
 
A History of the Episcopal Church: Robert Prichard
 
Overview: By chapter, review, and essay.
The Episcopal Church in the United States, 1789-1931: James Thayer Addison
 
Overview: By chapter, review, and essay.
 
Systematic Theology: TH:102
 
The Principals of Theology: W.H. Griffith Thomas, DD
 
Overview: This is a theology course as laid out by the thirty-nine articles. Read and review each article and provide an overview of not less than three pages per article single-spaced. 
 
Calvin’s Institutes, Edited by Donald K. McKim.
 
Overview: Provide four essays by book highlighting each book’s purpose and content. 
 
Liturgics: LT:101
 
The Oxford American Prayer Book Commentary: Massey Shepherd
 
Overview:  You will need to review each section of the Prayer Book 1928 as outlined. Read the Commentary and provide a brief overview illustrating the purpose and history (If applicable) of each section of the prayer book. 
 
Note: this will also provide a suitable guide when in study lab for practical liturgics.
 
Liturgy and Worship, A companion to the prayer books of the Anglican Communion: W.K. Lowther Clarke. 
 
Book report: concentration on the development of the prayer book through history and provide specifics as it relates to our current formulary in the RAC. 
 
Homiletics HOM:101
 
The Homiletical Handbook: Donald L. Hamilton
 
Overview: Provide 12 Sermons as outlined below.
 
Easter
Christmas Eve
The Parable of the Sower
The Second Sunday after Trinity: The Epistle
The 10 Sunday after Trinity: The Gospel
Thanksgiving
Of Hope and Grace
Jesus and the Samarian Woman
Good Friday
Maundy Thursday
Ash Wednesday on (Joel 2:12-13).
Epiphany
The First Sunday in Lent
 
In addition, 6 sermons must be preached at the discretion of the local Rector as today. The Vestry, as well as the Rector, will provide an evaluation to your proctor. 
 
 
PRACTICAL FACTORS:
 
1. 100 hours of practical ministry logged and signed off by your local proctor.
     Example: Homeless Outreach, Hospital visitation, Church calls. 
 
2. Must serve every Sunday at the altar unless excused by the local Rector. 
 
3. Must complete 100 Hours of practical liturgics with local proctor. 
 
4. Must establish a daily routine of morning and evening office. You local proctor may ask what the readings are for a particular day. Each Student must establish a prayer life if they are to be effective. 
 
5. Each Student must prepare and preach 6 Sermons over the course of their studies; they must also establish a monthly morning prayer and evening prayer for their local congregation. 
 
6.  Each student if they are so named a postulant may wear a Black Suit with Grey clerical shirt with a black line ½ inches in diameter cutting a vertical line down the center of the collar in the front.  A black electrical tape or permanent marker can be used. This is called a “Split Collar” 
 
The student may dress as such only when attending to church business, and under the direction of the local proctor.