Les Ministères ERIC MICHEL Ministries International is an interdenominational chaplaincy based in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 2012 in the Province of Quebec, it has a majority of French and English members and followers. Incorporated on the 2014.07.12 to Industry Canada and received on the 2014.07.14 under the number 895170-5 as a Non-Profit Religious Organization.
The purposes for Eric Michel Ministries International are to promote the Christian faith; to educate its members, congregants and the public about Christian values, history and religious tradition; to develop Christian educational, theological, spiritual and inspirational material for the benefit of its members, congregations and the general public; to promote charitable acts and causes; to foster fellowship and goodwill among its members, congregants and the public; to promote reason in religion, religious tolerance and freedom of conscience; to promote the moral, ethical and responsible exercise of free will; to promote a free society.
Religious Constitution of the EMMI
The EMMI defines Apostolic Succession in a firm belief in the Apostolic Faith. You can have a broken line of Bishops and still be in Apostolic Succession. The sequence of Bishop is a moral and Metaphysical one. We are holding Jesus of Nazareth, Mary of Magdala, James The Just, Simon-Peter as our Holy Fathers in our faith and belief.
Note: Apostolic Succession is not Biblical
This Constitution provides the framework within which EMMI governs itself with the help of The Board of Elders Advisors and Accountability. The Constitution sets forth the fundamental rights and corresponding responsibilities of members and the basic structure for decision-making and action within the EMMI. All laws, regulations and customs of the EMMI shall be carried out within this Constitution’s framework and spirit.
Canadian, Provincial, Municipal Laws and Bylaws Civil Laws have precedence over all Canon Laws, and this is valid for all ministries.
The actual name Eric Michel Ministries International, a religious corporation, appeared in the middle of 2012 with the arriving in our congregation of the Rev Marie Yvonne on April 28th, which became our Co-Founder a few months after. Both Founders are Ministers and Bishops. The EMMI uses Archbishop, who is the equivalent of Bishop President in some denominations of Christianity.
We are a Chaplaincy, a Seminary and an Association of Churches
- All persons were created equal before God. The EMMI shall not discriminate against anyone except based on character, qualifications or merit.
- The EMMI believes that separation of church and state is an important principle. Thus the EMMI will not engage in political, policy or lobbying activity and make no political, policy or lobbying declarations except in narrow instances where the government is directly affecting religious practice.
- We have the right to call or ordain anyone to choose the ministry based on the Canon Law. Each ministry shall determine the duties and responsibilities of the clergy.
- The EMMI shall maintain a list of all ordained clergy.
- Ministers shall have the right to associate with other Christian Association by using the EMMI name as part of his or her title or otherwise once called or ordained
- unless the Board of the EMMI expressly revokes that right. The only grounds for revoking this right of association are actions or statements inconsistent with the
- account of religious principles of the EMMI or works or statements inconsistent with the EMMI governance principles.
- Our Governance’s are semi-episcopal and semi-congregational
“I believe in God, the Father Almighty and Universal, and in Jesus Christ his Son, the true teacher, example, and Savior of the world. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the quickened and comforter of men. I believe in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as a revelation of righteousness, truth and love. I believe in the Holy Church Universal; in the communion of saints; in the certainty of punishment for transgression; in the forgiveness of sins; in the life immortal; in the final triumph
of goodness and mercy; and in the union and harmony, at last, of all souls with God.”
Sacraments: Baptism, Holy Communion, Holy Matrimony, Unction and Holy Orders.
Our Worship celebration Eucharist:
Sunday worship is base on the protestant celebration, but the Eucharist itself is open to all (Open Communion). Worship is not limited to Sunday services; it can be pursued at any time and location, it is an experience continually living through the day by our actions.
We use the Common Book of Prayers.
The Corporation is authorized to establish Class A members and Class B members as follows:
Class A members shall be entitled to receive notice of and to attend all meetings of the members of the Corporation and each Class A member shall have one (1) vote at each such meeting, except for meetings at which only members of another class are entitled to vote separately as a class.
Class B members shall not be entitled to receive notice of, attend or vote at meetings of the members of the Corporation. Faithlife.com considers them as followers. The Symposium is our General Assembly
The annual symposium shall be held each year on third Monday in January or another day appointed by the congregation’s vote, at such time and place as shall be fixed by the Synod. The purpose of the annual meeting shall be to elect officers and trustees, elect members of the nominating committee, adopt the budget for the following fiscal year and to hear officers’, ministers’ and committees’ reports.
Adoption of the last symposium agenda
The plan for the Annual Symposium shall include the approval of an annual budget Special Symposium may be called by the Board or by the receipt of a written petition requesting such a meeting signed by at least fifteen percent (15%) of all voting members. The Secretary of the Board shall call such a meeting. A call for a Special Symposium, either by the Board or by petition, shall state the purpose of the meeting. No other business may conduct at such a meeting. The Synod may call the special Symposium of the Corporation. If a written request to the Synod by any fifty percent (50%) Bishops of the Executive Board of Elders for a special Symposium, if denied by the Synod, said meeting might be called by those fifty percent (50%) Bishop members. Special Symposium may be called by the Archbishop and, or the Secretary Chief Executive
FULL COUNCIL OF ELDERS REFERRING TO A SYNOD
All of the ministers at EMMI comprise the Full Synod, which meets annually. The Full Council approves the slate of nominees for the Board of Advisors & Accountability, and changes to the doctrinal statement.
Ordinary or regular Synod is for Bishops. Any members qualified for a regular Synod Members can be part, even if they are not bishop themselves.
Affiliated Organizations or groups Voluntary organizations of Association members, designed to further the interests of the fellowship, may be formed with the consent of the Executive Elders Board. Such groups shall be regarded as integral parts of the association. The Executive Elders Board may appoint a liaison to the affiliated group (from Synod) for information, communication, and the religious aspect. The related groups may use the facilities of the fellowship, under the supervision of the Synod. Each related group shall submit a written annual report of its activities to the Executive Elders Board, and shall submit their records, books of account, and vouchers to the Synod upon request.