This year's Ordination Exploration Day, to be held at Calvary Episcopal Church on Saturday, April 28, will be interactive and informative. Participants will be able to meet the Bishop and members of the Commission on Ministry. "This will be a great opportunity for people who are feeling a call to ordained ministry to share their stories and learn how they might be supported in their call to ministry here in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh," said the Rt. Rev. Kenneth L. Price, Jr, Bishop of Pittsburgh. "We are blessed to have God raising up many people for leadership in our vibrant diocese. Ordination Exploration Day is an important step in the process."

This will be the fourth annual Exploration Day under the discernment and ordination process in Pittsburgh. "We have learned from our previous sessions and have intentionally made this day more interactive and relational. Participants will have a greater opportunity to be heard, to make connections with each other and with the representatives of the diocese, and have all of their questions answered," said the Rev. Lou Hays, chair of the Commission on Ministry.

The day begins with registration and refreshments at 9:30 a.m., includes lunch, and concludes by 2:00. The program is designed for individuals who are interested in ordination, their spouses or significant others, their rector or priest in charge if they are members of a parish, and any other support person they would like to bring. Please register online here, no later than April 25.

Calvary Episcopal Church is located at 315 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206