Covenant Of Provisional Congregations
- The Council of Clerics, through the office of the International Executive Council, shall establish Provisional Congregations in areas in which an exigency exists and there is no Local Congregation (Clan) reasonably available to provide spiritual sustenance. Provisional Congregations shall be established by Proclamation of Warrant.
- For purposes of Lineage and Recognition by temporal authorities, powers and principalities, the International Executive Council of the Congregational Council of Clerics shall cause Warrants to issue by edict under the authority of the Sacred Well Congregation. The International Executive Council shall hear the petitions for Warrant, and grant such Warrants only to worthy and well qualified Ordained Clerics and Ordained Deacons of this Congregation to establish and lead a Provisional Congregation within a particular domain.
- The Provisional Congregation shall function as an extension of the Main Congregation under the auspices of the International Executive Council and shall at all times abide by the Tenets, Constitution, and By-Laws of the Sacred Well Congregation in spirit and in fact. The Provisional Congregation shall generally manage its own temporal affairs and provide for the spiritual needs of the community in which it is established to the fullest extent possible. Should the statutory need for an Ordained Cleric arise, and there be none available within the Provisional Congregation, upon advisement, the Council of Clerics shall dispatch an Ordained Cleric to the Provisional Congregation to provide the required services.
- The Warranted officer of the Provisional Congregation shall forward a report of activity to the Council of Clerics following each of the Cardinal High Holy Days. The report shall cite the dates, times, venues, and number of persons in attendance at all religious functions conducted by the Provisional Congregation, plus any offerings or contributions in support of the Sacred Well Congregation, and any other information the Warranted officer deems relevant.
- The Warrant shall remain in force for a fixed period of time, or indefinitely at the discretion of the Council, until said warrant is surrendered by the Warranted officer, revoked by the Council, or superseded by a Charter.
In Convocation, Beltane, 1995, Hainin, Belgium