--->From http://www.occna.com/md/vocations/oathform.html [Last Modified: Sunday, January 10, 1999]
OCCNA Sacred Oath & Application for Membership
[Oath of secrecy]
. . . I will not reveal any confidential matters entrusted to me, orally or in writing.
[Oath to perform secret duties]
I will faithfully report and cause to be filed with the office of my local Bishop any document related to the performance of my assigned duties for which filing is required.
[Disclaimer of contract, which itself constitutes a contract]
. . . I understand and agree that membership in the ORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH IN NORTH AMERICA [OCCNA] does not constitute a civil, secular, legal contractual arrangement or contract of any kind whatsoever, and does not constitute an employer-employee relationship of any kind whatsoever.
[Disclaimer of warranty]
. . . I explicitly release and hold harmless all of the Bishops, councils, trustees, officers, any OCCNA incorporated or unincorporated bodies, and specifically, my local Bishop and the whole hierarchy of the Church, from any and every kind of legal and/or financial liability which may now or later arise as a result of any action(s), or failure(s) to act, on my own part or on the part of persons under my control or direction.
[Disclaimer of liability]
. . . I agree that I will be solely and personally liable for any failure to do so and that any future failures in these regards are not, and cannot be considered to be, the responsibility of any OCCNA Bishops, councils, trustees, officers, nor of any OCCNA incorporated or unincorporated bodies, nor of my local Bishop, nor of any hierarch of the Church, in any entity of the OCCNA . . .
--->From http://www.occna.com/md/vocations/vowforms.html [Last Modified: Sunday, January 10, 1999]
[All forms are nearly identical with oaths of obedience and "stability"]
PROMISE OF A POSTULANT CANON.
PROFESSION OF THE NOVICE CANON'S VOW.
A CANON'S PROFESSION OF PERPETUAL VOWS.
THE RENEWAL OF A CANON'S PERPETUAL VOWS. [perpetuity is not renewable]
PROMISE OF A MONASTIC POSTULANT.
PROFESSION OF THE NOVICE MONASTIC VOWS.
PROFESSION OF PERPETUAL MONASTIC VOWS.
THE RENEWAL OF PERPETUAL MONASTIC VOWS. [perpetuity is not renewable]
PROFESSION OF THE NOVICE LAY RELIGIOUS VOW.
PROFESSION OF PERPETUAL LAY RELIGIOUS VOWS.
THE RENEWAL OF PERPETUAL LAY RELIGIOUS VOWS. [perpetuity is not renewable]