How to Become a Priest on the Internet

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How to Become a Priest on the Internet
Priests perform marriages and other ceremonies. (Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images)

You don't need to spend years studying in the seminary to become a priest. Multiple websites allow you to become legally ordained as a priest by simply filling out an online form. Becoming an ordained priest may grant you the rights to perform marriages, funerals and other religious rites in your state. Become a priest online quickly and easily with a few clicks of the mouse.

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    Register to become an ordained priest with the Universal Life Church ( Click "Get Ordained" on the home page. Complete the online form including your name, address and e-mail. You will receive an e-mail confirming your ordination within 10 minutes of submitting the form.

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    Become an ordained Spiritual Humanist priest at Select the link labelled "Be Ordained." Choose a username and complete the ordination form with your address, name and e-mail. Submit the form to become an ordained minister.

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    Sign up as a registered Dudeist priest at According to TimeOut New York, the Church of Latter Day Dudes is a legally recognised church whose priests can preside over wedding ceremonies. Click on the "Ordination" link. Fill out the ordination form with your full name, birth date and e-mail address. You can include your address, but it is optional. You will receive an e-mail and your ordination certificate shortly thereafter.

Tips and warnings

  • Check with your state officials to see which ceremonies you can officiate as a minister.

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