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History of Chaplaincy

According to the Life of St. Martin of Tours by Sulpitius Severus, while still a Roman soldier Martin encountered a shivering beggar on a cold winter night and gave him half of his cloak. Shortly after that Jesus appeared to Martin and with the half of his cloak and said, "Martin…clothed me with this robe," reminding him of Mt. 25:40: "The King will reply, `I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’ " Later Martin completely committed his life to Christ and devoted his life to the church. His cloak came to symbolize care and compassion for those in need. The strength and conviction of his compassion was so great, that kings carried the cloak into battle, accompanied by priests who tended to the king’s religious needs.

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Prospective Chaplains

To become a chaplain is a high ministry calling. The Church of God Chaplains Commission is committed to training and certifying men and women who respond to that call. But we are…

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Weekly Update 4/9/2010
Choice Christian Greetings!
Some years ago, I received a poorly written note from a young minister who stated, “I would like to become a chaplin.” Of course, you will note that it is not “chaplin,” but, “chaplain.” I wrote the young man back a simple message, “Learn to spell it, and we will make you one.” Of course, we all know the difference between a “Charlie Chaplin,” and a real “Chaplain.”
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