Rev. Michael Selasi Combey, a transitional deacon(ordained on April 15th this year into the clerical state of the ministerial priesthood ) who would, per the canonical dictates of Mother Church become a priest six months from now is one of Agnus-Dei Media’s blog contributors who feeds the blog with apt teachings of the church.
The cleric has taken Mother Church’s teachings to an apt level by providing up to the mark insights into some of the dictates to be shared across various social media platforms.
On Agnus-Dei Media, Rev. Combey has a good number of articles to his credit of which some of the links have been provided below.
The clerical state begins with the ordination to the transitional diaconate for those studying and preparing for the ministerial priesthood in the Catholic Church. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1569-1570).
Rev. Selasi Combey started his journey to the priesthood when he completed his Basic Education Certicate Examination (B.E.C.E) in 2006. He entered St. Paul’s Minor Seminary in Hatsukope Denu for a Pre-SHS Program for a year and a four year study in General Science in St. Paul’s Senior High School.
He completed in 2011 and proceeded to St. Mary’s Senior High School and Minor Seminary, Lolobi.
He also offered a program in Pre-Philosophy for a year and gained admission into St. Paul’s Catholic Seminary, Accra Sowutuom.
In St. Paul’s Catholic Seminary (Philosophicum), he offered a one year program of Spirituality called the Spiritual Year.
Rev. Selasi after the Spiritual Year program took a three year program in Philosophy, Religion and Sociology which was completed in 2016. He gained admission into the Theologicum of St. Peter’s Regional Seminary Pedu, Cape Coast in 2016 where he offered and is still offering courses in Theology, Sociology, and Religion.
As part of the seminary formation, he worked outside the seminary for a year (2019-2020) which is the pastoral stage of formation. After, the one year pastoral experience, he comes back to the seminary for a year to complete the formation process.
The ordination to the diaconate order marks the formation of the seminarian into the clerical state. This state comes with obligations and duties which the cleric pledges to observe. Major of these obligations are praying the Liturgy of the Hours (priests and deacons aspiring to the presbyterate are obliged to carry out the liturgy of the hours daily according to the proper and approved liturgical books – c. 276 § 2 3°) and observing the Evangelical Counsels of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience.
Being ordained into the Diaconate order, it is a major step in his formation process. In a matter of some months (canonically six months), he will be ordained a Catholic priest. Rev. Selasi blogs with Agnus-Dei Media and other well known platforms in Ghana. He is also a Contributor for the Catholic Messenger writing on “Are the Sacraments in the Bible”?
DAY OF ORDINATION
On Thursday, April 15th, he was ordained together with four other candidates by the Bishop of Keta-Akatsi Diocese, Most Rev. Gabriel Edoe Kumordjie, SVD at the Pastoral Center, Akatsi-Torve.
The other four candidates were Rev. Lambert Kwashie Adzah from S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Aflao, Rev. Godsway Alato from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Ave-Dakpa, Rev. Pascal Innocent Selormey from, St. Michael Co-Cathedral Church, Keta and Rev. Raphael Etornam Vedenku from S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Aflao.
Source: Agnus-Dei Media