When does membership in the order terminate?

A person's membership in the Order ends:

A) upon the death of the person

B) when the bishop accepts the person's written resignation from the Order or;

C) when the bishop finds it necessary to terminate the person's appointment to the Order; and

D) upon termination of membership in the Order, as noted in B) or C) above, the regalia of the Order shall be returned to the bishop. In the case of A) above, the insignia may be retained by the family. Such retention does not grant permission for another to wear the insignia.

[Canon 10 amended, 100th Synod, 2021]