Religious Question

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  1. tsearcy

    tsearcy Member

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    I was wondering whether cadets are allowed to leave(freshman year) on Sunday morning and evening to attend church services. I know that the Academy has some different services on campus, however I am a non-denominational Christian looking to attend a congregation in the surrounding area. Do you think they would be ok with this as long as I left and came right back. I had heard Mormons (which I am not) could leave. Thanks for any replies.
     
  2. MakeItHappen

    MakeItHappen Member

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    Short answer: Morning yes; evening no. :angel:
     
  3. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    btw, the USNA Chapel is home to a COMMUNITY non-denominational congregation pastored by USNA chaplains.
     
  4. tsearcy

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    Gotcha. Thanks
     
  5. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Company Officers and Senior Enlisted Leaders are delegated authority to authorize 3/C and 4/C MIDN to attend religious services (off yard), as well as missing Sunday evening formations.

    "Liberty by a third-class or Plebe to attend religious services at a house of worship located within the tri-city metropolitan area. Liberty is valid only for the time necessary to go directly to and from the house of worship and for the worship service itself." -- COMDTMIDNINST 5400.6L / MIDREGS

    So, yes, it is possible....but I would expect that you must have a some-what legitimate reason to go off the yard (i.e. something that USNA Chaplains/ministry cannot provide).
     

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