Schedule CRP facilities for all faith groups which are included in the
Command Religious Program (CRP).
Prepare CRP facilities to accommodate the needs of all faith groups
included in the Command Religious Program.
A willingness on the part of the Religious Program Specialist to facilitate
the worship of every group of the chapel community is a vital aspect of every
Command Religious Program if the religious requirements and practices of
these groups are to be met.
INFORMATION CONCERNING RELIGIOUS REQUIREMENTS
AND PRACTICES.Information concerning the religious requirements
and practices of non-Judeo and non-Christian faith groups should be
available in the ecclesiastical reference library for reference by the command
chaplains and RPs. When available, Department of the Army pamphlets,
Religious Requirements and Practices, Nos. 165-13 and 165-13-1, may be
used. Standard civilian reference texts and materials may also be used. An-
swers to the following questions may be of use to your command chaplain:
What are the worship requirements for members of the religious
Are members required to participate in group worship or can they
fulfill their religious obligations by individual worship?
Must worship services for the group be conducted by ordained clergy
or may layleaders conduct worship services?
What equipment or supplies are required for worship services?
What are the dietary laws or restrictions, if any, of this group?
Are there any special religious holidays which are observed? What are
they and what is their significance? Are the members expected to refrain
from work on any of these days? Are the members supposed to attend
worship services on these days?
What about funeral and burial requirements? Is there a requirement
for a member of the clergy or other official of the group to be present when
death is imminent or sudden?
Is an autopsy permitted? (This is very important for hospital
Is cremation allowed? Is it required?
Are members of the group required to wear any distinctive clothing or
insignia which would conflict with military regulations?
What is the teaching of the group regarding serving in the military in
general and bearing arms in particular?