Under canon law, a rectorate means that in a church, that is not also a parish church, a priest is responsible for the celebration of services (liturgy of the hours and masses) on Sundays and holidays. In addition, he is also responsible for the celebration of the sacraments (such as baptism, confirmation, reconciliation or marriage) and sacramentals (such as blessings or funerals).
The rectorate of St. George's Cathedral is primarily open to the soldiers and civilian employees of the military academy and their relatives, from the youngest recruit to the oldest non-commissioned officer, officer or retired civilian employee, all can make use of the pastoral opportunities of St. George's Cathedral for themselves and their families.
In cooperation with the civilian Neukloster parish, the rectorate of St. George's Cathedral can also enable non-army personnel to celebrate religious services such as baptisms or weddings, if there are no military reasons for not doing so.
In addition to the official services, St. George's Cathedral is also used for celebrations during the academic year (opening of semesters, mustering out, etc.), for devotions and concerts. This is also coordinated through the Rector's Office.