Category Archives: Ordination Rites

Ordination Rites: Ordination of a Bishop 11-15

Two sections on the liturgy of the word, where we read there are readings from the Mass of the day or from the special Mass for ordaining a bishop: 11. The liturgy of the word takes place according to the … Continue reading

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Ordination Rites: Ordination of a Bishop 6-10

Let’s finish up the introduction section to the rites for ordaining a bishop. First the vesting directions for the clergy: 6. The principal consecrator and the concelebrating bishops and priests wear the vestments required for Mass. The bishop-elect wears all … Continue reading

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Ordination Rites: Ordination of a Bishop 1-5

Recapping our examination of the Catholic ordination rites thus far, chapter I covered the admission to candidacy of deacons and priests. Chapter II diaconate ordination and III the ordination of a priest. We’ll skip chapter IV, which combines the ordination … Continue reading

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Ordination Rites: Ordination of a Priest 26-29

Wrapping up the ordination Mass, we find gifts prepared, then a sign of peace: PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS 26. The deacon assists the bishop in receiving the gifts of the people and he prepares the bread on the paten and … Continue reading

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Ordination Rites: Ordination of a Priest 23-25

Let’s continue the ordination Mass for a priest, okay? Some important rituals await. First up, the investiture with stole and then the chasuble: 23. After the prayer of consecration, the bishop, wearing his miter, sits, and the newly ordained stands. … Continue reading

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Ordination Rites: Ordination of a Priest 22

Ah! We get to the prayer of consecration. First the rubrics: 22. The candidate kneels before the bishop. With his hands extended over the candidate, the bishop sings the prayer of consecration or says it aloud: Come to our help, … Continue reading

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Ordination Rites: Ordination of a Priest 17-21

The next five sections of the rite get us up to the consecration prayer. After the promise of respect and obedience, let’s see what happens with the about-to-be-ordained priest: INVITATION TO PRAYER 17. Then all stand, and the bishop, without … Continue reading

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