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. The assisting priests return to their places, but one of them arranges the stole of the newly ordained as it is worn by priests and vests him in a chasuble.

Chrism is used on the individual for the first time since Confirmation:


24. Next the bishop receives a linen gremial and anoints with chrism the palms of the new priest as he kneels before him. The bishop says:

The Father anointed our Lord Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.

May Jesus preserve you to sanctify the Christian people and to offer sacrifice to God.

Meanwhile the music ministry leads the assembly in song. First choice is a hymn, second is Psalm 110, and third is another “appropriate song.”

25. While the new priest is being vested in stole and chasuble and the bishop is anointing his hands, the hymn Veni, Creator Spiritus or the following antiphon may be sung with Psalm 110.

Christ the Lord, a priest for ever in the line of Melchizedek, offered bread and wine.

The antiphon is repeated after every two verses. Glory to the Father is not said. The psalm is interrupted and the antiphon repeated when the hands of the priest have been anointed.

Any other appropriate song may be sung.

Then the bishop and the new priest wash their hands.

Any comments?


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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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1 Response to Ordination Rites: Ordination of a Priest 23-25

  1. FrMichael says:

    Like most of my classmates, I didn’t use the lemon when washing my hands: wanted the feel and smell of the chrism to remain.

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