about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve a parish in music ministry.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
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Category Archives: Ordination Rites
Before we get to the cake and punch reception, there is still the Eucharist to be celebrated, plus the concluding rites. LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST 36. The rite for the can celebration of Mass is followed with this change: 37. … Continue reading
The gospel book is taken away from above the new bishop’s head, then it is handed to him after anointing. 27. After the prayer of consecration, the deacons remove the Book of the Gospels which they have been holding above the … Continue reading
We’ll devote this whole post to the consecration prayer. Remember when we last left the bishop-elect, the Book of the Gospels was on his head, handled by two deacons. The prayer commences with an allusion to Saint Paul’s greeting in … Continue reading
Two important rituals precede the consecration prayer. After an invitation to pray, the bishop-elect lies prostrate during the litany of saints. We’ve spoken of the inclusion of appropriate saints for deacons, and I think we’ve touched on it for priests. … Continue reading
Let’s look carefully and the questions used to “examine” the bishop-elect, noting this is where we have first mention of the “successor of the apostle Peter”: EXAMINATION OF THE CANDIDATE 19. The bishop-elect then rises and stands in front of … Continue reading
The homily will give us many insights as to the Church’s notion of episcopal ministry. Notice how many times the pope is mentioned in comparison to the college of bishops and other theological realities. 18. Then the principal consecrator, while … Continue reading
After the gospel, as in the other ordination rites, the candidate is presented before the homily: 16. One of the priests addresses the principal consecrator: Most Reverend Father, the church of N. asks you to ordain this priest, N., for … Continue reading