Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ordinations to the Diaconate in Gricigliano

Last Saturday, which in the calendar of the usus antiquior was the Feast of St. Benedict, one of the Patrons of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, Cardinal Franc Rodé, Prefect of the Congregation for the Religious, ordained six new deacons for said Institute at their mother house in Gricigliano near Florence, Italy. Here are some images of the the ceremony (thanks to a reader for the tip; see a full gallery here):

The Cardinal praying the preparatory prayers:

Processing into the chapel:

Prayers before Mass at the throne:

The Cardinal being vested:

Prayers at the foot of the altar (note the Cardinal's coat of arms on the vimpae of the ministers):

Litany of the Saints:

Imposition of the hand:

Vesting with stole...

...and dalmatic:

Handing over of the Gospel:

Offering of the candles:


Second Confiteor:

Last admonition of the newly ordained:

The Cardinal blessing the celebratory meal after Mass:

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