Monday, March 21, 2011

Episcopal Consecration in Tarazona, Spain

This Saturday, 19th of March, Feast of St. Joseph, the new bishop of the Spanish diocese of Tarazona, Msgr. Eusebio Hernández Sola, OAR, was consecrated in the church of the former Cistercian abbey of Veruela. Principal consecrator was Msgr. Manuel Monteiro de Castro, Secretary of the Congregation for Bishops and former Nuncio of His Holiness in Spain; co-consecrators were Msgr. Renzo Fratini, current Nuncio of His Holiness in Spain, and His Eminence Francisco Cardenal Álvarez, Archbishop emeritus de Toledo.

As you can see, the "Benedictine" altar arrangement was used. Both consecrand and consecrator made use of the pontifical dalmatic, which is actually called for by the liturgical books of the Ordinary Form but regrettably not always observed. Also, note the dalmatics of the deacons in the traditional Spanish cut with their collarines.

Source: Diocese of Tarazona.

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