On Saturday 5th April, 2014, Rev. Br. Jean Marie, F.SS.R., was ordained to the Diaconate by his Lordship Basil Meeking, D.D., Bishop Emeritus of Christchurch at St Teresa's Church, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand.
The ordinandus along with the servers, sacred ministers and the Bishop process into the church.
Prayers at the foot of the altar
The Bishop sings the collect at the Faldstool during the Solemn Pontifical Mass
The Ordinandus, Rev. Br. Jean Marie, F.SS.R lies prostrate on the floor during the Litany of the Saints.
Omnes Sancti et Sanctae Dei, Intercedite pro nobis!
The moment of ordination: The Bishop silently lays his hand on the head of the Ordinandus, and then holding his right hand extended he pronounces the form of the Sacrament:
"Send forth upon him we beseech Thee O Lord, the Holy Ghost, by whom he may be strengthened with the gift of Thy sevenfold grace for the faithful performance of Thy ministry."
The new Deacon is invested with the stole and Dalmatic and receives the power to read the Gospel
The new Deacon sings the Gospel for the first time
The Torchbearers stand guard before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament
The Bishop along with the newly ordained Deacon, Sacred Ministers, and servers after the Pontifical Solemn High Mass