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Sunday, April 06, 2014

Ordination to the Diaconate

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.
Deo Gratias!

 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


Indelible Inkstain said...

What wonderful news! Warmest congratulations to Rev. Br. Jean Marie and congratulations to all you Brothers and Fathers.

Konstantin said...

I'm very happy for you all. May God bless Br. Jean and make him a holy priest.

umblepie said...

Many congratulations Brother Jean Marie. Best wishes and prayers for the future.
Brian and Margaret.

benedict said...

My warmest and heartfelt felicitations to you Rev Br Jean Marie on your ordination to the diaconate.

May Our Blessed Mother of God, all the Angels and Saints watch over, bless and strengthen you as you take another step towards the sacred priesthood.

John C S said...

Wonderful news! May God richly bless and watch over you. Deo Gratias

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