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Thursday, February 14, 2019

A solemn and moving ceremony for the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer


On February 9th, 2019, 
Brothers Martin Mary, F.SS.R. and Peter Mary F.SS.R.
were ordained to the Subdiaconate 
in the Saint Peter and Paul Chapel 
Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, in Denton, Nebraska. 

The ordaining prelate was 
the Most Reverend Bishop Robert W. Finn, D.D. 

There were seven ordained for the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter. 

The Rector Major, Father Michael Mary, was present 
for the Congregation of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer.

Brother Martin Mary, F.SS.R. and Brother Peter Mary, F.SS.R.
during the procession into the chapel.

Accedant omnes qui ordinandi sunt ad Subdiaconatum.
Let all who are to be ordained to the Subdiaconate come forward.

The Bishop's Address:
"Filii dilectissimi, ad sacrum Subdiaconatus Ordinem promovendi...
Beloved sons, you are about to be promoted to the Sacred Order of Subdiaconate, you must consider carefully what is the office that you seek today. So far, you are free and if you wish you can go back to a secular manner of living; should you receive this order, you will not be free to change your mind; you will have to be unceasingly at the service of God. Yet to serve Him is to reign. With His help, you will have to keep chastity and to be always faithful in the service of the Church. 

So as there is time, think about it and 
if you wish to persevere in your resolution 
(si in sancto proposito perseverare placet)
in the name of God, come forward."

Those to be ordained Subdeacons take a step forward
signifying their willingness and desire to receive the order.
They step forward.

All to be ordained prostrate themselves
while the bishop kneels
and the solemn Litany of the Saints is chanted.

 Kyrie eleison.   Kyrie eleison.
Christe eleison.   Christe eleison.
Kyrie eleison.   Kyrie eleison.
Christe, audi nos.   Christe, audi nos.
Christe, exaudi nos.   Christe, exaudi nos.

Sancta Maria, ora pro nobis.
Sancta Dei Genetrix, ora pro nobis.
Sancta Virgo virginum, ora pro nobis.

 Tradition of the Instruments.
The Bishop passes into their hands an empty chalice and a paten saying;
VIDETE CUIUS MINISTERIUM VOBIS TRADITUR;
IDEO VOS ADMONEO, UT ITA VOS EXHIBEATIS,
UT DEO PLACERE POSSITIS...
 SEE WHAT MINISTRY IS PUT INTO YOUR HANDS;
I WARN YOU TO LEAD A LIFE BY WHICH
YOU MIGHT PLEASE GOD.


Brother Martin Mary, F.SS.R. knelt before the bishop:
Reception of the Amice.
Accipe amictum... Receive the amice, 
by which the watch over one's voice is signified. 
In the name of the + Father and of the + Son and of the Holy + Ghost.
Amen.
Reception of the Maniple.
 Accipe manipulum... Receive the maniple,
by which the fruits of good works are signified.
In the name of the + Father and of the + Son and of the Holy + Ghost.
Amen.

 Clothing in the Tunicle.
Tunica... May the Lord clothe thee with the tunic of joy
and with the vestments of joy.
In the name of the + Father and of the + Son and of the Holy + Ghost.
Amen.
 And so then did Brother Peter Mary, F.SS.R.
Reception of the Amice.
Accipe amictum... Receive the amice, 
by which the watch over one's voice is signified. 
In the name of the + Father and of the + Son and of the Holy + Ghost.
Amen.
 Reception of the Maniple.
 Accipe manipulum... Receive the maniple,
by which the fruits of good works are signified.
In the name of the + Father and of the + Son and of the Holy + Ghost.
Amen.

Clothing in the Tunicle.
Tunica... May the Lord clothe thee with the tunic of joy
and with the vestments of joy.
In the name of the + Father and of the + Son and of the Holy + Ghost.
Amen.
 Then the Bishop presented them with the Book of Epistles saying:
ACCIPE LIBRUM EPISTOLARUM, ET HABETE POTESTATEM LEGENDI EAS
IN ECCLESIA SANCTA DEI, TAM PRO VIVIS, QUAM PRO DEFUNCTIS.
IN NOMINE PA+TRIS ET FI+LII, ET SPIRITUS + SANCTI. AMEN.

RECEIVE THE BOOK OF EPISTLES AND HAVE THE POWER OF READING THEM
IN THE CHURCH OF GOD, BOTH FOR THE LIVING AND FOR THE DEAD.
IN THE NAME OF THE + FATHER AND OF THE + SON AND OF THE HOLY + GHOST. AMEN.
The Dismissal.
Recedant qui ordinati sunt Subdiaconi...
Let those who have been ordained Subdeacons
return to their places...
(With what sweet order 
the Church governs her ceremonies!) 
The Holy Mass continues.
We are at the time for the Epistle.
One of the newly ordained Subdeacons chants the Epistle.

Offering of Candles.
Wearing the mitre, the bishop takes his seat and receives the offerings
of the newly ordained subdeacons.
After the Agnus Dei
the bishop gives the kiss of peace to the ministers.
For the first time the newly ordained Subdeacons 
approach to kiss the altar and receive the Pax from the bishop.  

The recessional procession.
Father Ferguson & Father Michael Mary

Our Subdeacons.
Orkney sent them a friendly gust of wind that catches their tunicles.
The nine newly ordained Subdeacons with Bishop Finn.

At the end of a solemn and moving ceremony.
Our Hearty Congratulations to our Subdeacons
who will be ordained Deacons 
on 30 March, 2019.
Thanks be to God and to Mary ever Virgin!

2 comments:

umblepie said...


Congratulations to and prayers for Brother Martin and Brother Peter, on this very special day.
Brian and Margaret.

Suzanne Marshall said...

Oh how marvellous, Deo Gratis. Congratulations Brother's Martin and Peter, May God bless you both today and always.

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