Weekly Vocations Message
The Rite of Ordination occurs within the context of Holy Mass. The candidates promise to perform the duties of the Priesthood and to respect and obey their bishop. Then the candidates lie prostrate, while the faithful kneel and pray for the help of the saints singing the Litany of the Saints.
The essential part of the rite is when the bishop silently lays his hands upon each candidate offering the consecratory prayer. The newly ordained is vested with the stole and chasuble. Then the bishop anoints his hands with chrism before presenting him with the chalice and paten which he will use when presiding at the Eucharist. Following this, the gifts of bread and wine are brought forward and given to the new priests. All priests present, concelebrate the Eucharist with the newly ordained taking the place of honor at the right of the bishop. (EWTN)
The rite of Ordination to Priesthood has a great deal of symbolism, tradition and ritual. Here are two videos about what happens during a Priest Ordination:
What happens at an Ordination to the Roman Catholic Priesthood: Vocation director explains the ceremony
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv2AvMT46kg
Busted Halo: Sacraments 101 - Holy Orders
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q904xIwxnSc
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