Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Anaphora

The ordination over, the liturgy now resumes where it left off. In the photo above, Fr. Joseph and I are exchanging the kiss of peace. In the photo below, the presbyters waive the aer during the Creed as the bishop prays, preparing to offer the gifts.

After the consecration of the Eucharist, the bishop hands it to the newly ordained presbyter, saying: "Receive this Divine Trust, and guard it until the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, at which time He will demand It from you." The new priest then stands at the west side of the altar and holds the Eucharist (see above) until called again by the bishop.

Finally, you see in this bottom photo the bishop giving the dismissal at the end of the liturgy.

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