Monday, 7 July 2008

Ordination DVD: a sequel?

Do you recognise this scene? At the end of a long day, the newly-ordained Bishop Campbell presided over Vespers for the feast of the Annunciation. About 300 people attended, including many who would have liked to have been at the ordination but were unable. DVDs of the ordination itself are selling well; Vespers was also recorded, and we hope to be able to make copies available to those who would like them.

The recording captures some historic moments: here Bishop Campbell enters the Cathedral for the first time as a Bishop...

...preceded by the servers, Cathedral Chapter and Bishop O'Donoghue. These images are taken from the video itself. Images captured from video recordings never look as good as the video or as proper still photos, but at least these snaps give a sense of how the video appears.

Also recorded is Bishop Campbell's first homily as our coadjutor. He spoke about the ordination day and its meaning for the Diocese, linking the day's events with the feast of the Annunciation and the Easter season. It is wonderful to have a record of these first words.

At the end of Vespers the Te Deum was sung and Bishop Campbell walked through the Cathedral, blessing those present. Now we need your help! If we made copies of the DVD widely available, we would probably need to charge something similar to the cost of the ordination DVD (£10). If you would be interested in obtaining a copy (or copies) please let us know. If there is enough interest we will certainly do so, and the Blog will announce details if and when we decide to go ahead. Contact details for the Cathedral can be found here.