Thursday, 3 April 2008

Ordination: The New Bishop's Blessing

Another selection of photos tomorrow, but for today, a brief reminder of an important moment at the end of the ordination. The rite for the ordination of a bishop states that the new bishop walks around the congregation, offering them his blessing, while the Te Deum - a great hymn of thanksgiving - is sung. Bishop Michael did a full tour of the Cathedral, blessing the people and clergy, and giving everyone the chance to see the new bishop close-up!