I’ll begin putting up some images. Comments to follow.
Let it be said that I am grateful grateful grateful that they simply broadcast the live feed, without commentary over it!
Thank you EWTN. Thank you!
First, I don’t think Father should have his biretta on, though they are outside.
Very properly carrying their birettas. This is what I call "birettiquette".
They have their stoles, for the imposition of hands and also for reception of Communion.
It looks like one of the deacons of honor is a Monsignor, probably a Domestic Prelate.
Confiteor Deo Omnipotenti…
For Cardinals, the MC wears the paonazza colored cassock, even if he is not a Monsignor.
The Cardinal is incensed.
Not the prettiest cathedral I have ever seen, architecturally, but today, at this moment, it is the most beautiful place in the world.
Keep in mind who is doing this!
At the Holy Name…
You can bet these fellows are focused.
Notice they carry the vestments which will be put on them and also lighted candles, as they or their godparents did at baptism.
The Cardinal preaches.
It is determined if the candidates are worthy.
Then they are called by name.
This is, technically, the moment of vocation.
Until this moment, vocation is theoretical, perhaps felt and reasoned through, but not actualized.
They respond Adsum, "I am present", and come forward.
The rite begins.
The litany of saints is sung with many intercessions.
During the litany the ordinandi prostrate themselves on the floor before the altar.
The Holy Spirit is called down on the men as they are consecrated.
The Cardinal lays hands on them, according to Scripture and our apostolic tradition.
Then the priests who are present also impose hands on them.
The ordination prayer continues.
They bishop puts the chasuble on them, but the back is folded up until the end of the Mass.
Their stoles are shifted from the manner of a deacon, diagonally, to the manner of a priest.
You can see how the chasuble is gathered up in back.
A gremial, apron like cloth is put on the cardinal’s lap for the annointing of the new priest’s hands.
The prayer speaks of their ability to bless and consecrate, to handle holy things.
Their hands are bound with a tergimanium, with which they will clean their hands of the chrism.
Many priests keep theirs and are buried with them.
Our were taken away from us, alas.
In the traditio the priests receive a chalice with wine and the paten with a Host as the sign that they may consecrate the Eucharist.
Usually you get chrism off your hands with lemons and bread with water.
Time for the Gospel of the Mass.
My friend Fr. Bisig incenses the Evangelarium.
The schola cantorum.
A great shot.
The Offertory. Note the bugia… the candle near the missal stand.
Pax tecum. the newly ordained receive the pax from the Cardinal.
First, the kiss the altar. They place their hands on it to kiss it, they can do that now. Both the altar and their hands are annointed, consecrated, with chrism.
In a sense, kissing the altar shows the unity of the priest and the sacrifice. He, too, is priest and victim as well.
The newly ordained receive Communion from the Cardinal.
Sometime you must pray and wait for the end of something… like…
… the second Confiteor.
Ecce Agnus Dei.
Holy Communion. Priests wear their stoles when receiving.
Waiting for Holy Communion to be completed.
At the end, the new priests approach the bishop, who lays hands on them again in a sign that they have received the power to forgive sins.
I think this is a good shot, with that window in the background, Christ working through the priest who sanctifies the flock.
Their chasubles are let down in back.
The priests put their hands between those of the bishop and promise obedience.
This is a promise, not a "vow", as many people often say.
They give each other the sign of peace, in the Roman fashion.
Hats on… hats off… it happens often in this rite.
Kissing the altar before the final blessing.
The priests are admonished gravely to make sure they know how to celebrate Mass before they actually do so.
They are admonished to say three Mass for certain intentions.
They are asked to pray for the bishop who just ordained them.
This is still all in Latin, of course.
Finally, they all solemnly sing the Te Deum.
During the Te Deum they kneel at a certain point near the end.
And a final blessing from the bishop/Cardinal outside… rather than in the sacristy.