Saturday, June 6, 2009

Quite a Ceremony

If you have never been to an ordination, it really is a special event. I was photographic witness to Father Matt and Father Chris' ordinations this morning at St Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. It was a proverbial "big deal", not just for the young men who became priests this morning, but also for the entire diocese. There were two bishops, the Knights of Columbus, and dozens of priests not only from NH but as far away as Chicago. Here are some of the shots I got this morning (look in tomorrow's Union Leader, too.)

The candidates.

Lying prostrate.

The laying on of hands.

Putting on of the vestments.

Performing their first blessings (of the two bishops).

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