Monday, 29 December 2014

Priestly Ordinations 2014 : 15

Each year, the Saint Bede Studio has the privilege of preparing sacred vestments for Ordinands. Happily, this year has been no exception : indeed the number of requests for such vestments has been more than double previous years.

This post concerns Father Paul Buchanan, of the Diocese of Charlotte (North Carolina) USA, who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by the Most Rev'd Peter Jugis in the church of Saint Mark, Huntersville on 28th June.

Father Buchanan commissioned red vestments for the celebration of his First Holy Mass on 29th June. The chasuble was a modification of the chasuble of S' Thomas Becket (preserved at Sens Cathedral), without attempting to be an exact replica of it. Posts describing Saint Thomas' chasuble can be viewed here and here.

The vestments are made from an English silk damask, which is fully lined in blue taffeta. A narrow braid, designed by the Studio in an early mediaeval style, was used to ornament the vestments in the distinctive manner.

Please pray for Father Buchanan and for all newly-ordained priests.

Please click on the images for an enlarged view.


Father Buchanan pictured after his First Holy Mass.

Father Buchanan (at right) concelebrating with the Bishop at the
Ordination Mass.

Father Buchanan giving his Priestly Blessing to his Bishop.
Note that the vestments being worn in these two photographs
were not made by the Saint Bede Studio.