Thursday, 4 January 2018

Priestly Ordinations 2017 : 5

Figure 1.
Father Elson pictured with his bishop
after Ordination.
Each year, the Saint Bede Studio has the privilege of preparing sacred vestments for priestly Ordinands. Happily, 2017 was no exception.

In this post, we are pleased to draw attention to the ordination of Father Richard Elson of Oscott College (UK).  Father Elson was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul on 9th December by the Bishop of Clifton, the Right Rev'd Declan Lang.

Father Elson commissioned a set of festal vestments from the Studio in the Gothic Revival style.

The vestments were made from an English ecclesiastical brocade in a shade of ivory and ornamented with a braid in colours of red, burgundy and straw-gold of the Studio's own design. The vestments were lined in muted yellow taffeta.

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

We are pleased to include in this post, photographs provided by Father Elson.  These and other photographs may be found at the Flickr website .

Click on the images for an enlarged view.

Figure 2.
Father Elson receives the sacred vessels
during the Rite of Ordination.

Figure 3.
Father Elson's hands are anointed during the Rite of Ordination.

Figure 4.
Father Elson during the Canon of the Mass.

Figure 5.
Father Elson gave his first priestly blessings to
the Faithful following the Ordination Mass.