Thursday, 18 September 2014

Priestly Ordinations 2014 : 9

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 Christopher Barkhausen, of the Diocese of Paterson (New Jersey, USA), who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by the Most Rev'd Arthur Serratelli in the Church of Saint Philip the Apostle, Clifton (USA) on 24th May.

Father Barkhausen commissioned vestments made in the Borromeon form for his First Holy Mass. The chasuble (shewn in adjacent photographs) was made from a beautiful silk damask in muted gold and was ornamented with a damask in the colours of burgundy and gold, outlined with narrow braids, in the Roman style. The vestments were lined in burgundy taffeta.  This design we have named Saint Bartholomew.

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

Please click on the images for an enlarged view.


Father Barkhausen offering his First Holy Mass
Image kindly supplied by Father Barkhausen.