Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Priestly Ordinations 2017 : 3

Father Robert Whitney
Father Whitney with altar servers following his
First Holy Mass

Image: Ron Nicholl
Each year, the Saint Bede Studio has the privilege of preparing sacred vestments for priestly Ordinands. Happily, this year has been no exception.

In this post, we are pleased to draw attention to the ordination of Father Robert Whitney of the Archdiocese of Anchorage (Alaska USA).  Father Whitney was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in the Co-Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe on 23rd June by the Most Rev'd Paul Etienne, Archbishop of Anchorage.

Father Whitney commissioned a set of Marian vestments from the Studio in the Gothic Revival style.

The vestments were made from an ecclesiastical brocade in a shade of ivory and ornamented with a braid of blue and gold, especially designed and made for the Saint Bede Studio and based on the work of AWN Pugin.  The vestments were lined in blue taffeta.

Father Whitney
Father Whitney incensing the offerings during his
First Holy Mass.

Image: Ron Nicholl

We are pleased to include here some photographs of the First Holy Mass of Father Whitney in the Cathedral of the Holy Family, Anchorage, taken by Ron Nicholl.

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

Father Whitney
Father Whitney with fellow priests
of the 
Archdiocese of Anchorage.
Image: Ron Nicholl

Father Whitney
Father Whitney blessing altar servers
after his First Holy Mass.
Image: Ron Nicholl