Westminster Cathedral
29th September 2009
The Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels
 


The Episcopal Ordination 

 Archbishop Kevin's Homily

Bishop Richard's Address
 

 

 

Photographs of the Episcopal Ordination

Photo credits: Catholic Church of England and Wales and Bishopric of the Forces


Bishop-elect Richard vests for the Mass


Bishop-elect Richard with his assisting priests
Father John Lavery and Father Gerald Flood


Group photo in the sacristy of Westminster Cathedral before Mass


Archbishop Kevin with Bishop-elect Richard before Mass


Bishop-elect Richard listens to Archbishop Kevin's homily


Archbishop Kevin's examination of Bishop-elect Richard


Prostration during the Litany


Prostration during the Litany


Archbishop Kevin lays hands on Bishop-elect Richard


All bishops present lay hands on Bishop-elect Richard


Archbishop Vincent Nichols lays hands on Bishop-elect Richard


Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muņoz lays hands on Bishop-elect Richard


The open Book of the Gospels is placed on the head of Bishop-elect Richard


The Prayer of Consecration


Archbishop Kevin prepares to anoint the head of the new bishop


Archbishop Kevin presents the new bishop with the Book of the Gospels


Members of the Forces bring forward Bishop Richard's ring, mitre and crozier


Archbishop Kevin places the mitre on Bishop Richard


Bishop Richard having just received his crozier from Bishop Thomas Burns


The Sign of Peace


Bishop Richard at his seat with Archbishop Michael and Bishop Thomas Burns


Bishop Richard addresses the congregation


Bishop Richard addresses the congregation


Bishop Richard addresses the congregation


Bishop Richard addresses the congregation


The Recessional Procession


Bishop Richard blesses the congregation as he leaves the Cathedral


Bishop Richard is applauded in the sacristy after Mass


Bishop Richard with his predecessors as Bishop of the Forces
Bishop Thomas Burns and Bishop Francis Walmsley


Archbishop Kevin with Bishop Richard and Bishop Thomas Burns


Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muņoz with Bishop Richard


Bishop Richard with Bishop Thomas Burns


Archbishop Kevin with Bishop Richard


Bishop Richard with the principal Roman Catholic chaplains


Bishop Richard with his assisting priests
Father Gerald Flood and
Father John Lavery

 

 


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