A Liturgy For Episcopal Ordination

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The following liturgy for the ordination of a priest is taken from the 1979 revision of The Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church (USA).

Concerning the Service

When a bishop is to confer Holy Orders, at least two presbyters must be present.

From the beginning of the service until the offertory, the bishop presides from a chair placed close to the people, and facing them, so that all may see and hear what is done.

The ordinand is to be vested in surplice or alb, without stole,...


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