Ordination of Priests

Book Title: Sacrarvm caeremoniarvm sive Ritvvm ecclesiasticorvm S. Rom. ecclesiae. : libri tres

Author: Patrizi Piccolomini, Agostino, ca. 1435-1496

Image Title: Ordination of Priests

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Description: This engraving illustrates one aspect of ordination to the priesthood: the laying on of hands. The bishop stands and lays his hands on the head of each person being ordained in turn. The ordainee kneels and carries a chasuble, a priestly vestment, over one arm. The image is flanked by a border containing angels, or putti, suspended over the heads of soldiers.

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