Ordination of a Porter

Book Title: Pontificale Romanum ad omnes pontificias ceremonias, quibus nunc utitur sacrosancta Romana ecclesia, accommodatum. Nonnullis insuper, que in antea impressis non habentur accuratissime auctum .Ac in tres partes distinctum. : quarum prima personarum, secunda rerum consecrationes, et benedictiones continet : tertia vero quedam ecclesiastica officia, et alia multa comprehendit, que in sequenti tabula, versa pagina monstrantur. Nuper summa diligentia reuisum, emendatum, & impressum

Author: Catholic Church

Image Title: Ordination of a Porter

Description: This engraving illustrates ordination to the minor order of porter or doorkeeper, the first of seven ordinations culminating in full priesthood. The bishop gives a large key to the candidate for ordination, who kneels before him.

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