Ordination of Sub-deacons

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 Sub-deacons

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Description: This engraving illustrates ordination to the first of the three major orders: the sub-diaconate, the fifth of seven ordinations culminating in full priesthood. Seated on his throne is the bishop who, with his attendants, is holding out the vessels used during Mass to each ordainee. One ordainee kneels and holds in his arms the tunic that is the particular vestment of the sub-diaconate. After this ordination, the sub-deacon is permitted to read the Epistle during the celebration of the Mass.

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