Ordination of 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 Deacons

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Description: This engraving illustrates ordination to the second of the three major orders: the diaconate, the sixth of seven ordinations culminating in full priesthood. Seated on his throne and with attendant priests at his side, the bishop offers a Gospel book to the ordainees kneeling before him. Each deacon is wearing his characteristic vestment called the dalmatic. After this ordination, the deacon is permitted to read the Gospel during the celebration of the Mass.

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