Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Ordination of Stephen Hill

On Saturday 3rd May (the Feast of the Holy Apostles Philip and James) Stephen Hill was ordained to the priesthood at St Stephen's Coomera, south of Brisbane.

The preacher at the ordination was Father Andrew Kinmont. You can read his homily HERE.

Some photos:

The entrance procession. Acolyte John Badgery is in the foreground.

Deacon Stephen undergoes examination by the bishop,
using the form given in the Book of Common Prayer.

Brother Stephen lies prostrate for the Litany of the Saints.

"Receive the Holy Ghost for the Office and Work of a priest in the Church of God." The other priests join in the laying on of hands.

Father Tony Iball and Father Andrew Kinmont vest Father Stephen in his chasuble.

Father Stephen's hands are anointed.

Father Stephen is handed a Chalice and Paten.

Father Stephen is handed a Bible.

The Offertory of the Mass. The new priest, Father Stephen,
as well as Patmos House Assistant Priest, Father Tony Iball,
concelebrate with the Bishop. 
Thurifer, Neville Rohrlach is in the foreground.

The Blessing at the end of Mass.

After the Ordination Mass, Patmos House parishioner and artist, Glen Mahoney, presents Father Stephen with a painting he finished at 3.00 a.m. that same morning!


The Rev'd Canon Scott E. Kingsbury said...

What a wonderful day that must have been! So sorry we could not be there for the festivities - wut it would have been one heck of a drive!!! The photos of the big day are just great! We shall keep Fr. Stephen Hill in our prayers and Mass intentions today and in our cycle of prayer!

Axios!! Axios!! Axios!!

Canon Kingsbury and the Mission of St. Barnabas the Apostle (ACA/TAC) - Sun Valley, California

Anonymous said...

Blessings of the day + David,
I concur with Father Scott. Am uholding Fr.Stephen in my prayers.

Yours in Christ,
The Reverend Deacon Ed Bakker.SSM

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