And here’s the first snapshot of the former Anglicans, from their ordination on Thursday.
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UPDATE: Some details of the ordination, courtesy the Catholic Herald:
The private event was attended by approximately 50 people, family and guests of the deacons and the seminarians at Allen Hall.
After each receiving the book of the gospels, Deacon Newton prepared the altar, while Deacon Burnham and Deacon Broadhurst stood with Bishop Hopes to receive the gifts from their wives.
Before the end of the Mass, Bishop Hopes gave a thanksgiving for the wives of the three newly made deacons and there was a special blessing to aid them in their ministry with and to their husbands.
According to one eye-witness, it was a standard Roman Rite diaconate ceremony. The music for the main parts of the Mass was the Missa de Angelis sung by the Alan Hall Schola and it opened with Blessed John Henry Newman’s hymn, Firmly I believe.
The eyewitness said: “It was astonishing. The whole thing was handled with such sensitivity and generosity, especially the way in which Bishop Alan reached out to the wives of those being ordained. It was evident from the way it was done that the occasion was important for church, for them as individuals and their families and it was marked really well.”