Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments

Book Resources: Chapter 8: Ordination of Bishop-elect John O. Barres Part 1


Ordination of Bishop-elect John O. Barres Parts 1 & 2

Part 1: A portion of the ordination of Bishop John O. Barres of the Diocese of Allentown, PA. Video includes commentary.

>>Watch part 2.

Film Focus Point: Total running time 8:11 Includes the laying on of hands, prayer of consecration, and the anointing with chrism.

Text Focus Point: Pages 218-219

Discussion Questions

  1. What similarities are there between the ordination of a priest or deacon and that of a bishop? What differences are there?

  2. What is the significance of the laying of hands? How is this different from the laying on of hands in priestly or diaconate ordination?

  3. Why does more than one bishop lay hands on the bishop-elect?

  4. What is the meaning of each of the key symbols the new bishop receives?

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