Br Oliver is made an Acolyte
At the High Mass on Sunday, the Solemnity of All Saints, Br Oliver was instituted as an Acolyte. The acolytate is one of the 'ministries', formerly called 'minor orders', on the way to the priesthood. Anciently, the acolyte carried candles and tapers for the liturgy, and took a fragment of the Pope's Host to Masses elsewhere in the City of Rome. This state is one that reminds us of the holiness of the liturgy therefore.
The candidate is called forward:
He is blessed:
He is handed the ciborium, containing the bread which will be transformed into the Holy Eucharist, as a sign of his service of the altar:
He assists the Deacon in preparing the altar:
He washes the Celebrant's hands:
The elevation of the Chalice:
The Ecce Agnus Dei:
The recessional of the Mass:
Photographs by Hannah Chegwyn.