Holy Cross Seminary
  Ordinations to the Priesthood: 15 December 2016

The procession sets out from the seminary building, heading to the tent. Fr Benjamin Campbell was subdeacon crossbearer for the ceremony. The three ordinands attend to the ordination Mass. Fr Michael Delsorte, subdeacon of the Mass, sings the Epistle. His Lordship Bp Tissier de Mallerais pronounces his exhortation to the ordinands. After the sermon, the candles of the ordinands are lit as they stand in readiness to approach the altar. The Bishop pronounces an admonition from the Pontifical as the ordinands attend to his words. The three deacons prostrate themselves for the Litany of the Saints. Erik Ladner of Texas is ordained a priest. The priests in attendance at the ordination Mass imposes hands on the three newly ordained. Fr Anthony McNamara of Australia is invested with the chasuble. The three new priests, now wearing bound up chasubles, attend to the words of the Bishop. Bp Tissier de Mallerais anoints Fr Anthony McNamaras hands with the oil of the catechumens. After the anointing, Fr Nicholas Stamos of Kansas has his hands bound with the manutergium. The three new priests, with their hands bound, await the ceremony of the touching of the instruments of the Mass. Fr Anthony McNamara touches chalice and paten with host at the same time that the Bishop touches his hands and pronounces a prayer. Fr Nicholas Stamos does the same. The three ordinands receive Holy Communion consecrated at the Mass which they are concelebrating. After receiving Communion, the ordinands drink from a chalice containing wine. At the end of Mass, the Bishop unbinds the chasubles of the new priests, reciting prayers from the Pontifical. From the Offertory until the end of Mass, the newly ordained priests celebrated Mass with the Bishop, an assistant priest at their side. Bishop Tissier blesses the faithful as he exits the ordination tent. A plywood walking path had to be placed across the seminary driveway in order to protect shoes and vestments from mud and moisture. This group photo after the ceremony captures the joy of the body of clergy in attendance. A closer view of the newly ordained Fr Anthony McNamara bestows his first blessing as a priest on his father. Fr Nicholas Stamos, in turn, blesses his father. Mrs Eliza Ladner kisses the anointed hands of her newly ordained son. Fr Nicholas Stamos with five of the six SSPX Sisters stationed in Sydney The Sisters beautifully prepared the Seminary refectory for the celebratory banquet. The Stamos family is all smiles at the beginning of the meal.



Holy Cross Seminary, Goulburn, Australia