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Report from the Ordination

posted Jan 27, 2013, 8:29 AM by Rochester Ordinariate   [ updated Jan 28, 2013, 11:40 AM ]
Updated:  Repost from Fr. Cornelius's blog:

I am now a Roman Catholic Priest in the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter! Celebrated the Roman Mass on Sunday at 9pm in Cuba and the  CSP liturgy in Henrietta at 3pm Sunday!

Yahoo! God is good!

 Here are some sites with pictures and video of the great event!

Cleansing Fire and Utube

Yesterday's ordination of John Cornelius to the sacred priesthood was a joy-filled occasion.  It was an historic event for a number of reasons.  Yes, the news media was there in force, mainly interested in the fact the Fr. Cornelius is married and a father of three children (however, those of us from an Anglican background were not nearly as astonished as our fellow Catholics were).  We had in depth coverage from Buffalo and Rochester, even much further afield.  However, it was historic for a number of other reasons as well.  First, it was the first priestly ordination to ever take place in the Southern Tier.  Second, and most important from our point of view, is that a priest in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church is devoted to the celebration of the Anglican Use liturgy and the service of the Fellowship of St. Alban and the Ordinariate, as well as helping out the parishes in the Southern Tier, whose people are clearly devoted to him.  The service itself was beautiful and dignified.  Bishop Malone gave a beautiful sermon on the priesthood, and many of the area priests that had been working with Fr. Cornelius these past months were there to participate in the ordination and concelebrate the mass.  The church was full of people, and we had a wonderful reception dinner afterwards hosted by the parishes.  Fr. Cornelius was clearly overjoyed by the event, and we wish him our heartfelt congratulations.  Readers of this report will be pleased to learn that his acolytes gave him with a Biretta for an ordination present. 

Your webmaster has posted some photos of the event taken from his pew, but there are plenty more in the above links, as well as some video footage.  There will also be full video coverage that will be posted at a later time.  Now to prepare for today's first mass....