Concerning the Service
When a bishop is to confer Holy Orders, at least two presbyters must be
From the beginning of the service until the Offertory, the bishop presides
from a chair placed close to the people, and facing them, so that all may
see and hear what is done.
The ordinand is to be vested in surplice or alb, without stole, tippet, or
other vesture distinctive of ecclesiastical or academic or order.
When the ordinand is presented, his full name (designated by the symbol
N.N.) is used. Thereafter, it is appropriate to refer to him only by the
Christian name by which he wishes to be known.
At the Offertory, it is appropriate that the bread and wine be brought to
the Altar by the family and friends of the newly ordained.
At the Great Thanksgiving, the new priest and other priests stand at the
Altar with the bishop, as associates and fellow ministers of the
Sacrament, and communicate with the bishop.
The family of the newly ordained may receive Communion before other
members of the congregation. Opportunity is always given to the people
Additional Directions are on page 552.
524 Ordination: Priest