Concerning the Service

When a bishop is to confer Holy Orders, at least two presbyters must
be present.

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.

After receiving Holy Communion, the new deacon assists in the
distribution of the Sacrament, ministering either the Bread or the Wine,
or both.

The family of the newly ordained may receive Communion before other
members of the congregation. Opportunity is always given to the people
to communicate.

Additional Directions are on page 552.

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