Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP) Ordination in Virginia

On June 14, 2014, His Excellency James Conley, Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska, ordained Reverend Zachary Akers and Reverend Daniel Heenan at the church of St. John the Apostle in Leesburg, Virginia.  His Excellency Paul Loverde, Bishop of Arlington was in attendance along with many clergy of the Arlington Diocese and of the FSSP.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
The Knights of Columbus provided an honor guard.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
Prior to the Processional, clergy gathered outside St. John the Apostle Catholic Church.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
The Processional.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
The Knights of Columbus honor guard led the Processional.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
The Ordinandi process into the church.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
The Mass begins and the sacred Ministers prepare to ascend the altar steps.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
Bishop Conley incenses the altar

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
More than 30 clergy members from the Diocese of Arlington and from the FSSP were in attendance.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
Bishop Conley gives his sermon.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
The candidates, Rev. Zachary Akers, FSSP (left) and Rev. Daniel Heenan, FSSP present themselves at the foot of the altar.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
The Ordinandi prostrate themselves.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography


FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
Bishop Conley kneels at the foot of the alter, while the candidates lie prostrate and the Litany of the Saints is sung.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
Bishop Conley lays both hands on the head of Rev. Daniel Heenan conferring the Sacrament of Holy Orders.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
This imposition of the hands on the head of Rev. Zachary Akers, constitutes the matter of the sacrament.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
The bishop prepares to adjust the stole.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
The stole is crossed over the right shoulder and crossed over the chest of the Ordinatus.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
The Ordinatus is vested with the chasuble.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
The bishop anoints the hands of the Ordinatus with the Holy Oil of Catechumens.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
The anointed hands are bound together with a white linen cloth.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
Father Daniel Heenan receives the chalice.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
St. John the Apostle Catholic Church was filled with the faithful.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
The two newly ordained priests then concelebrated the Mass with Bishop Conley.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
Rev. Daniel Heenan and Rev. Zachary Akers receive the Final Admonition.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
His Excellency, James Conley, blesses the congregation as he processes out of the church.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography
Upon exited the church, Bishop Conley, immediately knelt before each newly ordained priest and received a blessing.

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

FSSP Ordination by Spiering Photography

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7 comments:

  1. Beautiful! How can anyone NOT be overtaken with joy viewing this?

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  2. Craig, these are absolutely beautiful pictures of such a glorious day.

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  3. A new springtime in the Church!

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  4. If anyone gets to be in contact with Zac, tell him "the banjo playing lady he met in London a couple of years ago sends her congratulations and love" Pure chance to happen upon this site and so glad I did. Will always remember him and Danial in my prayers before the Altar of God.

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  5. May God protect and bless these priests! Glorious pictures, Craig!

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  6. Exceptional! Really enjoyed seeing this and the photography is just exquisite! I too took pictures at a recent Mass for a newly ordained FSSP priest offering his first Solemn High Mass. The images from the Cathedral Basilica in Philadelphia can be seen on my blog. http://totustuusfamily.blogspot.com/2014/06/photographs-of-solemn-high-mass-at.html God bless!

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  7. Wonderful pictures! We couldn't be there so these pictures help us share the moment! Thank you very much!

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