Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments

Chapter 8: Ordination of Bishop-elect John O. Barres Part 2


Ordination of Bishop-elect John O. Barres Parts 1 & 2

Part 2: A portion of the ordination of Bishop John O. Barres of the Diocese of Allentown, PA. Video includes commentary.

Film Focus Point: Total running time 5:05 Includes bestowing the book of the Gospels, ring, mitre, and crosier as well as the seating of the bishop.

>>Watch part 1.

Text Focus Point: Pages 218-219

Discussion Questions

  1. What similarities are there between the ordination of a priest or deacon and that of a bishop? What differences are there?

  2. What is the significance of the laying of hands? How is this different from the laying on of hands in priestly or diaconate ordination?

  3. Why does more than one bishop lay hands on the bishop-elect?

  4. What is the meaning of each of the key symbols the new bishop receives?

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