The New Revised Ordination Ritual was released on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, by Archbishop Oswald Cardinal Gracias of Bombay, and Archbishop Peter Machado of Bangalore, received its first copy.
As part of the celebrations, Father Stephen Alathara, Deputy Secretary General, Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), Father Vignan Das, Associate Director, Communio, and dignitaries attended a simple yet significant function at the Archbishop's House, Bangalore.
The newly revised ritual will replace the currently used ritual for the ordination of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. The Dicastery for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments approved the updated edition of The Ordination of Bishops, Priests and Deacons, English translation of De Ordinatione episcopi, presbyterorum, et diaconorum, editio typica altera (1990 and 2011).
De Ordinatione Episcopi, presbyterorum, et diaconorum was approved by the 31st Plenary Assembly of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India from January 7th to 14th, 2019.
On February 22, 2021, the Apostolic See approved its use throughout the Conference territory by decree of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of Sacraments.
Cardinal Filipe Neri Cardinal Ferrão, the President of the CCBI, issued a decree on November 11, 2022, stating that: “the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India hereby decrees the publication of this edition of Ordination of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons for liturgical use in all the dioceses of the Latin Catholic Church in India from this date, replacing all previous publications currently in use.”
The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India publishes the Ritual Ordination of Bishops, Priests and Deacons.
For copies, contact the CCBI General Secretariat or call Mobile: +91-9886730224.
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