Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Confirmation

In this post I would like to show you the traditional and modern forms of the Sacrament of Confirmation. First of all, here is a video of the Traditional Rite of Confirmation adminstered in Oregon (2010) by Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerias, SSPX:



As you can see here, the bishop is being received while the hymn Veni Creator Spiritus is being sung. He then gives a real theological sermon on the sacrament. There is no Mass in this case, but often times the bishop will offer a Pontifical Votive Mass of the Holy Ghost, the parish priest will offer the Mass of the day, or there will be Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Now, this post by a priest of my archdiocese explains what the Archdiocese of Liverpool has done to go against the Latin rite of the Catholic Church: give Confirmation before Communion, TO INFANTS! [Read here: http://concordpastor.blogspot.com/2011/01/in-liverpool-confirmation-and-first.html] This is the Eastern Rite practice!

This photo shows a priest deliberatly adminstering Confirmation! To a 5-year-old!

Now, if you Google "Confirmation", these are example photos that you get:


As you can see, these photos do not look like real confirmations. First of all, the Novus Ordo gives Confirmation during Mass after the sermon. The words are the Byzantine formula: "N., be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit", which makes the Roman Rite sacrament questionable.

However, the traditional rite formula is: "N., I sign thee with cross and  the Chrism of Salvation, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen." 

Most of the time in the Novus Ordo, the candidates do not have any clue what the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost are, the Ten Commandments, the Credo, etc., etc., etc. What a shame.

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