|Bishop Arnold addresses the confirmands before the ceremony.|
|He vests in the sanctuary (something which mysteriously infuriates Mgr Basil Loftus)|
|Wearing his Mitre and a cope, seated on a faldstool and holding his Crozier, Bishop Arnold|
exercises a ministry proper to Bishops (at least in the Latin Rite).
|Smack! After anointing them on the forehead, he gives the confirmand a symbolic blow on the cheek.|
This very rich symbol isn't found in the Novus Ordo ceremony.
And a little reception downstairs in the parish centre.
I was taking photographs mostly from the pulpit (here); for the confirmations themselves, Mike Lord had a better angle and his photos can be seen here (and also here).
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