Outside of the pulluvila village church, drummers play as they get ready for the procession through the village to bring the Archbishop for the ordinations
The children, with umbrellas, also get ready for the procession.
The Archbishop leads the procession toward the church.
The dancers greet the procession and accompany the Archbishop to the church.
The vicar-general of the Trivandrum diocese (L), Archbishop Sudarso (M), Fr. Martin, India District Superior
On entering the church, Archbishop Sudarso takes a moment for prayer.
Procession to the front of the church, Deacon Sanil and parents.
The Archbishop and all the concelebrating priests are marked on the forehead as a sign of respect and welcome.
An arati is performed welcoming the Archbishop and priests.
Archbishop Sudarso in turn performs arati to the congregation.
The Vicar-General gives some opening remarks.
In the front row are the candidates for ordination, with their parents, accompanied by the concelebrants.
Many clergy, religious, SCJs, and friends filled the church.
The name of each ordination candidates is called out and each one responds, stating their desire to be ordained a priest.
After answering their call to ordination, the ordination candidates take their places in the sanctuary.
Fr. Kusmaryadi, the rector of the theologate community, testifies that the candidates have been prepared properly for ordination.
The Archbishop reads an instruction, related to ordination to priesthood.
The candidates lay prostrate during the chanting of the Litany of the Saints.
Each candidate kneels before the Archbishop who silently lays his hands on their head, ordaining them as priests.
After they are ordained, the concelebrating priests come forward to lay their hands on the heads of the newly ordained, in solidarity.
The newly ordained are then vested.
Each of the newly ordained kneel before the Archbishop; he anoints their hands with oil.
In preparation for the Celebration of the Eucharist, the parents of the newly ordained bring the gifts to the altar.
The Preparation of Gifts.