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The evening Rite of Reception into the Cathedral Church begins dramatically,
as Archbishop Sartain knocks on the ceremonial doors, asking the welcome
of the Church in Seattle.

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Archbishop Sartain is welcomed by Father Ryan, Archbishop Brunett,
Bishop Tyson and Bishop Elizondo.

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Before he enters the Cathedral, the new Archbishop reverences the Cross. 
It is a sign of the centrality of Christ in the bishop's life.

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At the font, Archbishop Sartain and Archbishop Brunett sprinkle those gathered
with the holy water that recalls our common baptism.

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Children of the Youth Music Program join the procession, singing "Alleluia!"

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Archbishop Brunett and Archbishop Sartain
pause for a moment of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

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The Rite of Reception continues with a series of greetings by groups
representing the entire Church of Western Washington.  Here,
two seminarians welcome the Archbishop and are greeted by him.

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In his homily, Archbishop Sartain reflected on his motto,
"Of you my heart has spoken" (Psalm 27:8).

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Vespers concludes with the singing of the Marian antiphon.

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A light moment before the liturgy begins:  Archbishop Brunett invites
Archbishop Sartain to try out the crosier commissioned on the
occasion of Archbishop Brunett's Golden Jubilee in 2008.

 

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