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Episcopal Ordination
On May 31, 2017, Msgr. Daniel Henry Mueggenborg of the Diocese of Tulsa, was ordained a bishop at St. James Cathedral, to serve as auxiliary bishop to Archbishop Sartain. Bishops from across the region joined him for this joyful and historic moment in the life of the Church.

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Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, joined in the celebration. He was assisted by our own Father Kyle Manglona, who served as his chaplain.

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The procession of priests stretched from the Cathedral doors all the way down Ninth Avenue!

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Cathedral servers carried the miter and crosier to be presented to the new bishop during the rite.

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Seminarian servers assisted at the liturgy.

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The Knights of Columbus formed an honor guard, standing at attention as the endless procession of priests and bishops entered the Cathedral.

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Msgr. Mueggenborg arrives at the Cathedral, attended by two priests of the Archdiocese of Seattle,
Father Zender and Father Bawyn.

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The Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, joined the celebration, visiting St. James Cathedral for the first time.

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Sister Sharon Park, OP proclaims the first reading.

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You can view the entire liturgy online at www.nwcatholic.org
 
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"Have you a mandate from the Apostolic See?"  "Let it be read."

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Msgr. Mueggenborg shows the decree of appointment, signed by Pope Francis, to the entire congregation.

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As in the ordination of a deacon or a priest, the new bishop prostrates himself before the altar as the Litany of Saints is sung.

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During the Litany of Saints some of Msgr. Mueggenborg's favorite saints were invoked, including the newly-beatified Blessed Stanley Rother, a priest from Oklahoma who was martyred in Central America, and who helped to inspire Msgr. Mueggenborg's vocation to the priesthood.

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The laying on of hands, signifying the conferral of the gift of the Holy Spirit,
is the heart of the rite of ordination.

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At the ordination of a bishop, it is an ancient custom for the principal consecrator to be joined by two other bishops who act as co-consecrators:  on the left, Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, our own auxiliary bishop, and on the right, Bishop David Konderla, Bishop of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Archbishop Beltran, retired Archbishop of Oklahoma City, laying hands on the new bishop.
Archbishop Beltran ordained Msgr. Mueggenborg to the priesthood nearly thirty years ago!

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All the bishops present join in the laying on of hands.

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The prayer of ordination

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Two deacons hold the book of the Gospels over the head of the new bishop during the Prayer of Ordination. This signifies that the preaching of the Gospel is at the heart of the ministry of bishop.

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The Sacred Chrism is used in many of the sacraments:  Baptism, Confirmation, the Ordination of Priests, as well as in the Dedication of Altars and of Churches.  In the Rite of Ordination of a Bishop, the principal consecrator pours the oil abundantly on the head of the new bishop.

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Bishop Mueggenborg's sister and nephews assisted during the rite, presenting the ring, miter, and crosier--the insignia of the bishop.

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Bishop Mueggenborg sits among the bishops following his ordination.
 
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Archbishop Sartain and Bishop Elizondo lead Bishop Mueggenborg through the Cathedral as he blesses the assembly for the first time as a bishop.

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The wonderful floral arrangements were prepared by Father Steve Sallis, Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Bellevue.

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Bishop Mueggenborg addressed all those present at the conclusion of the Mass, thanked all who have been part of his life and ministry, and asked for our prayers.

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Studying the program during a quiet moment during the Mass!

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Bishop Mueggenborg stands before Archbishop Sartain to receive his blessing at the end of the Mass.

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The procession at the end of a long and joyful celebration for the Archdiocese of Seattle!

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Cardinal Mahony, and the concelebrating Archbishops, Bishops, and Abbot join Archbishop Sartain and Bishop Mueggenborg on the steps at the end of the Mass.

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...and the bishops are joined by a small army of servers who assisted during the liturgy! 
A huge thank you to all the servers, greeters, musicians, readers, ushers, icon-bearers and others who made this great day possible.

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The new bishop is joined by family at the reception in Cathedral Hall.

Welcome to Seattle, Bishop Mueggenborg!  Ad multos annos!
 

 

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