Why the clergy places their hands upon newly ordained priests

During the rite of ordination to the priesthood there is remarkable moment where the bishop places his hands upon the head of the priest to be ordained or ‘ordinandi’…

Next all attending priests walk up and do the same. This solemn moment symbolizes the approval of the candidate by the ordaining bishop and priests.

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