Ordination to Priesthood – Reverend Father Christian Obiekwe – December 2014

Reverend Christian Obiekwe was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, 13th December 2014 at St Michael’s Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, by the Most Reverend Gerard Hanna DD, Bishop of Wagga Wagga.

St Michael's Cathedral Wagga Wagga

St Michael’s Cathedral Wagga Wagga

Most Rev Gerard Hanna DD, blesses the hands of Reverend Christian Obiekwe

Reverend Christian Obiekwe kneels before Bishop Hanna and places his joined hands between those of the bishop and promises life long obedience to the bishop and his successors during the Mass of Ordination

The Elect, Reverend Christian Obiekwe lays prostrate during the Litany of the Saints

The elect lies prostrate during the litany of the saints

Bishop Hanna lays hands upon Reverend Christian

The Most Reverend Gerard Hanna, DD, calls on the power of the Holy Spirit upon the elect, Reverend Christian Obiekwe, to bestow on him the power of priestly grace

The Most Reverend Gerard Hanna, DD, calls down the power of the Holy Spirit upon the elect, Reverend Christian Obiekwe, to bestow on him the power of priestly grace

Most Reverend Gerard Hanna, DD, places the offertory gifts in the hands of the newly ordained, Reverend Father Christian Obiekwe,during the Mass of Ordination at St Michael's Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, on Saturday, 13 December 2014

The bishop presents the bread and wine to be consecrated at the Mass to the newly ordained Father Christian Obiekwe

The Most Reverend Gerard Hanna, DD, with the newly ordained to the priesthood, Reverend Father Christian Obiekwe, during the Eucharistic Prayer of the Mass of Ordination at St Michael's Cathedral, Wagga Wagga on 13 December 2014

Father Christian Obiekwe to the left of the bishop, joins the clergy in concelebrating the Mass of Ordination

Before the ceremony concludes, Father Christian Obiekwe prays before Our Lady’s altar

Reverend Father Christian Obiekwe at the conclusion of the Mass of Ordination

The newly ordained, Reverend Father Christian Obiekwe, together with Most Reverend Gerard Hanna, DD, and Father Christian's family, outside St Michael's Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, at the occasion of his priestly ordination, on Saturday, 13 December 2014

Father Christian Obiekwe together with Bishop Hanna and Father Obiekwe’s family, outside the Cathedral

Father Christian Obiekwe with clergy of the diocese and visiting clergy, outside the Cathedral

L to R:  Father Bing Monteagudo, Father Christian Obiekwe and Father Paul Nulley, outside the Cathedral

Father Bing Monteagudo, Father Christian Obiekwe and Father Paul Nulley, outside St Michael’s Cathedral