Temporary & Solemn Professions at Lambeth Palace http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/ Temporary & Solemn Professions at Lambeth Palace Our Solemn Profession at Lambeth Palace The entrance to Lambeth Palace (Morton's Tower) on the south bank of the River Thames, with the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) in the distance on the north side of the river. http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204336002 204336002 Our Solemn Profession at Lambeth Palace.1 Morton's Tower - the main Gate House to the Palace http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204192226 204192226 Our Solemn Profession at Lambeth Palace.2 Inside the Tower Gate http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104034 204104034 Our Solemn Profession at Lambeth Palace.3 The Crypt Chapel - the venue for the Service http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204197994 204197994 Before the Service Preparing the altar http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104313 204104313 Brief rehearsal.1 A brief rehearsal before the Service.1 http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104311 204104311 Brief rehearsal.2 A brief rehearsal before the Service.2 http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104310 204104310 Brief rehearsal.3 A brief rehearsal before the Service.3 http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104035 204104035 Brief rehearsal.4 A brief rehearsal before the Service.4 http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104036 204104036 1st Reading Br Peter OC reads the Epistle [Colossians 3:12-17] http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104041 204104041 Gospel reading Sr Stella CSMV, Sister in Charge of the Community of St Mary the Virgin in Wantage (where our community meet for our Chapters), reads the Gospel [John 15:1-12] http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104043 204104043 Reading from the Rule of St Benedict Abbot Stuart Burns OSB, Abbot of Mucknell Abbey in Worcestershire, reads from the Rule of our Holy Father Saint Benedict [Prologue 1, 45-49 & Chapter 72:1-11] http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104040 204104040 Our Episcopal Visitor addresses the candidates.1 Our Episcopal Visitor addresses the candidates http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104044 204104044 Our Episcopal Visitor examines the candidates.1 The candidates are being examined by our Episcopal Visitor.1 http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104039 204104039 Our Episcopal Visitor examines the candidates.2 The candidates are being examined by our Episcopal Visitor.2 http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104045 204104045 Our Prior makes his solemn profession Our Prior, Br Geoff OC, makes his solemn profession, and states that henceforth his monastic name will be Br Bernard http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104046 204104046 Our Prior signs the instrument of solemn profession Our Prior, now Br Bernard OC, signs the written instrument of his vows, witnessed by our Episcopal Visitor http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104047 204104047 The Prior shows the written vows to the congregation Our Prior, Br Bernard OC, shows his written and signed vows to the congregation http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104048 204104048 Our Sub-Prior makes his solemn profession Our Sub-Prior, Br Philip OC, makes his solemn profession, and states that henceforth his monastic name will be Br Christian http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104049 204104049 Br Ælred makes his solemn profession.1 Br Ælred OC makes his solemn profession http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204197993 204197993 Br Ælred makes his solemn profession.2 Br Ælred OC makes his solemn profession http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104050 204104050 Br Ælred places the instrument of his solemn profession under the altar cloth Br Ælred OC places, as the others before him, his written vows under the altar cloth http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104051 204104051 Br Andrew makes his temporary profession Br Andrew OC makes his temporary profession http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104052 204104052 Singing the 'Suscipe' The professed brothers sing the 'Suscipe' [Psalm 119, v116] "Sustain me, O Lord, according to your promise that I may live: and let me not be disappointed in my hope." http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104053 204104053 The candidates kneel before our EV The professed kneel before the Episcopal Visitor http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104054 204104054 The white cowls and scapular are blessed The hooded scapular (Br Andrew OC) and white cowls (the solemnly professed) are brought before the Episcopal Visitor to be blessed and sprinkled with holy water http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104055 204104055 Br Andrew is clothed in his hooded scapular Our Prior clothes Br Andrew with his hooded scapular and leather belt http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104056 204104056 Br Bernard is clothed in his white cowl Br Christian and Br Ælred clothe Br Bernard in his white cowl http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104057 204104057 Br Christian is clothed in his white cowl.1 Br Bernard and Br AÆlred clothe Br Christian in his white cowl http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104058 204104058 Br Christian is clothed in his white cowl.2 Br Bernard and Br AÆlred clothe Br Christian in his white cowl http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204197991 204197991 Adjusting the sleeves... Br Christian adjusts his long wide sleeves of his cowl in order to free his hands... http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104059 204104059 The Archbishop of Canterbury before the Eucharis The Archbishop of Canterbury immediately before the Eucharist commences http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104038 204104038 During the Eucharist.1 During the Eucharist.1 http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104060 204104060 During the Eucharist.2 During the Eucharist.2 http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104061 204104061 After the Eucharist After the Eucharist http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104042 204104042 The Archbishop at the end of the Eucharist The Archbishop of Canterbury prays the Post-Communion Collects and pronounces his Blessing http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104062 204104062 The Dismissal "Go in peace to love and serve the Lord" http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204197992 204197992 The Archbishop leads the professed out of the Crypt Chapel The Archbishop leads the professed out of the Crypt Chapel http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104063 204104063 After the Service. Photo Opportunity.1 left to right: Br Christian, Br Andrew, The Archbishop of Canterbury, Br Bernard, Br Ælred, our Episcopal Visitor (+Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield) & Br Peter http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104065 204104065 After the Service. Photo Opportunity.2 left to right: Br Christian, Br Andrew, The Archbishop of Canterbury, Br Bernard, Br Ælred, our Episcopal Visitor (+Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield) & Br Peter http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104067 204104067 After the Service. Photo Opportunity.3 left to right: Br Andrew Law OC, Br Ælred Partridge OC, The Archbishop of Canterbury, Br Bernard van der Weegen OC [Prior], Br Christian Barratt OC [Sub-Prior], Bishop Tony Robinson [Episcopal Visitor], Br Peter Rowntree OC Unfortunately, our Br Mark Fisher OC was unable to be with us on the http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104068 204104068 The Archbishop of Canterbury with our Prior, Br Bernard OC The Archbishop of Canterbury with our Prior, Br Bernard OC http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204104069 204104069 Our Solemn Profession at Lambeth Palace Lambeth Palace Gardens - towards the Victoria Tower of the Houses of Parliament that are situated on the other side of the River Thames http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204192227 204192227 Our Solemn Profession at Lambeth Palace Two Palaces - Lambeth & Westminster http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204192228 204192228 Our Solemn Profession at Lambeth Palace In the gardens of Lambeth Palace http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204198158 204198158