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Installation Rites

RECEPTION OF THE ARCHBISHOP IN THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH


Archbishop Tagle in choral vesture enters the main door of the Cathedral. At the door, Bishops Bernardino Cortez and Broderick Pabillo, the Auxiliary Bishops of Manila receive formally the new Archbishop.

The rector of the cathedral, Rev. Msgr. Nestor C. Cerbo, presents a crucifix to be kissed by Archbishop Tagle. A deacon hands in a sprinkler of holy water to Archbishop Tagle, who then blesses himself and those present. All the people in the assembly stand.

Archbishop Tagle kneels for a moment in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.  A fitting hymn is sung.  After which he goes to the vesting area to prepare for Mass.   All sit.


SOLEMN PROCESSION


While the Entrance Hymn is sung, the procession through the church takes place. The servers lead the procession followed by the deacon carrying the Book of the Gospels, the concelebrating bishops and Archbishop Tagle.   Cardinal Rosales, wearing a cope, is the last in the order of procession.  The other Cardinals present take their place at the sanctuary before the procession begins.


ENTRANCE HYMN


GREETING

The Cardinal, Archbishop Tagle and the Concelebrating Bishops give reverence to the altar and proceed to their respective places.  The altar and the cross are incensed.  At the cathedra, the Cardinal greets the people, introduces the celebration, and bids the Apostolic Letter to be shown and read.


THE RITE OF CANONICAL INSTALLATION

Cardinal Rosales:
Let the Apostolic Letter from the Holy See be read.


READING OF THE APOSTOLIC LETTER

The Chancellor, Fr. Rufino C. Sescon, Jr., shows the Apostolic Letter to the college of consultors and to all those present.


At the ambo, Fr. Sescon reads in English the Apostolic Letter to which all listen.After the Chancellor has read the Apostolic Letter the Acclamation is sung as a joyous response.

Thanks to the Lord Almighty God

All the angels sing halleluiah

Halleluiah, Halleluiah!


SEATING OF THE NEW BISHOP


Cardinal Rosales invites Archbishop Tagle to sit on the cathedra.

The Archbishop sits on the cathedra.


GREETING AND HOMAGE


The Clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila and designated representatives of the religious and the various sectors in the Archdiocese give homage and offer a sign of obedience and reverence to the new Archbishop.  During the greeting and homage, appropriate hymns are sung.

After the homage and greeting, Archbishop Tagle puts aside the miter and rises.