Ordination to be streamed live

New  Coadjutor of St patrick's Cathedral Armagh Archbishop Eamon Martin with Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown at St Patrick's Cathedral.  Picture Bernard Smyth.
New Coadjutor of St patrick's Cathedral Armagh Archbishop Eamon Martin with Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown at St Patrick's Cathedral. Picture Bernard Smyth.

The Episcopal Ordination of Monsignor Eamon Martin as Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh will be streamed live online on Sunday afternoon.

The ordination Mass will be broadcast live on the Internet from St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, by the Archdiocese of Armagh and also by RTÉ.

This will allow people all around the world to view a live online broadcast of the ordination ceremony from 3pm on Sunday.

The chief celebrant for the ordination Mass will be Cardinal Sean Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, who will preach the homily.

The ordaining bishops are; Cardinal Brady; His Excellency Archbishop Charles J Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland; and Bishop Gerard Clifford, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Armagh.

Derry priests

The Mass will also be concelebrated by all priests for the Diocese of Derry and the Archdiocese of Armagh present at the ceremony.

Seating inside the Cathedral in Armagh is strictly reserved or ticketed and members of Monsignor Martin’s family are among the invited guests.

Leaders from Ireland’s other main churches will also attend Sunday’s ceremony in Armagh, alongside invited guests including Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and Foyle MP Mark Durkan.

The ordination Mass can be viewed at the following websites; www.archdioceseofarmagh.com; www.armaghparish.net; www.mcnmedia; and www.rte.ie

It is the first Episcopal Ordination of a Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh since February 1995 when Cardinal Sean Brady was ordained to the position.

He was later appointed as Archbishop and Primate before his elevation to the cardinalate in Rome.

The ceremony will take place on Vocations Sunday, the date in the Church’s calendar which encourages prayers for those contemplating entering religious life.