The Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, seat of His Grace, the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur. The photos were taken during my previous trip there a couple of years ago.
His Grace Archbishop Emeritus Anthony Soter Fernandez was present as well together with many priests and religious. It was a holiday in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and so the turnout was good too from what I hear.
Poster courtesy of Mumin
Those ordained were Deacons Alan Pereira, Surain Raj, Clement Lim, Thomas Loh, CDD and Lawrence Ng, CDD at the Cathedral of St. John, Bukit Nanas. The CDD (Congregatio Discipulorum Domini) Fathers mainly serve the Chinese speaking community.
They took as their motto "Take... bless... break... give... multiply" in a reference to the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves in Mark Chapter 6.
Of course, I was not there and was working, since we don't have a holiday in Penang. After work I went to the special Mass commemorating the World Day of Consecrated Life but that's for another post.
Photo courtesy of Christopher Timothy
Anyway, here's invoking an abundance of Divine Graces on the newly ordained and in their ministry to sanctify, teach and govern the people of God entrusted to them. May God's faithfulness shine through their weakness and may He strengthen and bless those whom He has called.
Please add your prayers for them.
First, see if you can spot the priest in choir dress, ie cassock and surplice. It's a very rare sight indeed on these shores. I also noticed that the Cathedral has a new and much larger crucifix. And there also appear to be candles lit on either side of the tabernacle. Compare the photo above to the ones below taken a few years back.