Ordinations 2020: Gold and Blue Down Under

Deacon Thomas Sofatzis, FSSP will be ordained to the sacred priesthood this weekend at St, Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, Australia, and then offer his First Mass the following day. Readers of the Missive are encouraged to offer their prayers in thanksgiving for this joyous event and for God’s abundant graces to alight on our new priest.

This ordination and first Mass, always occasions for great celebration within the Fraternity, have an added twist in that soon-to-be Fr. Sofatzis will be wearing specially commissioned vestments in the FSSP color scheme of gold and deep blue, made by Altarworthy:

The shield of the cope additionally bears the FSSP’s heraldic emblem: with the crossed keys of St. Peter and three tears.

The ordination will be live-streamed on St. Mary’s Cathedral YouTube channel on August 8th, 10:30 AM Australia time–which for our North American readers will be Friday evening. Check the YouTube page for the exact start time and to set a reminder in your local time zone.

Ad multos annos!

August 7, 2020