India - Deacon Prabir Minj ordained a priest

13 February 2023

Dimakuchi, India - February 2023 - The sacerdotal ordination of Deacon Prabir Minj took place on 12th February 2023 at Christ the King Parish, Dimakuchi. He was ordained by Most. Rev. Michael Akasius Toppo, the Bishop of Tezpur, in the presence of more than 40 priests who concelebrated in the Holy Eucharist. The Holy Eucharistic celebration began with an entrance procession led by a large group of dancers who danced to the tune of the entrance hymn. Each dancer had a pot on their heads and swayed according to the tune. At the end of the entrance procession, Father Sebastian Edathumparambil delivered the welcome speech. In his homily, the prelate invited the people of God to harken and obey the laws given by God. He also addressed the deacon and exhorted him to love the people of God who will be entrusted to his care. He stated that he needs to be prepared to face difficulties as a priest, but he must not get discouraged. He needs to trust and have strong faith in God. At the very start of the ordination ceremony, the father of deacon Prabir along with his aunty brought the deacon and ceremoniously handed him over to the church. At the end of the ordination ceremony the people rejoiced and thanked the Lord for the new priest, a second priest from the parish. There was a short felicitation ceremony for the new priest after the Holy Mass.

Michael Makri


ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

This site also uses third-party cookies to improve user experience and for statistical purposes. By scrolling through this page or by clicking on any of its elements, you consent to the use of cookies. To learn more or to opt out, click "Further Information".