28 to be Ordained Priests in Seoul

Annual Ordination Mass Held for Average of 30 New Priests a Year

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Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, archbishop of Seoul, will ordain 25 deacons as priests for the Archdiocese of Seoul and three deacons from religious orders on February 6 at the Olympic Gymnastics Hall of the Olympic Park in Seoul.

The Archdiocese of Seoul has been holding the Mass of Ordination annually, with an average of 30 new priests ordained each year since 1995.

The new priests include 25 deacons from Seoul Theological Seminary, two from Seoul International Mission Community, and one from the Claretian Missionaries.

The Mass of Ordination this year takes its theme from the pastoral letter of Cardinal Yeom: Prayers bring vitality to New Evangelization.

The bible verse theme for the occasion is “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” (Psalms 16:2)

A day before the priestly ordination, 22 seminarians—including one man from Hiroshima Diocese of Japan who finished his theological studies in Seoul and one man from the Congregation of the Blessed Korean Martyrs— will be ordained as deacons by Cardinal Yeom at the same venue. 

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