Created 2-Nov-12
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Archbishop Henry J. Mansell consecrated a new permanent altar on April 28 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. The archbishop blessed the altar, anointed it with chrism and incensed it before the altar was covered for the celebration of the Eucharist. (Photos by Lenora Sumsky)
Archbishop Henry Mansell anoints the new altar at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with chrism. The anointing makes the altar a symbol of Christ.After the anointing of the new altar with chrism, Archbishop Henry Mansell places incense into a brazier on the altar with assistance from Father Jeffrey V. Romans, assistant chancellor.Archbishop Henry Mansell incenses the new permanent altar at St. Joseph Cathedral.The flower committee of St. Joseph Cathedral Parish  covers the consecrated altar for the celebration of the Mass.Rev. Mr. Didier Julian Cardona Marin lights candles for Mass as Archbishop Henry J. Mansell observes, following consecration of the altar.The flower committee of St. Joseph Cathedral Parish covers the consecrated altar for the celebration of the MassThe new permanent altar following the consecration.The new permanent altar following the consecration.Rev. Michael Dolan, director of vocations for the archdiocese of Hartford, and seminarians at the Cathedral of St. Joseph following the consecration of the new permanent altar.The program for the consecration of the new permanent altar at St. Joseph Cathedral with a bouquet of flowers that was used as a decoration at the reception.After pouring chrism on the center of the altar, he does the same on each of its four corners.After pouring chrism on the center of the altar, he does the same on each of its four corners.

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