While I am reasonably familiar with the canons related to impediments, I have not seen too many canons relating to the manner of ordination. For instance I have been thinking about the descriptions of ordinations which took place in ancient times - where the community would be electing the priest or bishop, and I have been contrasting that with the modern north american situation where an ordination might take place in another state or province which in some cases might be extremely far away - I am thinking for instance of some of the ordinations that happen in the diocese of canada, where the diocese is the second largest country in the world - and someone from Vancouver might be ordained in Toronto. And it is not merely about location - but I found it really strange for instance when I went to one ordination and there was only one person from the parish other than the presbytera. Do the canons say anything about the location of an ordination and its relation to the community? And also I was think of instances where someone is ordained with a very limited knowledge within the community - and then people are somewhat surprised. Are there canons related to that - something parallel to the announcement of a wedding to allow for it to be known and any objections to be raised?
Also in addition to thoughts of flight, there is also the thoughts of a sort of humility or survival from grandious thoughts and unnecessary congratulations and esteem that seem to be a sort of obligatory North American cultural practice which one might want to avoid prior and post ordination - this might motivate the idea of hiding or secrecy about ordination - but is this contrary to the notion of affirmation via the Axios of the community or more particularly is this found in any of the canons. Do the canons require a particular period of time for the community to know of an ordination before it occurs?
Edited by Philosoph Uhlman, 10 August 2011 - 05:25 AM.