enthronization

A ceremony occurring at the end of the consecration of a bishop, and of the solemn benediction of an abbot or abbess. The new bishop, robed in pontifical vestments, and holding the crosier in his left hand, is conducted by the consecrating bishop and the first coconsecrator to the throne (or if the ceremony take place outside the cathedral of the new bishop, to the faldstool), where he takes his seat. The new abbot is conducted by the officiating bishop to the throne, or faldstool, where he receives the obeisance from his monks. Likewise the new abbess is conducted to her place in choir, where she receives the reverences of her nuns.

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