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The Founding of a Church

Ground Breaking

Before the service, four stakes are set in the ground, at the corners of the proposed building. Three cords are prepared, two to extend diagonally from corner to corner, a third to enclose the space. A spade is placed at the site of the Altar.

The bishop, or a priest appointed by the bishop, is the celebrant. Having vested nearby, the ministers, with the people, go in procession to the site of the building.

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