104 RUE DE RICHELIEI
TRANSLATED FROM THE SYRIAC
In the name of the Essential, Eternal, Self-existing, Almighty God, His servant, Ignatius Pater [sic] III, Patriarch of the Apostolic See of Antioch and the East.
We, the humble servant of God, hereby allow the consecration by the Holy Ghost of the Priest Joseph Rene Vilatte, elected for Archepiscopal dignity, Archbishop Metropolitan, in the name of Mar Thimotheus, for the church of the Mother of God in Dyckesville, Wisconsin, United States, and other churches in the Archdiocese of America, viz, the churches adhering to the Orthodox Faith, in the name of the Father, Amen, of the Son, Amen, and of the Living Holy Ghost, Amen.
We stand up before God's majesty, and, raising up our hands towards His grace, pray that the Holy Ghost may descend upon him, as He did upon the Apostles at the time of the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom they were made Patriarchs[,] Bischops [sic] and Priests, and were authorised to bind and loose, as written by St. Matthew.
We, therefore, by virtue of our authority received from God, authorise him to bind and loose, and, elevating our voice, we offer thanks to God, and exclaim, "Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison." Again, we pray to God to grant him cheer of face before His throne of majesty, and that at all times for ever and ever.
Given on the seventeenth of Conoon Kadmayo, of the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and ninety one (corresponding to twenty-ninth of December, eighteen hundred and ninety-one), from the Patriarchal Palace of the monastery of Mardin.
(Seal) IGNATIUS PETER III
(Seal) Mar DIONYSIUS,
Metropolitan of Malabar
True translation E.M. Philip.,
Secretary to the Metropolitan of Malabar