According to common opinion, the matter and form of ordination to the episcopate were the imposition of the consecrating bishop's hands with the words, " Receive the Holy Ghost."
Would it be such an imposition to take just one day off to go see my parents?
Ordination is to be effected by imposition of hands.
The imposition of this tax involved a rough and ready assessment of every village in the protectorate.
For this reason the catechumens are anointed with holy oil both before and after baptism; the one act (of eastern origin) assists the expulsion of the evil spirits, the other (of western origin), taken in conjunction with imposition of hands, conveys the spirit and retains it in the person of the baptized.