facts about the attendance at Ecône on 27th and 28th June 2013
25th Anniversary of Episcopal Consecrations on
27th June 2013
can count 16 per row on the right side of the centre aisle
(left of the pictures): the second picture has on the left
half of the right side nine visible clerics plus one on the
far left, visible next row; the first picture has clearly
six on the immediate side of the centre aisle; on that first
picture the centre aisle is very clear, and one can also see
that the other side of the aisle has roughly as many persons:
thus it is fair to count 30 per row.
the first and second picture one counts easily seven rows
of clergy. Noting that one does not see the choir (see below
the next day with a view inside the tent), nor the clergy
within the ceremony itself, it is fair to evaluate the clergy
at around 200 clergymen on the Jubilee, not counting the faithful
(nor the sisters on the left side).
Given that there are many more faithful, one can estimate
the number of people to about 600 to 1,000, not the mere "200
to 300 people" of a lying report.
Ordinations at Ecône
on 28th June 2013
may have been some back rows of empty chairs on the 27th,
but one sees clearly on the photo above that nearly all chairs
were occupied on 28th. The crowd is twice as the previous
day, thus about 1,500 to 2,000.
Therefore to repeat the report that “there were only
200 to 300 people attending the Society’s own small-scale
Silver Jubilee celebration in Ecône, and nigh on half
the chairs were empty at Ecône’s annual priestly
ordinations” is simply to repeat a lie.