“After the sacred offertory, the doors [of the sanctuary] are opened and, before the Deacon starts the litany ‘All Saints’, the woman who is to be ordained Deacon is brought before the [Arch]bishop. And after the Bishop has said the ‘Divine Grace’ [statement] (see text) with a loud voice, the woman to be ordained bows her head. The Bishop imposes his hand on her forehead , makes the sign of the cross on it three times, and prays over her.”
Manuscript Barberini gr. 336

Reconstruction of the ancient Ordination Rite
of Women Deacons
Solemn Celebration Style