Kvatter - This honor is usually given
to a couple. The woman carries the baby to the room where the bris
will take place. She then hands the baby to the man, (usually at the
door of the room) and the man carries the baby up to the Mohel.
- Kisei Shel Eliyahu - This honoree receives
the baby from the kvatter and places him on the chair of Eliyahu Hanavi
(Elijah the prophet’s seat). The Mohel then says a prayer inviting
Elijah to impart his presence at this circumcision, and asking the
Almighty for divine assistance in the performance of the Bris.
- Min Hakisei - The baby is then lifted
from the kisei and given to the father who will soon place the baby
on the lap of the Sandak where the actual circumcision will take place.
- Sandak - The highest of all the honors
at the Bris, the Sandak holds the baby on his lap while the Mohel
performs the circumcision.
- Brachos - A guest (often a grandfather
or great grandfather) is honored with reciting the blessings.
- Amidah L’Brachos - This honoree holds
the newly circumcised baby while the blessings are recited.
- Kriyas Hashem - A guest (often a grandfather
or great grandfather) is honored with announcing the Hebrew name that
the parents have selected the giving of the name.
- Amidah L’kriyas Hashem - This honoree
holds the newly circumcised baby while the child is named.