Reading the Pontificale Romanum (old) & 1967 (new) Ordinals, I see that the laying-of-hands has been done in silence for hundreds of years. The actual prayer of the consecration/ordination always comes after the laying-of-hands.
How can this be reconciled with 2 Timothy 1:6? The Gift to Timothy was conferred by the laying of Paul’s hands, yet the Church today passes on the Gift by the prayer of ordination which occurs after the laying on of hands.
The ancient Apostolic Constitutions do not separate the form from the matter, so why don’t we today? This cleft is not in any other sacrament.