Deo Gratias!

Finally, some superb news about the future — and hopefully permanent — Eucharistic Liturgy of the Anglican Personal Ordinariates! Following on Msgr. Andrew Burnham’s address at the recent Sacra Liturgia Conference in Rome, there is very strong evidence that indeed the established Liturgy of the Anglican Personal Ordinariates erected under the auspices of Pope Benedict XVI in his motu proprio Anglicanorum cœtibus, and currently being developed by the interdicastrial group Anglicanæ traditiones and reportedly being auditioned in four Ordinariate parishes around the world, will incorporate much from the Vetus Ordo, the so-called Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite — and the Anglican Missal tradition. The prayers at the foot of the Altar, the Last Gospel, the traditional Offertory, &c…

Stay tuned and keep praying!

Curator: Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

7 thoughts on “Deo Gratias!”

  1. THAT would be a truly miraculous event. I do hope the inferences are correct. After perusing the matrimonial and funeral liturgies I was some what skeptical. Perhaps they will be redone in the light of this new liturgy. What say you, Christian?

  2. This is encouraging and makes me less despondent about the Ordinariate. I feared it was simply to be an assimilated Novus Ordo entity in the end.

    Much to be desired in the way they go about business, however. They have still not acknowledged my application to be enrolled with my family after many months. It’s almost as if they don’t want to be supported.

      1. No. We were received through our local parish, but on the understanding that we intended to be part of the Ordinariate. We sent a letter expressing interest at first opportunity, which was acknowledged, and then completed the enrollment form when it was made available. No response. Does one have a juridical right to be a member?

        The Catholic church, on the other hand, could not have been more welcoming. Our pastor interviewed us and then, on the advice of the archdiocese, essentially treated us like Orthodox to be received on profession of faith, with chrismation.

        1. Perhaps it is possible for you to be associated with an Ordinariate community though there is not one nearby. I know that my enrolment in the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter was facilitated through my quasi-parish Church of the Incarnation. Father Doc, thoughts?

          1. Fr Phillips offered the option of signing up with Our Lady of the Atonement so that we would at least be connected to something of Anglican flavour. As you know, he is energetic and has an evangelical enthusiasm to reach out. More of the same is greatly to be desired.

        2. I have heard similar stories of individual applications (not associated with or submitted via an Ordinariate community) not being answered after a long period of time or after even multiple attempts. I know that the Ordinariate is likely wanting for manpower and other resources, but as this spiritual association is so important for many of our faithful, I would have hoped that such correspondence would have taken a higher priority.

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