The Anglicans are Coming

The news is out. The Anglican Ordinariate will be established in the USA on January 1. Read more about it here and from Rocco Palmo here. As I predicted, there are more priests coming over than congregations for them to serve. They will, no doubt, serve in local Latin Rite parishes while they build up an ordinariate congregation. Goody Goody! I’m pretty excited by this. I know I’m biased, but they’re going to bring in some good stuff to the Catholic Church. It’s called “the Anglican Patrimony.”

Here are a few of the good things: 1. Good hymns 2. Good education 3. Good sense of self deprecating humor 4. Good taste in dry sherry 5. Good understanding of the importance of lace and incense 6. Good literary sense 7. Good boost to the Western tradition 8. words like “vouchsafe” 9. good Choral evensong 10. good knowledge of architecture 11. good Englishness 12. good sense of the need for Evangelization. 13. Good missionary spirit. 14. Good hats 15. Good down to earth spirituality.

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  • HoyaGirl,

    Hooray! As a former Episcopalian, I am THRILLED by the news!

  • Chad Toney

    They also do all such good works as thou hast prepared for Christopher Walken.

  • truthfinder2

    Also a former Episcopalian, I second HoyaGirl's "Hooray!" (or is it, "Good show! Jolly good!")?

  • Lazarus

    Great news! The mutual enrichment of an Anglican presence in the Church could be a great addition to the Pope's hermeneutic of continuity.(I exclude the sherry for which I never really developed a taste.)My prayers for all involved.

  • Andrew

    Now you're getting the right spirit!

  • catholic4areason

    I can hardly wait to be able to attend one of their liturgies! Is there going to be a directory somewhere to show where they're located? I dream of attending an Eastern Rite one as well. Here in North Dakota we're kinda short on this sort of thing.

  • Maine Catholic

    Vouchsafe! I love it!!

  • Anneg

    How about this one: Almighty God, unto Whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from Whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love Thee, and worthily magnify Thy holy Name: through Christ our Lord. Amen.I really miss that and can't wait. Praise God & Thank you BXVI

  • Brad

    Dry sherry? Extra stout!

  • Brad

    Dry sherry? Extra stout!

  • Shirley

    Send some of 'em to Canada, we need good priests here!

  • Denver

    Be more fully Catholic. Mix your dry sherry with Mexican brandy (e.g. Presidente).

  • Robert

    But what church buildings will they use?. Seems like the beautiful churches they left behind will take decades to recreate. Since the beautiful Gothic style churches are a thing of the past here in the US. I'm thinking of the beautiful Church in Rosemont PA, that the Ordinariate group had to leave behind. The Anglican USE Mass, won't look as good at all in a modern day style Catholic Church. And when will their liturgy be finalized, so I can go and purchase a hard copy of the Book of Divine Worship?. I'm glad to see them coming, but only hope they will not become just a regular Novus Ordo style group, that looses their traditions in the future. Like most of us have. They will need all the financial and spiritual support you can give them!.