Thursday, July 05, 2012

Ordinariate Watch: Liturgical texts issued for ordinariates of former Anglicans

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has promulgated the first liturgical texts for personal ordinariates of former Anglicans who have been received into full communion with the Catholic Church under the terms of Pope Benedict’s apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus.

Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, until recently the Congregation’s secretary, and Father Uwe Michael Lang, author of Turning Towards the Lord: Orientation in Liturgical Prayer, assisted in the development of the texts.

“We welcome with gratitude these texts, which bring into Catholic liturgical life some of the most beloved and memorable texts in the Book of Common Prayer,” said Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary for the Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter, which is located in the United States. “These texts have blessed and comforted generations of English-speaking Christians and will be deeply appreciated in the Ordinariate communities.” Read more

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