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Mutual Enrichment, Anglican Patrimony, and the Ordinariate

December 27th, 2012, Promulgated by Bernie

An article by Matthew Alderman I ran across this morning on the New Liturgical Movement website:

Fr. Bartus, an avid reader of The New Liturgical Movement, sends along this item:

“Fr. Andrew Bartus, ordained in July as a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, has received an ordination gift of a set of exquisite white-and-gold Spanish-style vestments. Designed and gifted by Garry South, of Los Angeles, whose hobby for more than 25 years has been designing traditional vestments, the chasuble is modeled on the shape and ornamentation of a 19th century Spanish set.

“The set will be inaugurated at the Christmas Mass at Blessed John Henry Newman Catholic Church in Santa Ana, California, Fr. Bartus’s Ordinariate congregation that worships using the Anglican Use texts approved by the Vatican for former Anglicans that are received into the Catholic Church.

“South’s interest in vestment design was sparked when he converted from the Evangelical and Pentecostal tradition of his youth to the Episcopal Church, and lived for several years in…   

Read the full article here. And, see more pictures!

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6 Responses to “Mutual Enrichment, Anglican Patrimony, and the Ordinariate”

  1. avatar raymondfrice says:

    Just a little bit too theatrical/Broadway for me especially if it was a solemn High Mass!! I think it would distract from the essence of the Mass and certainly would hardly image the picture that I have of Christ and the priest who is to reflect Christ. Unless this were to reflect the glorified Christ Who I don’t think will be clothed this sumptuously.

  2. avatar Bernie says:

    Hi raymondrice: I doubt I can get you -and my sister and a host of close relatives and friends- to think differently about this, but do give this link a peek. 🙂
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV-S-ouaoks&feature=player_embedded

  3. avatar Giovanni says:

    Bernie, the vestments in the link you provided look beautiful. Nice article… thank’s for sharing!

  4. avatar raymondfrice says:

    Back about 1960, a generous donor left Father Raymond Moore , procurator at St Bernards Seminary, the sum of $10,000.00 to buy vestments for himself. He bought one set of vestments for solemn high Mass and all the money went for this one set. It was made of gold thread and when after being worn, it had to be stored in a special repository.
    It was incredibly beautiful but it always bothered me when I thought of the number of people who could have been fed with this money. Beauty, yes!! Extravagance, no!

  5. avatar Bernie says:

    Vatican II DOES caution that while beauty is necessary in all things liturgical, sumptuous display for the purpose of sumptuous display must be avoided. What that means in practical terms is subject to interpretation -one man’s meat is another man’s poison (Cistercian plainness vs. full blown Baroque).

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