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No Ordinary Year for the U.S. Anglican Ordinariate

January 10th, 2013, Promulgated by Bernie
Good Shepherd church, Henrietta

Local Ordinariate’s Fellowship of Saint Alban worships in the old Church of the Good Shepherd in Henrietta.

The local church of the Ordinariate in Rochester is the Fellowship of Saint Alban located at the Church of the Good Shepherd (Saint Marianne Cope Parish) in Henrietta. (Map)

WASHINGTON — When Father Scott Hurd, vicar general of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter — a home in the Catholic Church for former Episcopalians and Traditional Anglicans — reflects back on 2012, he points to a period of rapid and exciting growth marking its first year of existence.

On New Year’s Day 2012, Pope Benedict XVI erected the Ordinariate, which allows former Anglicans to retain certain treasured traditions within the Catholic Church. It was created in accord with Anglicanorum Coetibus, the Pope’s apostolic constitution permitting former Anglicans to come into the Church corporately instead of as individuals…

…Newspapers have since featured stories of former Episcopal churches being received into the Catholic Church as groups in beautiful Masses that included Vatican-approved prayers that they had long cherished from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, a landmark of the English language…

…As of late December, the Ordinariate included 1,600 laypeople, 28 priests and 36 communities. There are 69 additional applications from men who hope to become Catholic priests of the Ordinariate…

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2 Responses to “No Ordinary Year for the U.S. Anglican Ordinariate”

  1. Ben Anderson says:

    linking to yahoo maps? anathema! (jk)

    Their rss feed is here:

    pretty interesting stuff.

  2. annonymouse says:

    I have to believe that, as the Anglican Communion continues to embrace more fully the contemporary culture – “this world” – this ordinariate will continue to grow. The news this week that the Washington National Cathedral will begin to offer “wedding” ceremonies for same-sex couples must be extremely troubling indeed for many Episcopalians/Anglicans.

    I should think many orthodox Episcopalian believers must feel like their church has abandoned them and are in search of a new home, and this ordinariate ought to be very attractive to them. We should continue to welcome them warmly into the Church.

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