Anglican Use Parishes


#1

For those interested in Anglican use parishes here is a very nice url:

anglicanuse.org/

From their home page:

"…This site is sponsored by the Anglican Use Society. The Society was established at the end of 2003 by a group of interested laity and clergy to achieve several goals.*

To promote the hope, as expressed by the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council, that legitimate elements of the patrimony of piety of many who are separated from the Roman Catholic Church will find a home in a future, reunited Church. With respect to the Anglican Communion, Pope Paul VI spoke of its “unique standing.”

To promote an understanding of the special pastoral provision of Pope John Paul II for the Anglican Usage of the Roman Rite both within and outside of the Roman Catholic Church (pastoralprovision.org/about.html)).

To encourage outreach to members of the Anglican Communion seeking union with the Roman Catholic Church as provided in the special pastoral provision for the Anglican Usage of the Roman Rite.* The special pastoral provision for Anglicans in the Roman Catholic Church provides for the erection of “common identity” personal parishes preserving the distinctive character of Anglican worship and parish life.

To join with Catholics and Anglicans to promote the Anglican Usage as a way to facilitate union with Rome among members of the Anglican Communion.

To encourage the usage of the Book of Divine Worship. The Book of Divine Worship has been approved for the use of “common identity” congregations in the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. This book is based on the1979 Book of Common Prayer (ECUSA) with some prayers from the Sacramentary used in the Roman Catholic Church.* The use of this book is what is commonly referred to as the “Anglican Use”. It includes the Mass, the Daily Office, the Psalter, the Daily Office Lectionary, the Litany, Propers, and Offices for Baptism, Matrimony, and Burial; *******


To encourage the regular use of the Book of Divine Worship by its members as part of their daily prayers by incorporating the forms from Morning and Evening Prayer."

anglicanuse.org/


#2

"There are, at present, six parishes in the USA now using the Anglican Use liturgy. … These parishes are in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, but permitted to have their own distinctive liturgy and also permitted to follow their own customs at Mass."
Catholic Information Network, (CIN)

The Order of Mass,according to The Book of Divine Worship


#3

This webpage from Our Lady of the Atonement Parish in San Antonio, TX has a video clip from an Anglican Use Liturgy (click on the “Watch Trailer” hyperlink in the webpage).


#4

My old Episcopal Church would be tempted to do this, but their diocese would probably try to seize the Church building.


#5

[quote=Matt16_18]“There are, at present, six parishes in the USA now using the Anglican Use liturgy. … These parishes are in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, but permitted to have their own distinctive liturgy and also permitted to follow their own customs at Mass.”
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Do you have a link to the locations? Is there one in California?


#6

There used to be one here in Las Vegas. I went once, long before I moved here, but it’s been shut down for whatever reason. Too bad! I would have loved to join that parish. The Anglican Use is a lovely Mass.


#7

There used to be one here in Las Vegas. I went once, long before I moved here, but it’s been shut down for whatever reason.

There is a reason, of course.

No priests are being trained in the Anglican Use, all of their priests are former Episcopalian priests, and as they retire or die, they’re replaced with ordinary diocesan priests if another Episcopal priest convert can’t be found.


#8

[quote=Kielbasi]There is a reason, of course.

No priests are being trained in the Anglican Use, all of their priests are former Episcopalian priests, and as they retire or die, they’re replaced with ordinary diocesan priests if another Episcopal priest convert can’t be found.
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Here, they never had an Anglican convert, just a Latin Rite priest. He only said one Mass there each week and was assigned elsewhere to another church.


#9

I belong to OLA in SA and just love it. My understanding is that an Episcopal Parish in Scranton Pa will join the Catholic Church and become an AU Parish too.


#10

[quote=Ignatius]Do you have a link to the locations?
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Click here: Pastoral Provision


#11

[quote=Matt16_18]Click here: Pastoral Provision
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That site is at least slightly out of date. Specifically, Good Shepherd, in Columbia SC, once an AU parish, has been a regular NO parish for several years. It does currently host an indult Latin Tridentine Mass. But the AU is gone.

GKC


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