[quote=lily628]A friend said he heard on the radio that Anglicans are considering joining the Catholic Church as a group. I’m guessing if this occurred, an Anglican rite would be formed that is similar to the current Eastern rite Catholic format.
I don’t know the details or whether this is accurate. Does anyone have information or articles about this? Do you think it’s probable?
I attended an evangelical Episcopal church for about 2 years, and I would be just thrilled if this Anglican-Catholic merger were to occur. What a testimony that would be to Christian unity!
I think I know of what you are speaking here, and while it’s interesting, I doubt much will come from it. For one thing (and this is not a killer on the whole idea) it’s next to impossible that Rome will be intersted in a corporate reunion. The rule is always individual submission, with respect to Anglcians. It’s been tried before.
And there already is an Anglican Rite in the RCC, the Anglican Rite Use under the pastoral provision. They use a sort of Novus Ordo form of the 1979 ECUSA prayer book. It is not wide spread (maybe 6-8 parishes) and will most likely be limited to this generation (there is no provision to provide ot train priests for Anglican Usage parishes, they are all convert Anglicans).