Though a loyal Catholic, I feel that the Anglican liturgical tradition is one of the great treasures of Western civilization. I can only get my “fix,” so to speak, by attending High Mass at the local Episcopal cathedral (The Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, New York, for those who may be interested), to which I sometimes venture after attending early-morning Sunday Mass with my family at our regular parish. Upon hearing about the Anglican Use phenomenon, I was, of course, overjoyed, for it represents a magnificent fusion of the Roman with the Anglican. Sadly, the nearest Anglican Use church is in Rochester, which is easily a day’s journey away from me, so it seems as if I will have to content myself with my occasional Episcopalian dalliances :D.
My question is more theoretical than anything: Hypothetically, is it possible for a run-of-the-mill Latin-Rite-since-its-inception Catholic church to adopt an Anglican Use structure, however unlikely that may be? Though I sadly do not count on ever being able to attend Evensong at my local parish (or, for that matter, sing “And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time” on St. George’s Day ), I suppose I can “dare to dream.”