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News from the Ordinariate

News from the Ordinariate

Bernard Coombs brings us the latest news from the Ordinariate of Our
Lady of Walsingham.


Advent 2011 begins the first new
liturgical year of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. As work
continues on the liturgical use of the Ordinariates, certain forms of service
have been permitted ad interim. Amongst these are Morning and Evening Prayer as
these have developed in the Anglican tradition. This Ordo provides an interim
Calendar and Lectionary for the celebration of these Offices. The Calendar is
in conformity with the General Roman Calendar as complemented by the Calendar
of a particular Church, in this case the interim Calendar of the Ordinariate of
Our Lady of Walsingham. It should be noted that, where the Ordo prescribes celebrations
not in the General Roman Calendar or in the National Calendar for England of
the Catholic Church in England and Wales, these celebrations have only interim
authority. It should also be noted that, at this point, no decision has been
taken – and indeed may never be taken – which would significantly modify the
provision of the General Roman Calendar nor of the National Calendar for

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