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Ordinariate Unveils Mass that Draws on Cranmer
The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/11/13

Posted on 10/11/2013 1:56:46 PM PDT by marshmallow

A new text for the Catholic Mass which integrates centuries old Anglican prayers into the Roman Rite was officially introduced in a London church on Thursday.

The new liturgy, known as the Ordinariate Use, has been devised for the personal ordinariates – the structures set up by Benedict XVI to allow Anglicans to enter into full communion with the Pope, while preserving elements of their distinctive Anglican liturgical and pastoral traditions.

The Mass, at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street, was celebrated by the leader – or Ordinary – of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Monsignor Keith Newton. It was offered in honour of the patron of the Ordinariate, Blessed John Henry Newman, whose feast was on October 9.

It began with words from the Church of England’s Book of Common Prayer, first unveiled by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer in 1549: “Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires are known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee and worthily magnify thy holy Name.”

Traditional elements of the Roman Rite, such as the Last Gospel and the preparatory Prayers at the Foot of the Altar, options within the Ordinariate Use, were also included.

The sermon was preached by Monsignor Andrew Burnham, Assistant to the Ordinary and a member of the special working party set up by Rome which devised the new Use.

In his sermon, Mgr Burnham said: “Have we, in the Ordinariate, dreamed up our very own ‘hermeneutic of rupture’? Certainly, we have broken away from the Church of England, in which most of us had spent most of our lives. We have broken away too from the trajectory.......

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1 posted on 10/11/2013 1:56:46 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

THis like pre reformation prayer right Marshmallow


2 posted on 10/11/2013 2:03:09 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: marshmallow; Alex Murphy; HarleyD; metmom

And yet another Roman Catholic denomination!

What are we up to? 40,001?


3 posted on 10/11/2013 2:04:10 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: SevenofNine; marshmallow

No, Cranmer was an Archbishop of the Church of England after they split from the Roman Catholic Church.

This makes the use of his translation, which I understand is considered particularly beautiful, a bit of a historic irony.


4 posted on 10/11/2013 2:08:01 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: Gamecock

It is not a denomination, it is a rite, a way of offering Holy Mass which has developed organically over hundreds or thousands of years. The action is the same, the prayers and their order differ somewhat. They are all in communion with Rome, and the Head of the Church is Jesus.


5 posted on 10/11/2013 2:48:53 PM PDT by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: SevenofNine

This one is pre-Reformation, from the Sarum Rite:

“Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires are known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee and worthily magnify thy holy Name.”

Cranmer didn’t write it, although he translated it.


6 posted on 10/11/2013 3:37:40 PM PDT by Claud
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To: pbear8; Gamecock

Don’t mind Gamecock, he’s just anxious for the Presbyterian Ordinariate. Not so much for the liturgy, but for the ability to hurl anathemas like an imperious medieval Pontiff.

;)


7 posted on 10/11/2013 3:43:56 PM PDT by Claud
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To: Claud

On many levels, that is funny.


8 posted on 10/11/2013 4:14:22 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: Gamecock

This is not a denomination. It’s part of the Catholic Church.


9 posted on 10/11/2013 4:24:54 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: marshmallow
Ordinariate Unveils Mass that Draws on Cranmer

Cranmer's first draft, I hope.

10 posted on 10/11/2013 4:42:01 PM PDT by Oratam (Thank you St. Jude!)
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To: Tax-chick
Ironic perhaps, but in some ways typical. I was having a conversation with a person here in my town who was saying that they liked a particular Mass because they used traditional Catholic music, like A Mighty Fortress Is Our God and Amazing Grace. What does it mean when Catholics who want tradition turn to the music of Luther and Wesleyans? Similarly, Cranmer would likely not recognize the current Anglican communion as even a little bit Christian, and would probably find the modern Catholic Church a bit too Protestant for his tastes.
11 posted on 10/11/2013 4:43:20 PM PDT by cothrige
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To: vladimir998

A rose by any other name.....


12 posted on 10/11/2013 7:06:22 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: Gamecock

“A rose by any other name.....”

A rose is a rose. By analogy, this is not A rose. This is PART of THE rose. It’s a shame anti-Catholic bigotry keeps so many Protestants from thinking clearly.


13 posted on 10/11/2013 7:16:40 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Tax-chick

Quite beautiful. His matrimonial prayers and funeral prayers are wonderful, treasures of the English language. Like Luther, Cranmer was a master of his native language.


14 posted on 10/11/2013 9:36:36 PM PDT by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: cothrige

Given the beauty of Mozart’s music, to give but one example,yes. Why no one has taken the trouble to translate the Latin verses is something I find amazing. Shows the huge vanity of the modernists that they refuse to make the attempt.


15 posted on 10/11/2013 9:42:27 PM PDT by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: Tax-chick
I've read he stuck the hand that wrote that beautiful translation, the hand that also wrote the recantation of his faith that inspired the beautiful translation into the fire first.

I don't think he thought it was ironic.

16 posted on 10/11/2013 9:44:48 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: cothrige

Because those Christian hymms are very much beloved.


17 posted on 10/12/2013 3:37:00 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Lakeshark

The appreciation of irony requires detachment, and that can’t be expected of those in the throes of the situation.


18 posted on 10/12/2013 4:17:41 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: marshmallow

I thought the New Mass was already taken from the Anglican service at the time of Vatican II.


19 posted on 10/12/2013 5:35:02 AM PDT by piusv
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To: Tax-chick
So, is it ironic that the man burned at the stake as a heretic now has his words used in worship by the church that burned him centuries earlier?

There may be a better word, but I'll go with it.

20 posted on 10/12/2013 6:37:14 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Lakeshark

I supposed you could say “morbidly ironic,” but if you can suggest a better term, I’m open to it. There’s a whole Unabridged Dictionary out there ...


21 posted on 10/12/2013 8:10:56 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: Biggirl

Beloved, yes, but not Catholic. Why does the Catholic Church despise its own beautiful history and heritage? Why is there no Catholic music in Catholic churches? It is, in my opinion, a sin that modern Catholics actually think they have to turn to Luther for traditional spiritual music. And it is not their sin, but the sin of those who abuse them this way by refusing to allow them to taste of their own spiritual heritage.


22 posted on 10/12/2013 11:31:25 AM PDT by cothrige
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To: cothrige

Problem is that some of the comtempary Catholic songs are not that great either. Bether to get a beloved Christian hymm than some of the much more contempary Catholic songs.


23 posted on 10/12/2013 12:33:51 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Contemporary Catholic songs? No, they are crap. But there are numerous traditional Catholic hymns which are beautiful, and most churches never use them. When they want traditional hymns they go to Luther and other such people. It is silly. Catholics should be able to at least participate in their own patrimony.


24 posted on 10/12/2013 1:22:56 PM PDT by cothrige
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