Skip to comments.First Catholic service for centuries to be celebrated in chapel of King Henry VIII
Posted on 01/05/2016 6:26:53 PM PST by NKP_Vet
The first Roman Catholic service for more than 450 years is to be celebrated in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.
First Catholic service for centuries to be celebrated in chapel of King Henry VIII.
The Queen, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, recorded her 2010 Christmas broadcast in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace The first Roman Catholic service for more than 450 years is to be celebrated in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.
Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Nichols will celebrate Vespers and the Bishop of London, Dean of the Chapel Royal, will preach in Henry VIII's chapel, built by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey in the early 16th century but taken from Wolsey by the King and rebuilt.
Henry VIII broke with Rome and established the Church of England after Wolsey failed to secure his annulment from Catherine of Aragon. Henry's third wife Jane Seymour gave birth to his only son Prince Edward at Hampton Court. His fifth wife Catherine Howard is said to haunt the palace, where she had faced accusations of adultery. The King married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court.
The Genesis Foundation and the Choral Foundation are working together to make the service possible, as the first Latin Rite of the Catholic Church to be celebrated since the 1550s at the Chapel Royal.
A spokesman described it as "an unprecedented coming together of the Catholic and Anglican churches on such an historically important site".
The Vespers will be dedicated to St John the Baptist, remembering the origins of the chapel as built by Cardinal Wolsey on the site of a former chapel of the Knights of St John Hospitaller.
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That’s silly. The world has moved on from 500 years ago. But that mentality is why people don’t often make a such overtures.
it isn’t accepted with a spirit of thankful friendship, it’s only seen as a step in retaking control.
We all know who will be turning in his grave......
Well, Henry showed every sign of being a devout Catholic for many years, so I guess it’s appropriate.
You have to admire their sense of humor.
I am Henry the eighth, I am, Henry the eighth I am, I am.
Henry VIII, the original host of “Queen For A Day”!
What did Kermit the Frog, Henry the VIII and Smokey the Bear all have in common?
You all abdicate, hmmm?
They all have the same middle name.
HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH!!!!! same middle name....HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!
Yep, it's easy to get nice churches when you steal them.
"We stole your property, but now we're going to show how nice we are by allowing you to use it one time."
Uhhh, gee thanks?!?
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