Saturday, March 05, 2011

The national and local status of the Anglican Ordinariate

Many Anglicans world-wide, and Episcopalians in the United States have questioned the rationale and legitimacy of the decisions by those in power to allow women priests, homosexual civil unions/marriage, homosexual clergy, and the overall embrace of militant liberalism and secularism.

More than a few of the Anglican Communion's clergy and laity have taken advantage of Pope Benedict XVI invitation for Christian unity under the auspices of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus.

Under the provisions of the Anglican Ordinariate, the Anglicans/Episcopalians will retain their bishops, priests, Book of Common Prayer, as well as their liturgy.

The traditional Anglican liturgy is very similar to the Catholic Tridentine Latin Mass, except that it has a mix of Latin and Elizabethan English.

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