Rorate Caeli

For the record: Traditional names in the Anglican-Catholic calendar...

...of both the English and the American Personal Ordinariates:

The web site of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter has published its particular calendar and sanctorale. Like the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in England and Wales, this calendar has the following differences from the Roman Calendar:

-The term "Ordinary Time" is not used of the Sundays. Sundays following the Christmas season are named "Sundays After Epiphany", while the three Sundays before Ash Wednesday regaining their historic names of Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima.
-The Sundays following the Easter season and the feast of the Most Holy Trinity are named "Sundays After Trinity", according the practice of northern Catholicism in general and the Church of England in particular.
-The Rogation Days before the feast of the Ascension are restored.
-Observance of the Octave of Pentecost is restored (in vestments and propers, but using the weekday readings from the Roman Lectionary).
-The Ember Days, at their traditional times, are restored.
-The first Sunday of October is permitted to be used for a parish's dedication festival, if the date of the dedication is unknow

[Tip: Anglican Use news]


john said...

This is heartwarming. God bless them and protect their Ordinariate!

servusmariaen said...

So when can one expect the same to be done with the "Modern Roman Calendar"? Funny thing isn't it that the "Anglican Patrimony" in this regard is basically the reintroduction of tradition?

Isaac S. said...

I wonder if clergy in this new ordinariate will be allowed to pray "The Anglican Breviary" (with Catholic modifications for certain feasts such as Immaculate Conception). It follows the pre-1955 Roman Calendar and uses Sundays after Trinity after the manner of the ancient Serum Rite. It also contains rubrics that allow one to pray very close to the 1962 calendar.

MJ said...

Will the new liturgy be a modified version of the Sarum Use, or will it be an artificial rite based on the 1979 BCP?

confused Catholic said...

The Feast of Christ the King is the same as the novus ordo calendar (last Sunday in ordinary time before Advent) and still different from the Traditional Roman Calendar (the last Sunday of the month of October).

New Catholic said...

True. But even the "traditional" date is quite recent, right?...

Andrew said...

Don't forget the Sanctorale - with the following additions or promotions of the memorial.

12. St Benedict Biscop, Abbot

4. St Gilbert of Sempringham, Religious

1. St David, Bishop

4. The English Martyrs
19. Sts Dunstan, Ethelwold and Oswald, Bishops

9. St Columba, Abbot
16. St Richard of Chichester, Bishop
20. St Aiban, Protomartyr of England
22. Sts John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs
23. Sts Hilda, Etheldreda, Mildred and All Holy Nuns; St Paulinus of Nola, Bishop

9. Our Lady of the Atonement

30. Sts Margaret Clitherow, Anne Line, and Margaret Ward, Martyrs
31. Sts Aidan, Bishop, and the Saints of Lindisfarne

4. St Cuthbert, Bishop
19. St Theodore of Canterbury, Bishop, St Adrian, Abbot
24. Our Lady of Walsingham (feast)

9. Bl John Henry Newman, Priest
12. St Wilfrid
13. St Edward the Confessor

20. St Edmund, Martyr

Ferraiuolo said...

A sign of things to come?

Francis said...

New Catholic, I just sent a post in about the Good Friday prayers as anonymous by mistake. Sorry about that.

DefensorFidei said...

My understanding is that the traditional names may have been restored, but the readings for the "restored" dates are still the same as in the Novus Ordo Lectionary.

New Catholic said...

Yes, that is the case, which is most unfortunate.

P.K.T.P. said...

Hello? Is anybody home? Now that we have the good news, let's consider the other:

1. The propers permitted are those of the Novus Ordo. This is a slightly modified N.O. calendar, not the one proper to the Traditional Latin mass, the Sarum Mass, or any Anglican-Catholic Missal, such as the Anglican Missal of 1925. It's the N.O. lections in the three-year cycle. This Pope loves the N.O. Lectionary. That's what he loves most about the N.O. So now the Ordinariates will get it too. . . .

2. While the propers for this Novus Ordo will be in sacral English rather than the junk conversational English of NewMass (even in its corrected translation), they are to be taken NOT from a Catholic revison of the King James Bible (A.V.) but from the vastly inferior Revised Standard Version. So much for the Anglican patrimony. The A.V. stands at the acme of English culture. It is one of the formative texts of the English tongue. So they've tossed that in the trash. Who needs kultur?

3. While they do get to use the terms of Pre-Lententide, Trinitytide, Epiphanytide, the liturgies are those of the N.O. for those days. They do get the Rogation days back.

4. They get a few special saints' days, as would any local or proper calendar.

Welcome to the Novus Ordo!

It is an N.O. in sacral English (except for the Bugnini Offertory, which clashes with the rest in not being so). Dress up in spelendour a house filled with dry rot and you still have an unsould structure. Face east and fill the air with smells and bells but the texts are the problem However, he real issue is the Ordinary. No change there, I'm afraid. Not yet.

What we are seeing is the incorporation of the ordinariates into the Novus Disordo establishment.


gabriel said...

For some, it would seem, there can be no news which is good news.

These are all positive items: indeed, in terms of the Calendar and Sanctorale, it's hard to see how they could be better. Let's hope we get some reverse-fertilisation.

One disappointment is the approval for use of the 2nd Catholic edition of the RSV. This revision was made by Ignatius press, and while it embodies some positive changes (virgin for young woman in Isaiah 7:14 being the most significant), it also eliminated the use of thee as the second person singular form for God, which reduces the sacral distinctiveness of the Scriptures in English.

Matt said...

This is wonderful news. I've heard the SSPX say it's ALMOST like the Tridentine Missal in English. If one goes to one of these Ordinariate Masses, I'm sure it will be one of best (and most fulfilling) Masses in English. I look forward to getting one when it's published.

Once again though, we Romans are made to feel like we're step-children. The Anglican-use guys get a cool Missal reworked while ours is still banal and stale. Yeah, we got a language upgrade, but now what? That's it?

Even though the Holy Father said we have the right to have it, we have to go begging to have Tridentine Masses. Is this what the Church thinks of the Faithful, here are a few crumbs, now shut up? tsk tsk tsk


George said...

The liturgy that you are describing is the Book of Divine Worship, which was for the "pastoral provision" former-Anglican parishes in the United States. It is my impression that the ordinariate will have a _different_ liturgy which has not yet been determined. Please don't sound so gloomy just yet!

Matt said...

P.K.T.P., Gabriel:

Thanks for pointing out these technicalities. I suppose this is why the SSPX said "almost" regarding this new Anglican-use Missal.

It does seem as though the present Magisterium does have a nefarious agenda.

I don't see how the Holy Father is going to succeed at trying to re-introduce Tradtion by words alone, and yet continues to implement revisionist Catholicism concretely.


Van Knackular said...

Who'd have thought that a bunch of ex-prots would make me smile! LOL A wonderful example to the Church.


Woody said...

A commission of priests and lay specialists from both Ordinariates is working on the new liturgical texts under rhe leadership of Msgr Andrew Burnham, one of the former C of E bishops who has published in this area before. His Manual of Anglo-Catholic Devotion is very food, although probably not to the style of TLM purists. I use i myself. I hear that the first product of the commission work will be a volume, presumably ad experimentum, entitled The Walsiingham Customary, to be unlisted this June, and which can be per-ordered from Amazon. I hear that it is expected that final approval from Rome is expected in three to five years.