Skip to comments.Holy See Approves First Liturgical Resources for Ordinariate
Posted on 03/07/2012 9:45:35 PM PST by marshmallow
The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has published a Decree permitting the use of the Revised Standard Version (Second Catholic Edition) for liturgical use in the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
This edition of the Holy Bible allows those Catholics originally from the Anglican tradition, to worship using a version of scripture which is familiar to them. It also promotes the English Bible tradition and recent efforts to renew Catholic liturgy with more accurate translations.
Alongside this, the Congregation has also approved and confirmed the Proper Liturgical Calendar of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, which retains certain celebrations in the Church year that are significant to those from the Anglican tradition. The Calendar reflects very closely the General Roman Calendar used across the Catholic Church in England & Wales, but also makes use of some older titles, such as 'Sundays after Trinity'.
These developments represent the first of the liturgical resources to be approved by the Holy See for former Anglicans who have entered the full communion of the Catholic Church.
In 2009, Pope Benedict XVI published the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, which allows 'groups of Anglicans' to come into communion with the Holy See, whilst retaining important aspects of their tradition and heritage.
Monsignor Keith Newton, the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, commented on the news:
"This is very welcome. For the Ordinariate to make a distinctive contribution to Catholic life and witness in England & Wales, these liturgical resources are essential. They show - as Pope Benedict has recently said - how traditions (small 't') can thrive within the wider Tradition (capital 'T') of the Catholic Church".
(Excerpt) Read more at ordinariate.org.uk ...
I wish I could hear the difference between the CRV and that used in the USA.
It is sad to me to hear Psalm 23, for instance to be read, spoken, or learned in any manner but the King James version. So much goes instantly missing and uncaptured in Sacred Scripture as we wile away the majesty and breadth of it all with the third grade reader level version in the US.
It is deeply grieving to endure such grave losses of language year after year in the Holy Mass. There seems to be no hope for restoration to beauty and piety and excellence in treatment of words and movement.
That's straight from the Sarum Rite.
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