First fruits of Anglicanorum coetibus

At the site of the Ordinariate Portal there is a photo of one of the former Anglican Bishop saying his first Mass.  He is, of course, now a Catholic priest.

Fr. Andrew Burnham said Mass for the first time at the Oxford Oratory.

Note the Benedictine Arrangement of the altar.

I suspect that this photo gives you a sense of why liberals are lukewarm to hostile to the Holy Father’s provisions.

For a huge version of the same, click the image.

WDTPRS kudos to Fr. Burnham.

And Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity.

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  1. Magpie says:

    How beautiful holy obedience is.

  2. TJerome says:

    It’s also wonderful that the Church gained a priest who obviously has an affinity for beautiful vestments and proper liturgy. Brick by brick.

    ps: I understand that although the priests faces versus populum, at the Oratory, just like St. Peter’s the priest is celebrating ad orientem.

  3. irishgirl says:

    A picture that is worth a thousand good words!
    Congratulations to all three new priests!
    Deo Gratias!

  4. jlmorrell says:

    Is there any word yet on the Mass of the Ordinariate? Can we expect it to be basically the same as the Anglican Use already in existence in the Catholic Church? Will it be Ad Orientem? I’m very interested in knowing what to expect.

  5. kat says:

    When the Anglican clergy come over and get re-ordained as Catholic priests, do they have to spend some time in training in a Catholic seminary first? Is there a minimum time for that? What topics would be covered? Do Anglicans believe in the whole Catholic Faith even as Anglicans? Is schism and improper ordination the only difference between an Anglican clergyman and Catholic one?

    Thanks for answers!

  6. Fr Deacon Daniel says:

    God grant many happy and blessed years to Fr. Andrew Burnham!

  7. Centristian says:

    In my opinion, the Anglican Use liturgy is what the post-Vatican II reformed Mass ought to have been all along. If you ask me, had the reforms amounted to this, there wouldn’t be a traditionalist movement, today. There would be no need for one.

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