Monday, June 06, 2011

Another nice surprise for the upcoming American ordinariate
In Maryland like Mt Calvary, Baltimore
+Welcome to St. Luke’s Ordinariate Catholic Community website! It is with great joy St. Luke’s announces its intention to join the Personal Ordinariate of the Roman Catholic Church. We have been discerning the leading of the Holy Spirit since the Holy Father’s announcement of Anglicanorum cœtibus in October of 2009. Since that time we have been in close dialogue with both the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and the Archdiocese of Washington.

Over the next few months the people of St. Luke’s Ordinariate Catholic Community will undergo formal preparation to become Roman Catholics. This formal preparation will take place at St. Luke’s primarily on Sundays at 9:00am, and on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm. If you are interested in joining the people of St. Luke’s on this journey you are encouraged and welcomed to attend.

We are deeply grateful to Cardinal Wuerl and to Bishop Chane for their support throughout this discernment. We look forward to continuing to worship in the Anglican tradition, while at the same time being in full communion with the Holy See of Peter.

These are exciting times! We will endeavor to keep you up to date with any information concerning our community and with the Ordinariate. Please browse through our website for the latest information.

Of course I hope by ‘worship in the Anglican tradition’ they mean ‘worship in the American Anglo-Catholic tradition’, the American Missal’s hybrid Tridentine Mass/US 1928 BCP, or the Knott Missal just translating the Tridentine Mass, or both. Like the Antiochian WRO.

Auburn Traycik reports:
A multi-cultural, Anglo-Catholic congregation of some 100 members just outside the District of Columbia.

Remarkably, though, Washington Episcopal Bishop John Chane has also registered support for St. Luke’s Romeward move; in fact, he earlier encouraged the parish to consider becoming Roman Catholic, Fr. Mark Lewis said. Nor did the liberal prelate stop there: Further defying the norm in TEC, Chane (who retires later this year) also eschewed legal hostilities and instead hammered out a property agreement with the exiting congregation.

The agreement (the exact terms of which are not being publicly disclosed) provides for the parish to lease its property with a purchase option. Thus, the congregation will continue to worship at its current location at 4006 53rd Street, Bladensburg, as it prepares for reception into the Roman Catholic Church later this year, while Fr. Lewis begins the process that will likely lead to his ordination as a Catholic priest.
I defend all faiths’ right to their property but kudos to Bishop Chane for being a gentleman.

From Dr Tighe.

Photo from the Bovina Bloviator.

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