Traditional Anglo-Papist

21 July 2006

Anglican Missal

My attention has been draw to an on-going discussion on the Anglican Missal on a number of blogs. To be inclusive I will link to two articles in particular:

From Western Orthodoxy blog comes Protestantism vs Anglican Missal

From the Blog of Common Prayer comes Incompatibility of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer and the Anglican Missal

My question quite simply is: who said that the Missal tradition was in anyway compatible with either the Western Orthodox tradition or the Prayer Book tradition? It is quite plainly the western tradition made accessible for English Catholics in a post Latin culture. IMHO, what Vatican II should have done!


  • Just so. However, this then raises the question: Is there a single Continuing jurisdiction where Anglo-Papalists are formally tolerated; that is, where their liturgical and devotional practices would not be prescribed? The English Missal is illegal in both the A.C.A. and A.C.C., to the best of my knowledge. Too, the A.C.A. requires the recitation of the B.C.P. offices.

    By Blogger Paul Goings, at Saturday, July 22, 2006 3:56:00 AM  

  • I imagine there are several jurisdictions that would allow the unfettered use of English Missal, Breviary, etc. Although officially the 1928 BCP is the standard, together with American and Anglican Missals. And the Anglican Missal can certainly be celebrated with the Gregorian Canon in a manner indistinguishable from the English Missal. This has certainly been done in my former (Province of Christ the King) and current jurisdiction (Diocese of the Holy Cross). Any problem would be with parishioners, not hierarchy. But if they are on board, there should be no problem.

    And as regards private recitation of the Office, I have seen Continuing Church priests use everything from Liturgy of the Hours, Latin old Roman Breviary, and all different BCPs.

    Fr Robert Bader, SSC

    By Blogger frbader, at Wednesday, July 26, 2006 5:57:00 PM  

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