On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, at 7:30 PM we celebrated the North American Ordinariate’s Sixth Feast of Title and Dedication on the Feast of St. Peter. The Solemn High Mass was in the Divine Worship form of the Roman Rite, promulgated by the Vatican in 2015 for the use of the Ordinariates, with Gregorian and Anglican chants as well as beautiful hymns. This third form (in addition to the Ordinary and Extraordinary forms of the Roman Rite) restores traditions of English Catholicism and brings treasures from five hundred years of Anglican liturgical life to the Church’s Lex Orandi, all in reverent and beautiful “Prayer Book English.”
We were honored to have as homilist, Father David Barnes, Boston University’s Catholic Chaplain and an old friend of our local Ordinariate community of Saint Gregory the Great. He has a popular blog, A Shepherd’s Post.
A reception followed during which copies of Divine Worship: The Missal, and Divine Worship: Occasional Services were presented to Father Bradford by Kevin McDermott. Father Bradford wishes to thank The Most Reverend Steven J. Lopes, Bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, members of the Chancery, and all who had a hand in making this wonderful gift possible. Their kindness and support is very much appreciated.
Here are some photos from the evening and the poster for the Mass: