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posted Dec 12, 2012, 7:19 AM by Rochester Ordinariate   [ updated Dec 13, 2012, 11:43 AM ]
Gaudete in Domino semper: iterum dico gaudete. Modestia vestra nota sit omnibus hominibus: Dominus enim prope est. Nihil solliciti sitis: sed in omni oratione petitiones vestrae innotescant apud Deum. — Benedixisti, Domine, terram tuam: acertisti captivitatem Iacob. 

Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men: for the Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing: but in every thing by prayer let your requests be made known unto God. Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.

(Translation from the English Missal)

This week at the Fellowship is a little different.  On Friday, Dec. 14, a few of us will meet in the afternoon to have a clean/organize/building day at Good Shepherd church.  Hopefully we can spruce up the place a bit to show our appreciation to our hosting parish.  This will be followed by:

+ December 14th: Lessons and Carols at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Irondeqoit. Arrive at 6pm for meeting and preparation.  Service begins at 7pm.  The program for the service is linked here.

+ December 16th: Gaudete Sunday.  A few of us are off to the Great White North for Mass with the Torontoians!  Their Anglican Use mass begins at 1:45pm at Sacré-Coeur Church, 381 Sherbourne St., Toronto, Canada.  We will not have Evensong in Rochester that Sunday.  Some members of the Oshawa Anglican Use group intend to join us as a greater Lake Ontario get together.

Update: Big news from England: Eleven Anglican sisters have decided to join the UK ordinariate, and will form a new community therein.  The Mother Superior's letter is posted on our Letters/Articles page.

Update 2:  Dcn. Cornelius posts a thoughtful piece on the Catholic Church and the American political system here.  

The prestigious Economist magazine published an article aptly titled A traditionalist avant-garde, where the Ordinariate was described: "Dozens of Anglican priests have “crossed the Tiber” from the heavily ritualistic “smells and bells” high-church wing."