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Epiphany III, 2014

posted Jan 25, 2014, 6:16 AM by Rochester Ordinariate   [ updated Jan 25, 2014, 6:40 AM ]

Sunday, January 26, 3pm, 

Third Sunday following Epiphany

Sung mass according to the Ordinariate's Use of the Roman Rite


Music for the day:


Processional: 376 “Come down, O Love divine” (Down Ampney)

Sequence: 153, v. 1, “Christ, whose glory fills the skies” (Ratisbon)

Offertory: 396 “The Church’s one foundation” (Aurelia)

Recessional: 566 “Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult” (St Oswald)

Organ voluntary: Fantasia and Fugue in G (C. H. H. Parry)


Readings for the day follow the Roman lectionary, in the Revised Standard Edition (CE):


Today concludes the Octave for Christian Unity - a week having special significance for the Ordinariate, both because unity is at the core of our mission, and because the Graymoor friars initiated it.  The friars are fellow New Yorkers, and ironically a number of us were at their friary during deliberations about the Apostolic Constitution. The Father Founder would speak about the Octave in later years and say that "the first fruits of the Octave was the acceptance of the Society into the Roman Catholic Church" in 1909.


The intentions for the various days may be read here: 


Prayers for this last day are:


That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in me and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that Thou hast sent me. 

V. I say unto thee, thou art Peter; 
R. And upon this rock I will build my Church. 

Today's intention is that missionary zeal will conquer the world for Christ.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who saidst unto Thine Apostles: Peace I leave you, My peace I give to you; regard not our sins, but the faith of Thy Church, and grant unto her that peace and unity which are agreeable to Thy Will; Who livest and reignest ever, one God, world without end. Amen.


Coming to our present times, Fr. Hunwicke has a number of insightful and provocative posts about Christian Unity on his blog.  See here for an overview.  See here, and here, and here, and here to see him seizing forcefully, and with gusto, the third rail in the Catholic Church (that is, the SSPX).  Finally, he address concerns and scruples of Anglican clergy about the ordination question that has been so often used as an argument for refusing the Ordinariate, given here and here and here.


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