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posted Jul 23, 2012, 2:48 PM by Rochester Ordinariate   [ updated Jul 23, 2012, 2:54 PM ]
This month, we have seen the release of the Newly approved liturgical texts for Marriages and funerals, which turned out quite nicely.  Here is a little sample of the wife's vow.

I, N, take thee, N, to my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this 
day forward, for better, for worse: for richer, for poorer; in sickness
and in health; to love, cherish, and to obey, till death us do part,
according to God's holy law; and thereto I give thee my troth.

While I was rooting for the Sarum vow...

I N. take thee N. to my wedded husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to be bonnair and buxom, in bed and board till death us depart, if holy Church will it permit, and thereto I plight thee my troth.

...you can't always get what you want.  There is still plenty of troth plighting elsewhere in the Ordinariate usage, so I am content.

In the land of Oz, the recently appointed Ordinary, Fr. Harry Entwistle, gave a nice talk at the Melbourne Information day, which can be read here.  There is a nice analogy about the growth of the church being agricultural in order to be long lived.  
Above: Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett, Bishop Peter Elliott, Fr Harry Entwistle, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe and Bishop Donald Sproxton
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