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In celebration of the Holy See's vision for Christian Unity

On February 1st, Septuagesima, the chancery building for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter will be dedicated. The new ordinariate missal Divine Worship is also due to be presented at that time.

And a mere week later, on Sexegesima, all three ordinaries of the Personal Ordinariates will gather in London to celebrate a solemn Evensong & Benediction in celebration of the Holy See's vision for Christian Unity, of which the Ordinariates are a key part.

Please pray for the Ordinaries and all the people of the Ordinariate and the unity of all Christians.


New Chancery Building to Be Dedicated February 1 for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

The dedication of the Chancery of The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter is scheduled for Sunday, February 1, 2015, at 4 p.m. The Chancery is located behind and adjacent to Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church at 7730 Westview Drive in Houston. The dedication will begin with the service of Choral Evensong in the parish.

Earlier that day, Mass will be celebrated at 11:15 a.m. at Our Lady of Walsingham in the presence of His Eminence William Cardinal Levada, who will also officiate at the formal service of dedication.

Our Lady of Walsingham is the principal parish of the Ordinariate, which was established on January 1, 2012, by Pope Benedict XVI as a vehicle for bringing Anglicans and Episcopalians in the United States and Canada into full communion with the Catholic Church. Our Holy Father Pope Francis has embraced and expanded the mission of the Ordinariate to take part fully in the New Evangelization of the Church.

The Ordinariate includes parishes, communities, clergy, and fellowships throughout the United States and Canada, under the leadership of Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson, our Ordinary. Companion Ordinariates were also established by the Holy See in England and in Australia. For more information, please contact the Ordinariate office at 713 609-9292.





Over the past few weeks we have begun to make articles from past issues of Anglican Embers available to visitors to the web site. Over the 9 years that Anglican Embers was published, many fine articles were printed, and we hope to eventually make all of these available, as time permits. Visit the Embers page and just click on the linked articles in the Table of Contents for each issue.


At the August 18, 2013 Annual Meeting, the Society published its annual fiscal report, which you can download here.

What is the Anglican Use Society?

Established at the end of 2003 by a group of interested laity and clergy, The Anglican Use Society is dedicated to:

  • Increase knowledge and understanding of the personal Ordinariates erected under the terms of Anglicanorum coetibus, the Apostolic Constitution issued by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, and support the Ordinaries in their mission of gathering Anglicans into communion with Holy See.
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of the special Pastoral Provision of Pope John Paul II for the Anglican Usage of the Roman Rite (http://www.pastoralprovision.org). (Now under the leadership of the Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann, Ecclesiastical Delegate for the Pastoral Provision and Bishop of Ft. Worth)
  • Support existing Personal Parishes of the Anglican Use, all Pastoral Provision congregations, and to encourage the formation for the Catholic Church of new common identity congregations of the Anglican Use.
  • Encourage and support converts to the Catholic Church geographically distant from an Anglican Use congregation.
  • Maintain Anglican Use identity through the daily use of The Book of Divine Worship for personal prayer and through fellowship and common prayer with like-minded Catholics in close proximity to each other .
  • Promote the solidarity of Catholics and catholic minded Anglicans wherever they may be found. Those Anglicans who are not yet in full communion with Mother Church are invited to join the Society as Associate Members and to work together with this apostolate to promote the unity of all Catholics with the Holy See.



Joseph G. Blake
President of the Anglican Use Society

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