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Thursday, 3 January 2013

Epiphany Eventide - Toronto Anglican Ordinariate


Something beautiful is happening in Toronto in the liturgy and the worship of Our Lord - the Anglican Ordinariate. Each Sunday, there is a Mass according to the Anglican Use that any Roman Catholic can attend and receive the Holy Eucharist fulfilling one's Sunday Obligation. We have in Oshawa the Sodality of the Good Shepherd and in Toronto, the Toronto Anglican Use Sodality which will soon have its own named Patron Saint. Their blogs, in addition to Peregrinations - A Canadian view of Anglican Catholic Issues have now been listed prominently on the left side to easily access their news and their apostolates.

The Church Building
Good Shepherd Church, Oshawa
The Toronto Anglican Use Sodality now has a Sung Mass weekly in traditional sacral language on Sundays at 1:45 pm at Sacré-Coeur Church (Sherbourne at Carlton). Why not consider sharing in the beauty of patrimonial texts and music to worship God in the unity of the Catholic faith but in this beautiful English tradition with its roots in the Sarum Rite. All Catholics may fulfill their Sunday obligation at this afternoon Mass and visitors are most welcome to receive a blessing and join for fellowship afterwards. A childrens' programme is provided during the Liturgy of the Word. The choir is simply glorious and sings in both English and Latin.

Eglise Sacre-Coeur, Toronto
How wonderful that this year, all of us are on the same page when it comes to the celebration of the Epiphany. The calenders of the OF, EF and AU all coincide. Of course, the problem really lies with the Canadian bishops keeping Epiphany as a Holy Day of Obligation but only celebrated on Sunday thus we have the absurdity of its celebration as early as January 2 or as late as January 8! The EF and AU calenders always observe the proper Feast on January 6. What better way is there to continue the celebration of this Christmas season by by coming together this Sunday evening?


Sunday January 6, 2013
Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord
7:00 P.M. 
Evensong, Benediction and Carols
Eglise Sacré-Coeur 

The Ordinariate in Canada is not yet established independently, but Canada is now the Deanery of St. John the Baptist under the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter in the United State of America. If you are an Anglican or Protestant who is considering entry into the Catholic Church, why not consider the wonderful opportunity provided by our Holy Father, Benedict XVI gloriously reigning under the provisions of Anglicanorum Coetibus?


Now for your enjoyment, turn the player off at the above left and enjoy a motet from Gaudete Sunday.




5 comments:

Bear-i-tone said...

I had hoped that St Mary Magdelene and Smoky Tom's would come over, but, alas, no such joy. Yet. I am planning on attending a Mass at Sacre-Coeur sometime in the future.

Vox Cantoris said...

I think it's because, if you will, "all lace and no grace." You can't just have high liturgy but not accept the rest.

franciscanusanglicanus said...

Thank you kindly for your support. Being a member of an Anglican Use parish and a member of Una Voce, please be assured of my continued support for the promotion of the Traditional Latin Mass in the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Bear-i-tone said...

Minor note: I just checked your map link, and it leads me to 381 Dundas, not 381 Sherborne.

Barona said...

Thanks for updating us on the holy work of these wonderful converts.