Author Archives: Fr Anthony Chadwick

Ordo and Calendar

Advent is the time when we need the new calendar and ordo for our respective rites. Most begin with the first Sunday of Advent, though some begin on 1st January and Advent is in the current year. Anglican Catholic Church … Continue reading

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The Christmas Build-up

Most years, Christmas seems to have become something gruesome and obscene, going by the sights we see in our supermarkets and shopping centres. For them, Christmas has already begun. Lights and signs are already in place in our towns, and … Continue reading

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Nowhere near his holiness…

I recently saw a picture of a splendid pontifical Mass in Poland and almost fainted on seeing the military hairstyle of the MC! I have no pretension to the holiness or evangelical zeal of John Wesley, but I seem to … Continue reading

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Liturgical Minutiae

If my memory serves me well, Fr Adrian Fortescue said: You have to incense an altar somehow. It doesn’t hurt to be told how. It is the theory according to which the rule of the arbitrary is worse than the … Continue reading

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How masculine should a priest be?

It is sometimes claimed that giving roles to women in the Church causes priestly vocations to dry up. In  recent years, we find church institutions ordaining women or allowing them roles in the liturgy. Conservatives find this “feminisation” disturbing, since … Continue reading

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An Epic Voyage

I have just been sent a link to this amazing voyage in a sixteen-foot cruising dinghy. I have never sailed on the Mediterranean Sea, but I am told the weather and winds are extremely fickle. The Romantic poet Percy Shelley … Continue reading

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Encouraging Continuing Anglican News

I have just found Not so breakway after all on Fr Jonathan Munn’s blog. From the Provincial Website The College of Bishops of the Original Province met October 16th and 17th in Shelton, Connecticut, where they took important steps toward … Continue reading

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