Missal for ordinariates includes Anglican and Roman material

Elements of Anglican and Roman Catholic traditions are included in a new Holy See-approved Missal for the personal ordinariates for former Anglicans who have entered into full communion with Rome.

The new liturgical rite includes material from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer — the 1662 text which became the main point of reference for prayer in the Anglican Church — and from the Roman Rite followed by the Catholic Church.

It also contains prayers written by Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer, who was burnt at the stake in 1556 during Queen Mary’s brief attempt to restore Roman Catholicism in England.

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