Sunday, June 5, 2011

First of a wave of Priestly Ordinations of former Anglican clergy

Fr Christopher Pearson, Fr Christopher Lindlar, Fr Nicholas Leviseur,
Fr Simon Heans, Deacon James Bradley, Archbishop Peter Smith,
Mgr Keith Newton, Fr Ivan Aquilina, Fr Edward Tomlinson
and Fr Stephen Bould

Yesterday Archbishop Peter Smith ordained seven former anglican clergy to the priesthood during a Mass at St George's Cathedral, Southwark. As the Southwark diocesan website says:

Apart from the ordination of three former Anglican bishops in January, this was the first priestly ordination of former Anglican clergy and begins a wave that will continue throughout the month, with more than 50 ordinations expected.
Archbishop Smith's Homily
Photos at the diocese's Flickr site
Sevenoaks Ordinariate Picasa page

Some other articles of interest from the Ordinariate Portal:

Christian Post: 54 Anglican Clergy to defect to Catholic Church in Pentecost Ordinations

Zenit: Ordinariate begins Wave of Priestly Ordinations

Francis Phillips: ARCIC III – After the creation of the Personal Ordinariate there’s not much left to talk about

1 comment:

  1. It's so easy for a cradle Catholic like me to regard the faults I see within the Church with a knowing cynicism and a don't-know-why-I-bother shrug.
    And yet, and yet. When I see wonderful events like this I am almost overcome by emotion, because I am reminded by Christ through these men and all those in the Ordinariate that He will endure.
    " .......and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world."


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