During the recent Anglican Use Society Conference I had the chance to speak with some other people who have also purchased a copy of The Customary, and like me they are pleased with much of the material in the customary, although the layout and usability are a concern. A a member of the interdicasterial commission Anglicanae Traditiones wrote to me during the conference to point out that while the CDF did give give its permission for publication as an interim text, to supplement (per Msgr. Burnham's comment in the thread below) the Liturgy of the Hours or the Book of Divine Worship, it is not a mandatory text, certainly for the Ordinariate clergy in the USA, Australia and Canada.
The official Ordinariate daily office book, at least here in the USA, remains the office in the Book of Divine Worship. It is to be hoped that an official version of this will be re-published (as the BDW is currently out of print), in an easily handled volume that contains only the Daily Office. This would be a great boon for both the clergy, who are bound by canon law to daily recitation, and to the laity, many of whom recite the office regularly out of devotion.
The commission Anglicanae Traditiones will eventually prepare an official proposal, which will then need to be approved and confirmed by the CDF and CDW.
edited on 11/26/2012 to clarify the status of both the Customary and the Daily Office.
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