Released today on Facebook (and no doubt soon on the web site), the UK's Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham has released a set of guidelines for liturgical use.* Among the highlights:
1. Use of the Rite I Eucharistic liturgy of the Book of Divine Worship is permitted.
2. Slight modifications of the Rite I BDW liturgy are to be made: the
words of consecration, the anamnesis and the offertory prayers are to
conform with the 3rd edition of the Roman Missal.
3. The psalter from the Book of Divine Worship is not permitted; the psalter from the Customary of Our Lady of Walsingham is preferred.
4. The Anglican Use Gradual (editor: C. David Burt) is commended for use for singing the propers.
*Note: The linked file is a PDF, but does not have the ".pdf" extension, and may not open with a double-click (particularly on Windows-based PCs). It will open from within Adobe Acrobat.
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This is wonderful. Of course it bears a Benedictine stamp, and I'm sure all the points were agreed upon before February 28th. However something intrigues me.
The Pontiff himself must sign off on Sacramental Forms. While I know it's been planned for the Consecration to reflect the new missal translation of the N.O., would Francis have nonetheless had to sign off on #34 before this was published? Would he have had to sign off on any other parts? Given his known initial opposition to the Ordinariates and his evident liturgical preferences, I find it very encouraging if this was the case.