Saturday, April 21, 2012

Glorious...

...really glorious. A beautiful church, magnificent music, strong voices united in the timeless words of the Liturgy, an atmosphere of great reverence and prayer with a packed-to-capacity congregation...that was St Patrick's, Soho Square, today as history was made with two new priests being ordained into the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. It is always moving and impressive to see a young man prostrate before the altar, pledging his life in service to God. And there is a sense of awe as the Bishop lays hands on the ordinand's head, a profound reminder of a unity in faith that goes all the way back to the Apostles... Mgr Keith Newton preached, long lines of communicant approached the altar rails with reverence, there was magnificent singing - I don't think I've ever heard the Pater Noster sound so superb - and the day sent out a message of youth and hope. Afterwards, the two new young priests dispensed blessings galore, and there was food and wine and talk and a happy time...

6 comments:

marion Banks-Wilkinson said...

Saw you on Divine Women, you talked the only sense in the programme!

Anonymous said...

Whatever is the point of being ordained into an 'ordinariate'. These men will be of more use serving in the Church at large rather than being couped up in a sectarian irrelevance. From their side it will be a relief for them to be free of the discipline of the Church! As for that, watch out!

David said...

Could "anonymous" be persuaded to find out what the Ordinariate is about and what Ordinariate priests do and what the Church requires of them before making such comments?

David said...

Could "anonymous" be persuaded to find out what the Ordinariate is about and what Ordinariate priests do and what the Church requires of them before making such comments?

Little Voice said...

Serving the Church at large is exactly what the priests of the Ordinariate are doing, anonymous. A few of them are parish priests, others are being given roles all the time. We should be grateful for the gifts they bring to the Church.

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