Presentation of the Ordinariate Missal, Westminster Cathedral
The new Ordinariate missal, called Divine Worship: The Missal, was officially presented to a group of supporters of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham on Monday 11 January. Organised by the Friends of the Ordinariate, the event took place in Westminster Cathedral’s Lady Chapel and followed a Solemn Mass according to the Ordinariate Form, celebrated in the Chapel by Mgr Keith Newton.

Among the guests who received a copy of the altar version of Divine Worship: The Missal were representatives of Westminster Cathedral, the London, Birmingham and Oxford Oratories, the National Shrine at Walsingham, the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Mary’s College, Oscott.

Divine Worship: The Missal is approved by Rome for use by all Ordinariate clergy. Published by CTS, it came into use on the First Sunday in Advent last year.
Much of the new missal is based on Thomas Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer, and includes hallowed phrases such as “Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid…” and “We do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies…”
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