Cutting and pasting is what Anglo-Catholics have always done and what the Ordinariate is, apparently, doing now. I thought I would join the fun. This is basically the 1929 Scottish BCP service, with the 1549 English BCP canon, a little re-ordering, a few enrichments (all from other Prayer Books, real and proposed), and two minor, but nonetheless momentous, theological revisions (in blue).
It is not intended for anyone or anything – it is only an after-effect of my all-too-obvious neurotoxicity! It is, further, clearly:
- Too hierarchical and orderly, for the shallowly innovative, and too inclusive and participatory, for the stiffly hidebound.
- Too filled with confession of sin, for the happily Jesuited, and too focused on sacrifice, for the narrowly Puritanic.
- Too historically retrograde, for the fervent fundamentalist, and too pointedly evangelical, for the fawning aesthete.
Designed to please … no one. Hence, it just might be sober, coherent, manly, Anglican, and … [gasp!] Catholic.