The Church of the Holy Nativity has signified its intention to enter the Ordinariate as soon as it is erected in the United States. One by one, the groups are gathering!
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The Church of the Holy Nativity
An Anglican Catholic Parish
1414 North Easy Street – Payson, Arizona 85541
Church: 928-474-2660 – Rectory 928- 474-5209
The Rev’d Lowell E. Andrews, Rector
St. Michael & All Angels
September 29, 2010
The Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl
Archbishop of Washington
Post Office Box 29260
Washington, DC 20017-0260
Request for Reception into the Ordinariate
(under the provisions of the Apostolic Constitution.)
Your Excellency Archbishop Wuerl,
I am writing with the full consent of the parish church of the Holy Nativity Congregation, Vestry and myself requesting to be received into full Communion through the Ordinariate of the Roman Catholic Church when established. This comes after a great deal of prayer and consideration with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
We pray that His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will look favorably upon our request. We have been preparing for this to come with teaching, studying and much devotion to our Catholic faith. This action comes with the blessing of our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Daren K. Williams, ACA Diocese of the West who supports this move. We await with faith for further instructions from your office to this request.
With our deepest appreciation to Pope Benedict XVI for this offer to bring Christ’s Church into one fold, we pray that others will follow and that in time the Church will be One.
Faithfully in our Lord’s Service,
Rev. Lowell E. Andrews
Rector, the Church of the Holy Nativity
The Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson
The Most Rev. Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan, Archdiocese of Santa Fe
The Most Rev. John Hepworth, Primate TAC
The Most Rev. Louis W. Falk, President, ACA House of Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Daren K. Williams, Bishop of the ACA Diocese of the West
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