What a Wonderful Way to End the Day!

I've just heard from yet another former Episcopal priest soon to commit to the Ordinariate and the foundation of a new Anglican Use group here in the United States.  Pray for him — and stayed tuned for more news on the subject!

Author: Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organized the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. He is also the CEO of Three Fish Consulting, LLC, an Information Technology consultancy based in Orlando, FL. He can be reached via email at ccampbell at threefish dot co.

8 thoughts on “What a Wonderful Way to End the Day!”

  1. Anyone visiting St. Mark's must not miss the glorious "Palla d'Oro" behind the altar — perhaps the most magnificent piece of Byzantine liturgical art existing today. Pope Benedict or his successor should return it one day to its rightful owner.

    1. What do you talk about? The palla d'oro was made in Venice especially for St Mark's (even if by artists from Byzance) and paid for by the doge Pietro Oresolo the first. Its rightful owner is the Patriarchate of Venice!
      All Byzantine art is not by definition orthodox!

      + PAX et BONUM

      1. Most of it was properly commissioned in the 12th century, but it incorporates later parts brought from Constantinople under crusader rule in the 13th, though there is no evidence these were looted per se. For all we know they might have been bought legitimately. The historical record is unclear.

        1. The palla doro in San Marco is as Venetian as Venetian can be. Pallas have never been part of the Byzantine liturgical tradition. They are an entirely western phenomenon.

    1. Henri,

      I don't think that this is advisable just yet. Remember that converting Episcopal/Anglican priests often face recriminations, are burdened with finding interim employment, and have many other concerns which may dictate discretion. As soon as we're able to post more information, we certainly will. Until then I think that it's best simply for us all to pray for the Unknown Priest somewhere in the USA.

  2. J.M.J.

    I find the best advice in cases like these is that which is given to our three year old in preschool — "you worry about you!"

    Our parish like many others took its share of criticism for not leaving TEC sooner (founded in 1869 and left TEC in 2007) — but each place has to make the decision in the right time for the place. There is a season!


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