Symposium in Phoenix

The International Symposium: Council and Continuity will meet tomorrow and Tuesday (October 3rd and 4th) in Phoenix, Arizona. This has been mentioned previously here.

There is a stellar group of speakers, but like a thorn among roses, I'll be there to deliver one of the minor lectures on Tuesday, titled "The Book of Divine Worship: A Catholic claim to Anglican Patrimony." It will be an opportunity to place our own liturgical use within the context of the hermeneutic of continuity. My contention is that when we do that with integrity, the resulting Ordinariate liturgy becomes obvious. At least, that's my theory! It should be an interesting time, and after I've delivered the talk, perhaps we can open the subject up for more discussion here on the blog.

Author: Fr. Christopher Phillips

Fr. Christopher G. Phillips is the pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he has served for the past twenty-eight years. He is the founding pastor of the first Anglican Use parish, erected in 1983 under the terms of the Pastoral Provision. Fr. Phillips was ordained as an Anglican for the Diocese of Bristol, England, in 1975. After serving as Curate for three years at St. Stephen Southmead, he returned to the United States and served in two Episcopal parishes in the Diocese of Rhode Island. In 1981 he left the Episcopal Church and moved with his family to Texas, where he was subsequently ordained as a Catholic priest in 1983. Fr. Phillips and his wife, JoAnn, have been married for forty years. They have five children, all grown and married, and three grandchildren.

2 thoughts on “Symposium in Phoenix”

  1. Hi, Father.

    Will you be posting your 'paper' here? Can you direct us to a site that will have all the other 'papers'?

    Many thanks,


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