Monday 17th October 2011
Monsignor Andrew Burnham addressed over fifty members and friends of the Association for Latin Liturgy in Brighton on Saturday 15 October 2011. After celebrating Mass in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Latin), Mgr Burnham delivered a paper on The Liturgical Patrimony of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and the Reform of the Reform.
Seeking to address issues of Anglican liturgical patrimony – both with any future Ordinariate Use and the integration of Anglican liturgical traits into the celebration of the Roman Rite – Mgr Burnham spoke about the importance of hymnody and ceremonial, but also of the common respect for the use of psalmody in Eucharistic worship, as well as in the Liturgy of the Hours, in both Catholic and Anglican practice.
Whilst there is a strong Anglican tradition of vernacular liturgy, Mgr Burnham stressed that the aims of groups such as the Association for Latin Liturgy are held in common with those who – through the reunification of the Anglican tradition with the Catholic Church – seek to renew the liturgy of the Church, and bring more people to the fullness of faith in Christ, through the beauty of holiness.