Monday, March 10, 2014

UPDATED An array of Lenten arrays


Christ Church Bronxville NY

Southwark Cathedral




St Ignatius of Antioch, New York


St John the Evangelist, Montréal


St Mark's, Philadelphia


Westminster Abbey


St Birinus RC chapel, Dorchester


Chapel of St Mary the Virgin, Hautot-Saint-Sulpice, Normandy
St Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill


Christ Church Brunswick, Melbourne


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Ordo: Purification to Lætare


February
1 – Our Lady (blue and white) BAS p. 470, Grad 5574
2 – CANDLEMASS: PRESENTATION OF THE LORD AND PURIFICATION OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN (violet for blessing of candles; blue and white at Mass) BAS p. 401, Grad 2070

3 – S. Anskar (white or yellow) BAS p. 470, FAS p. 79, Grad 2072
4 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 470
5 – Martyrs of Japan (red) BAS p. 471, FAS p. 81, Grad 2076
6 – Accession Day (white) BAS p. 471, Grad 2070. Office of the Day
7 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 471
8 – Our Lady (white and blue) BAS p. 471
9 – FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (green) BAS p. 353, Grad 1306
10 – Mother Hannah of Toronto (white) [from Sunday] BAS p. 471, FAS p. 83, Grad 3412
11 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 471
12 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 471
13 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 471
14 – SS. Cyril & Methodius (white) BAS p. 471, FAS p. 85, Grad 2084
15 – Thomas Bray (white or yellow) BAS p. 471, FAS p. 87, Grad 2086
16 – SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (green) or SEPTUAGESIMA (violet) BAS p. 354, Grad 1307
17 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 472
18 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 472
19 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 472
20 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 472
21 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 472
22 – Our Lady (white and blue) BAS p. 472
23 – SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (green) or SEXAGESIMA (violet) comm. S. Polycarp of Smyrna (collect: FAS p. 89) BAS p., Grad 1307
24 – Philip Lindel Tsen (red) BAS p. 473, FAS p. 91, Grad 3251
25 – Paul Sasaki (red) BAS p. 473, FAS p. 93, Grad 3241
26 – (Florence) Li Tim-Oi (white) BAS p. 473, FAS p. 781, Grad 3251
27 – George Herbert (white or yellow) BAS p. 474, FAS p. 95, Grad 2092
28 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 474

March
1 – S. David of Wales (white or yellow) BAS p. 474, FAS p. 97, Grad 2093
2 – LAST SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (green) or QUINQUAGESIMA (violet)
3 – John and Charles Wesley (white or yellow) BAS p. 458, FAS p. 101, Grad 2095
4 – S. Chad of Mercia [from Sunday] BAS p. 458, FAS p. 99, Grad 2094
5 – Ash Wednesday (violet; paraments may be unbleached during Lent) BAS p. 281, Grad 1403

Lent

March (cont.)

6 – Lenten Feria (violet) BAS p. 458, Grad 1404
7 – S. Perpetua of Carthage and Companions (red) BAS p. 458, FAS p. 103, Grad 1405
8 – Edward King, Bishop (white or yellow) BAS p. 458, FAS p. 105, Grad 1406
9 – FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT (violet) Litany in Procession BAS p. 287, Grad 1407
10 – Robert Machray (white) BAS p. 458, FAS p. 109, Grad 1409
11 – Lenten Feria (violet) BAS p. 459, Grad 1410
12 – Lenten Feria (violet) BAS p. 459, Grad 1411
13 – Lenten Feria (violet) BAS p. 459, Grad 1412
14 – Lenten Feria (violet) BAS p. 459, Grad 1413
15 – Our Lady in Lent (violet) BAS p. 459, Grad 5575
16 – SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT (violet) BAS p.   288, Grad 1415
17 – S. Patrick (white) BAS p. 459, FAS p. 111, Grad 1416
18 – S. Cyril of Jerusalem (white) BAS p. 459, FAS p 113, Grad 1417
19 – S. Joseph (white) BAS p. 402, Grad 2141
20 – S. Cuthbert (white) BAS p. 459, FAS p. 117, Grad 1419
21 – Thomas Cranmer (red) BAS pp. 460, FAS p. 119, Grad 1420
22 – Thomas Ken (white or yellow) BAS p. 460, FAS p. 121, Grad 1421
23 – THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT (violet) BAS p. 289, Grad 1422
24 – S. Gregory the Illuminator (white) (from Sunday) BAS p. 460, FAS p. 123, Grad 1423
25 – Lady Day: Annunciation of the Lord to the BVM (white and blue) BAS p. 403, Grad 2159
26 – Lenten Feria (violet) BAS p. 460   , Grad 1425
27 – Charles Henry Brent (white or yellow) BAS p. 460, FAS p. 127, Grad 1426
28 – Lenten Feria (violet) BAS p. 460, Grad 1427
29 – John Keble (white) BAS p. 460, FAS p. 129, Grad 1428
30 – FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT (Gaudete) (rose or violet) [NB: the Litany is dispensed today and voluntary instrumental music is permissible] BAS p. 291, Grad 1429

31 – John Donne (white) BAS p. 461, FAS p. 131, Grad 1430

Friday, January 17, 2014

Ordo Part II: Epiphany to Candlemass

January

7 – in the Octave of Epiphany (white) BAS p. 456, Grad 1203
8 – in the Octave of Epiphany (white) BAS p. 456, Grad 1203
9 – in the Octave of Epiphany (white) BAS p. 456, Grad 1203
10 – in the Octave of Epiphany (white) comm. William Laud (collect: FAS p. 45) Grad 2032
11 – in the Octave of Epiphany (white) BAS p. 456, Grad 1203
-     OR Vigil: Grad 1204
12 – BAPTISM OF THE LORD (white) comm. Ste Marguerite Bourgeoys (collect: FAS p. 49) BAS p. 348, Grad 1205
13 – Octave Day of Epiphany (white) comm. S. Hilary of Poitiers (collect: FAS p. 53) BAS p. 468, Grad 1202
14 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 468, Grad 4730
15 – Richard Meux Benson (white) BAS p. 468, FAS p. 55, Grad 3421
16 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 468
17 – S. Antony of Egypt (white) BAS p. 469, FAS p. 57, Grad 2042
18 – Confession of S. Peter the Apostle (red) Church Unity Octave begins BAS p. 399, Grad 2044
19 – SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (white or green) BAS p. 349, Grad 1303
20 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 469
21 – S. Agnes the Martyr (red) BAS p. 469, FAS p. 61, Grad 2050
22 – S. Vincent the Deacon (red) BAS p. 469, FAS p. 63, Grad 2052
23 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 469
24 – S. Francis de Sales (white) BAS p. 469, FAS p. 65, Grad 3211
25 – Conversion of S. Paul (red) Church Unity Octave concludes BAS p. 400, Grad 2056
26 – THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (green or white) comm. SS. Timothy & Titus (collect: FAS p. 69) BAS p. 350, Grad 1304
27 – S. John Chrysostom (white) BAS p. 470, FAS p. 71, Grad 2062
28 – S. Thomas Aquinas (white) BAS p. 470, FAS p. 73, Grad 2064
29 –  Requiem (black) BAS p. 470

30 – S. Charles Stuart, King & Martyr (red) BAS p. 470, FAS p. 75, Grad 2066
31 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 470

February
1 – Our Lady (blue and white) BAS p. 470, Grad 5574

2 – CANDLEMASS: PRESENTATION OF THE LORD AND PURIFICATION OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN (violet for blessing of candles; blue and white at Mass) BAS p. 401, Grad 2070

Monday, December 9, 2013

Ordo Part I: Advent to Epiphany

Ordo for Liturgical Year A2

After a lengthy hiatus, we are pleased to bring you the Ordo for 2013-14. For a refresher on how to follow this table, see the Preface. In general, the readings are listed in the BAS; the collects etc. are in either the BAS (on Sundays), For All the Saints (upon memorials and commemorations), or the Gradual (daily mass for the dead and Our Lady's sabbaths). The "minor" propers (introit, gradual &c) are always found in the Anglican Gradual and Sacramentary. Principal feasts and holy days are noted in red. 

December 2013
1 – FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (violet or indigo) BAS p. 268, Gradual 1010
2 – Advent Feria (violet or indigo) BAS p. 452, Grad 1012
3 – S. Francis Xavier (white), BAS p. 452, FAS p. 361, Grad 1013 4 – Nicholas, deacon, and Susanna Ferrar and Companions (white), BAS p. 452, FAS p. 363, Grad 2004
5 – S. Clement of Alexandria (white), BAS p. 452, FAS p. 365, Grad 2010
6 – S. Nicholas of Myra (white), BAS p. 452, FAS p. 367, Grad 2012
7 – S. Ambrose of Milan (white), BAS p. 452, FAS p. 369, Grad 2014

8 – SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (violet or indigo) BAS p. 269, Gradual 1020
9 Immaculate Conception [from Sunday] (white and blue), FAS p. 371, Gradual 2016
10 – Prophets of the Old Testament [from Monday] (white) BAS p. 453, FAS p. 373, Grad 1022
11 – Advent Feria (violet or indigo), BAS p. 453, Grad 1014
12 – Advent Feria (violet or indigo), BAS p. 453, Grad 1015
13 – Advent Feria (violet or indigo), BAS p. 453, Grad 1016
14 – Our Lady in Advent “Rorate” (blue and white), BAS p. 453, Grad 5572

15 – THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (rose or violet or indigo) [Litany dispensed; organ permitted as voluntary] BAS p. 270, Gradual 1030
16 – Simon Gibbons (white) [from Sunday] BAS p. 453, FAS p. 375, Grad 1031
17 – Advent Feria (violet or indigo) BAS p. 453, Grad 1044
18 – Advent Feria (violet or indigo) BAS p. 454, Grad 1045
19 – Advent Feria (violet or indigo) BAS p. 454, Grad 1046
20 – Advent Feria (violet or indigo) BAS p. 454, Grad 1047
21 – S. Thomas the Apostle (red), BAS p. 413, Grad 2022

22 – FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT (violet or indigo) BAS p. 271, Gradual 1050
23 – Advent Feria (violet or indigo) BAS p. 454, Grad 1052
24 – Vigil of Christmass (violet or indigo) BAS p. 454, Grad 1053
25Christmass (white or best) at midnight: BAS p. 273, Grad 1103
at dawn: BAS p. 274, Grad 1104
in the day: BAS p. 275, Grad 1105
26 – S. Stephen the Protomartyr (red) BAS p. 417, Grad 1106
27 – S. John the Evangelist (white) BAS p. 406, Grad 1107
28 – Childermas: the Holy Innocents (violet and red), BAS p. 398, Grad 1108

29 – SUNDAY IN THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMASS (white) BAS p. 276, Grad 1109
30 – S. Thomas Becket [from Sunday] (red) BAS p. 455, FAS p. 383, Grad 2028
31 – John West (white) BAS p. 455, FAS p. 385, Grad 3121
In the evening: Vigil (violet) & First Mass (red and white or best) of the Circumcision, BAS p 277, Grad 1112

January 2014
1Octave Day of Christmass: Naming & Circumcision (white and red or best) BAS p. 277, Grad 1113
2 – S. Basil the Great & S. Gregory Nazianzen (white), BAS p. 456, FAS p. 41, Grad 2366 or 2259 3 – Christmastide (white) BAS p. 456, Grad 1115
4 – Christmastide (white) BAS p. 456, Grad 1117

5 – SECOND SUNDAY OF CHRISTMASS (white) BAS p. 278, Grad 1116
6Epiphany (white or best) BAS p. 279, Grad 1202

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Ordo: Advent to Lent

November
27 - FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT (violet or dark blue) BAS p. 268, Grad 1010
28 – Advent Feria – BAS p. 452, Grad 1012
29 – Advent Feria – BAS p. 452, Grad 1013
30 – St Andrew the Apostle (red), BAS p. 430, FAS p. 359, Grad 2002

December
1 – Advent Feria BAS p. 452 Grad 1015
2 – Advent Feria - BAS p. 452,Grad 1016
3 – St Francis Xavier (white) - BAS p. 452, FAS p. 361, Grad 3121
4 – ADVENT II (violet or dark blue) comm. Nicholas Ferrar BAS p. 269, Grad 1020 FAS p. 363
5 – St Clement of Alexandria (white), BAS p. 452, FAS p. 365, Grad 2010
6 – St Nicholas (white) BAS p. 453, FAS p. 367, Grad 2012 Year’s Mind of the Montreal Massacre
7 – St Ambrose (white) BAS p. 453, FAS p. 369, Grad 2014
8 – Conception BVM (white and blue) – FAS p. 371, Grad 2016
9 – Prophets of the Old Covenant (white) BAS p. 453, FAS p. 373, Grad 2565
10 – Of the Octave (white and blue) BAS p. 453, Grad 2016
11 – ADVENT III “Gaudete” (rose-pink) Independence Day in the Dominion of Canada BAS p. 270, Grad 1030.
2nd celebration: BAS p. 412, Grad 5220
12 - Advent Feria (violet or dark blue) BAS p. 453, Grad 1031
13 – Advent Feria (violet or dark blue) BAS p. 453, Grad 1032
14 – Simon Gibbons (Ember Wed) (white) BAS p. 453, FAS p. 375, Grad 1041
15 – Octave Day of the Conception (white and blue) BAS p. 454, collects FAS p. 371, Grad 2016
16 – Ember Friday (violet or dark blue) BAS p. 454 Grad 1042 Sapientiatide begins
17 – Ember Saturday (violet or dark blue) Grad 1043
18 – ADVENT IV “Rorate” (violet or dark blue) BAS p. 271, Grad 1040
19 – Advent Feria (violet or dark blue) BAS p. 454, Grad 1046
20 – Advent Feria (violet or dark blue) BAS p. 454, Grad 1047
21 – St Thomas the Apostle, BAS p. 413, FAS p. 213, Grad 2022
22 – Advent Feria (violet or dark blue) BAS p. 454, Grad 1051
23 – Advent Feria (violet or dark blue) BAS p. 454, Grad 1052
24 – Vigil of the Nativity (violet) Grad 1053

25 – NATIVITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO THE FLESH (white or gold)
Midnight: BAS p. 273, Grad 1103
Dawn: BAS p. 274, Grad 1104
Day: BAS p. 275, Grad 1105

26 – St Stephen the Protomartyr (red), BAS p. 417, Grad 1106
27 – St John the Evangelist (white), BAS p. 406, Grad 1107
28 – Holy Innocents (Childermas) (red), BAS p. 398, Grad 1108
29 – St Thomas Becket (red) FAS p. 383, FAS , Grad 2028
30 – Christmas Feria (white) BAS p. 455, Grad 1111
31 – John West (white), BAS p. 455, FAS p. 385, Grad 3121

January
1 – OCTAVE DAY OF THE NATIVITY: NAMING & CIRCUMCISION OF JESUS (white or gold)
BAS p. 277, Grad 1112/1113
2 – St Basil the Great & St Gregory of Nazianzus (white), BAS p. 456, FAS p. 41, Grad 2259/2366
3 – Weekday in Christmas (white), BAS p. 456, Grad 1114
4 – Weekday in Christmas (white), BAS p. 456, Grad 1115
5 – Weekday in Christmas (white), BAS p. 457, Grad 1117
6 – Epiphany (gold or white) BAS p. 279, Grad 1202
7 – Weekday in the Octave (white), BAS p. 457, Grad 1203
8 – SUNDAY IN THE OCTAVE OF EPIPHANY: BAPTISM OF THE LORD (white) BAS p. 348, Grad 1204/1205
9 – In the Octave (white), BAS p. 468, Grad 1302
10 – William Laud (red), BAS p. 468, FAS p. 45, Grad 2032
11 – In the Octave (white), BAS p. 468, Grad 1302
12 – Marguerite Bourgeoys (white), BAS p. 468, FAS p. 49, Grad 3412
13 – St Hilary of Poitiers (white), BAS p. 468, FAS p. 53, Grad 2036
14 – John Horden (white), BAS p. 469, FAS p. 51, Grad 3111
15 – SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (Proper 2: green) BAS p. 349, Grad 1303
16 – Richard Benson (from Sunday) (white) BAS p. 469, FAS p. 55, Grad 3411
17 – St Antony of Egypt, BAS p. 469, FAS p. 57, Grad 2042
18 – Confession of St Peter the Apostle (white) Octave of Christian Unity begins BAS p. 399, Grad 2044
19 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 469, Grad 4730
20 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 469, Grad 4730
21 – St Agnes of Rome (red), BAS p. 469, FAS p. 61, Grad 2050
22 – THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (proper 3: green) BAS p. 350, Grad 1304
23 – St Vincent the Deacon (from Sunday) BAS p. 470, FAS p. 63, Grad 2052
24 – St Francis de Sales (white), BAS p. 470, FAS p. 65, Grad 3211
25 – Conversion of St Paul the Apostle (white) BAS p. 400, Grad 2056
26 – SS Timothy & Titus (white), BAS p. 470, FAS p. 69, Grad 2060
27 – St John Chrysostom (white), BAS p. 470, FAS p. 71, Grad 2062
28 – St Thomas Aquinas (white), BAS p. 470, FAS p. 73, Grad 2064
29 – FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (proper 4: green) BAS p. 352, Grad 1305
30 – St Charles Stuart (red) BAS p. 470, FAS p. 75, Grad 2066
31 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 470, Grad 4730

February
1- Requiem (black) BAS p. 470, Grad 4730
2- Presentation of Christ & Purification BVM (Candlemas) BAS p. 401, Grad 2070
3 – St Anskar (white) Blessing of Throats BAS p. 471, FAS p. 79, Grad 2072
4 – Requiem (black), BAS p. 471, Grad 4730
5 – FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (proper 5: green) BAS p. 353, Grad 1306
6 – ACCESSION DAY: THE DIAMOND JUBILEE OF THE REIGN OF HM ELIZABETH II, QUEEN OF CANADA (white)
BAS p. 412, Grad 1306
7 – Martyrs of Japan (from Sunday) (red), BAS p. 471, FAS p. 81, Grad 2076
8 – Requiem (black), BAS p. 471, Grad 4730
9 – Hannah Grier Coome, BAS p. 471, FAS p. 83, Grad 3412
10 – Requiem (black), BAS p. 471, Grad 4730
11 – BVM (white and blue), BAS p. 471, Grad 5574
12 –SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (proper 6: green) BAS p. 354, Grad 1307
13 – Requiem (black) BAS p. 472, Grad 4730
14 – SS Cyril & Methodius (white), BAS p. 472, FAS p. 85, Grad 2084
15 – Thomas Bray (white), BAS p. 472, FAS p. 87, Grad 2086
16 – Requiem (black), BAS p. 472, Grad 4730
17 – Requiem (black), BAS p. 472, Grad 4730
18 – BVM (white and blue), BAS p. 472, Grad 5574
19 – SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (proper 7: green) BAS p. 356, Grad 1308
20 – Requiem (black), BAS p. 473, Grad 4730
21 – Requiem (black), BAS p. 473, Grad 4730
22 – Ash Wednesday (violet) BAS p. 281, Grad 1403

Preface to the Ordo

Editorial principles

Range
The choices made in the ordo are designed to expose the faithful to the broadest possible range of liturgical material in our repertoire. Every effort is made both to accommodate the widest possible selection of sanctoral commemorations and to maintain Archbishop Cranmer’s ideal of an orderly course of Scripture reading. This has sometimes entailed the choice of options at variance with what is envisioned by McCausland’s or the BAS itself. I have not, for example, followed the modern bias against clutter in the liturgy, as seen in the disparaging of octaves and commemorations. The latter I have suggested when a saint’s day falls on a Sunday and has no proximate candidate for transference, as an alternative to omission. The former I have retained in a modified way while preserving the integrity of the daily lectionary. For some occasions occurring on a Sunday (for example, diocesan services or civic occasions), a secondary afternoon or evening celebration may be appropriate in addition to the Parish Communion of the weekly proper.

Readings
References are given to the BAS Daily Office Lectionary. The Weekday Eucharistic lectionary may be used instead if the Office lectionary is in use at the Office, but the BCP’s lectionary is more suitable for the latter purpose. On Sundays, the single BAS page reference yields the lections and major propers printed together. On saints’ days, the major propers are taken from For All the Saints. I have, however, preferred to interrupt lectio continua as conservatively as possible, and so I do not recommend the readings of the day on saints’ days save those given in the BAS, as on feasts of Scripture. (An exception is feasts of Our Lady, which are all treated as holy days, notwithstanding the inexplicable distinction of the Conception and Nativity in the BAS). Minor propers are taken from the Anglican Gradual and Sacramentary. The same minor propers may be repeated during traditional octaves, while the lectionary continues in course.

Colour
I have been somewhat flexible in colour: while my normative baseline is the Use of Christminster Abbey, I have also taken account of Full Homely Divinity’s advice on local adaptation of the traditional ‘Western’ scheme. I have not made the distinction suggested by the BAS between “memorials” (which use the colour and readings of the saint) and “commemorations” (which use the ferial colour and readings, with a nod to the saint in the major propers). Rather, I have split the difference, recommending throughout the sanctoral colour (as on memorials) and the readings of the day (as an commemorations). This adjustment avoids the strange sight of saints’ days in green and endless repetitions of the Great Commission on the feasts of each and every missionary.

Calendar
The Ordo is intended to conform to the authorized Canadian Calendar of Holy Persons. On feasts distinctive to this kalendar, since the Gradual is American in origin, an appropriate common has been suggested for the minor propers. Major historic anniversaries and some traditional ecclesiastical dates not listed in the calendar itself are noted as possible votives where appropriate and permitted by pontifical authority. On “free” days in green time, while continuing the course of the lectionary, I have suggested Daily Mass for the Dead instead of a recapitulation of the Sunday Mass. Likewise, traditional Incarnational votive Masses of Our Lady on Saturday have been referenced to the Gradual. Pastoral judgment will dictate the extent to which these options are used and the manner in which they are offered.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Roundup

Formal theological education hasn't afforded the same kind of luxury of blogging, yet the world continues without me. Expect some restructuring. In the meantime, though, what briefly has been up since last I posted?

The implementation of Anglicanorum coetibus continues. In Canada it appears the erection of the ordinariate is close at hand. Both the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada and the Toronto and Calgary groups have gone quiet, though in this last case not before announcing a reception date of Rorate Sunday. The convent of the All Saints Sisters of the Poor outside Baltimore has been formally reorganized in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Correspondents in England were surprised to hear of their submission to the Roman obedience two years ago since the English congregation apparently does not share the reputation of its erstwhile American sister and indeed includes female hieronuns.

Controversy has bubbled over the movement that has begun to grow out of Occupy Wall Street in New York. My thoughts on this deserve their own post, but suffice it to say that I'm wary of what appear to be neoliberal economic opinions couched in the language of Christian misgivings. The notion that the current state of runaway capitalism is within the realm of Christian freedom of political conscience strikes as me as specious. And the anabaptist in me thinks the contrast in Church response between London and Toronto is illustrative of the perils of establishment.

The few remaining Reformed Episcopal Church of Canada have fractured three ways, being absorbed into either the Anglican Church in North America or the Independent Anglican Church Canada Synod. A third congregation in Toronto may or may not exist outwith the internet as a separate entity with some kind of informal relation with the others).The congregation going into the IACCS (under a new "Reformed Diocese of Ontario") is led by the former Reformed Episcopal bishop of Central & Eastern Canada, who cited the cross-partisan nature of the ACNA (tainted by a few Anglo-Catholics in the Missionary Diocese of All Saints and some former Episcopal dioceses), which is odd since the IACCS has itself a Tractarian heritage.

The Prime Ministers of the Dominions of the Commonwealth have agreed to the introduction of lineal primogeniture in the succession to the crowns, in place of the current male-preference system. Such a change would mean that the first child of Prince and Princess William of Wales would become heir to the throne regardless of gender. Also to be discarded is the restriction against marriage to Roman Catholics.

The County Orange Lodge of Toronto held its 191st parade, the longest-running in the city. Hard to believe, right?

Finally, trendwatching in the blogosphere and the Anglican Journal suggests that unbaptized is becoming the new gay. Stay tuned.