Author Archives: Christopher Mahon

Not just an Anglican ritual enclave

One year after Anglicanorum Coetibus was published, but before any Anglican ordinariates had actually been stood up, Claudio Salvucci wrote about them over at New Liturgical Movement, and his remarks are worth recalling seven years later. He was responding to … Continue reading

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The Anglo-Roman Missal

The English Missal, or Knott Missal, is in different ways an important part of both the Anglican and Roman patrimonies, being the essential way in which Anglicans celebrated the Roman rite in the 20th century, and the principle liturgical vernacular … Continue reading

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David Warren, Anglican patrimony

One of our great living examples of Anglican patrimony, David Warren is also an example of how our patrimony continues in the Catholic Church even outside the ordinariates: an Anglican in the Roman Church, if you will. David wrote recently … Continue reading

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Handel’s Messiah & reflections on law

Andrew Mahon (my younger brother), sings professionally at various Anglican and Catholic cathedrals and churches in London, such as Westminster Abbey, and is a member of the UK’s Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. One line of Handel’s great oratorio … Continue reading

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Patrimonial hymnals at St Thomas More’s, Toronto

Toronto’s Anglican Catholic community has always had a very strong musical tradition. The members of our ordinariate parish, St Thomas More’s, come from a number of different Anglican parish backgrounds, many of which had longstanding choral establishments and a solid … Continue reading

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Doubling down on love

Recently at Mass (not at an Anglican tradition parish), the priest gave a sermon in which he touched on hatred held in the world for the Church. Our interest piqued, he then disappointed us by attempting to explain away this … Continue reading

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Ongoing prayer for the Anglican Use

Today is Thanksgiving up here in the Dominion of Canada, and a fitting occasion to recall all that our Lord has given us. The obvious thing for which all of us Catholics of Anglican rite have to be eternally grateful … Continue reading

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