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St. Gregory's Prayer Book

Something I've been meaning to mention for a while: a prayer book has been compiled for use by the Anglican Ordinariates*, and it's very good. If you have any liking for the language of the older versions of the Book of Common Prayer, you should get this. It's inexpensive, very nicely produced, and full of rich prayers, including the laity's parts of the Mass. 

Here's a review at the National Catholic Register.

SaintGregorysPrayerBook

And here is one of my very favorite prayers, from the Devotions for Evening. 

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give thine angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for thy love's sake.

 

* We are not supposed to use that term. It can be taken, it is taken by some, to suggest that we aren't Catholic But dang it, just saying "the Ordinariates" is not necessarily clear to a lot of people. And saying "the personal ordinariates created under the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus" gets pretty tiresome. 

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Looks very nice, Mac. I of course had to immediately order one. You never know when you might have to take care of an emergency baptism, for instance!

Right, I should have mentioned that important feature.

I'm going to order one too. It looks beautiful. Some of the prayers cited in the NCR review are familiar to me from attending Evensong at an Anglican parish years ago, and I miss them.

I think you’ll enjoy using it.

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