The mission of the Ordinariate is particularly experienced in the reverence and beauty of our worship, which features Anglican traditions of worship while conforming to Catholic doctrinal, sacramental and liturgical standards. Divine Worship: The Missal is a new, definitive book of liturgical texts for the celebration of Mass in the Personal Ordinariates around the world.
Through Divine Worship: The Missal - the liturgy that unites the Ordinariates throughout the English-speaking world – we share our distinctive commitment to praising God in the eloquence of the Anglican liturgical patrimony and Prayer Book English. The book contains language derived from the classic books of the Anglican tradition – that is fully Catholic in expression and content. It was approved by the Vatican for use beginning the first Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2015. The formal establishment of a missal that uses the great poetic language of the Anglican heritage is a nod to the gift the Ordinariate communities are being asked to pass on to their members and the entire Catholic Church. The missal is the fruit of receptive and realized ecumenism, representing the possibility of diversity of expressions within the unity of the Church’s faith.