Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Evening Prayer & Anglicanorum Coetibus Discussion

For those of you who are interested in learning more about Anglicanorum coetibus, the recently-promulgated Apostolic Constitution for Anglicans, or if you know someone who might be, here is an opportunity. On Friday, Jan. 22 (the day of the March for Life), at 6:30pm, Fr. Eric Bergman, a Pastoral Provision priest from Scranton, PA and Chaplain of the Anglican Use Society, will officiate at an Evening Prayer service at Old St. Mary's in downtown Washington, D.C. (near Chinatown) and then speak afterwards.

All who are interested are welcome to attend and participate, Catholic and non-Catholic alike. (This is not a Mass; Evening Prayer is a component of the Daily Office.)

For more information, check out this posting at the blog, "The Anglican Use of the Roman Rite."

Pertinent details:

Friday, January 22, 6:30pm

Old St. Mary's Catholic Church
727 5th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

Evening Prayer according to the Book of Divine Worship
Reverend Father Eric Bergman, Officiant

Followed by a talk on Pope Benedict XVI's apostolic constitution, Anglicanorum coetibus, which provides for the creation of personal ordinariates for Anglicans.

Fr. Bergman is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton. He was ordained according to the Pastoral Provision of Pope John Paul II and is the Chaplain of the St. Thomas More Society in Scranton. He appeared recently on EWTN's The Journey Home.

The church has a small parking lot, but public transportation is recommended. St. Mary's is two blocks from both the Gallery Place/Chinatown & Judiciary Square Metro stations.

Please RSVP to Eric Wilson at eric.james.wilson@gmail.com or 202-642-5359.

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