From Anglo Catholic blog posts I learned that the phrase "Anglican Patrimony" was coined by none other than Pope Paul VI in a message to the Archbishop of Canterbury. This implies that the Pope had a sense of what that patrimony is. Now that his successor Pope Benedict XVI has come out with Anglicanorum Coetibus, which uses the same phrase, Anglicans everywhere are now trying to find out what this is all about.
I asked Fr Joe Frary of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines what this was all about. He wrote me that Anglicanism is a system of many religions (many patrimonies) linked by the Establishment. Now this makes me wonder which "patrimony" will Rome let board the Pope's boat. It happened that I came upon a copy of William Fry's "History of the Mountain Province" which has a whole chapter about Episcopal missions in the Cordilleras. The book has old pictures showing how the newly converted Bontocs worshiped in the Episcopal way. Perhaps the most interesting one was the first Episcopal service said in a newly consecrated chapel which eventually in the late 20th century, was raised to the dignity of a cathedral. The priest was vested in a Gothic chausuble and was apparently saying the words of consecration when the photo was taken. The people were on their knees. And the priest was ad orientem!
This is the only photo of Filipino Anglican Patrimony I ever found. There are photos of Staunton's St Mary's, and the first Episcopal confirmations of Filipinos. Do these photos say much of Filipino Anglican patrimony? Perhaps our friends from the Episcopal Church can share their thoughts.