Anglican Use Philippines is a blog begun by Ben Vallejo with contributions from Bruce Hall, both of whom grew up Anglican, Ben in the Philippines and Bruce in the United States. Now we worship regularly in our local Roman Catholic parishes in the Philippines.
We are part of a growing group trying to bring Anglican Use to the Philippines, called appropriately enough Anglican Use Philippines. Here is a report of one of our early meetings. Subscribe to this blog for updates.
Anglican Use is a distinct liturgy of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church that has it roots in Anglicanism, the Oxford Movement, and the Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman. Over thirty years ago, Pope John Paul II issued the Pastoral Provision which led to the establishment of Anglican Use parishes in the United States including Our Lady of Atonement in San Antonio, Texas, the oldest Anglican Use parish. They have some great material online including video of Anglican Use masses and numerous documents such as The Book of Divine Worship.
As a result of Anglicanorum Coetibus, various Anglican Ordinariates are being established within the Catholic Church in countries around the world. Since such an ordinariate is not expected to be present in the Philippines, the intention of Anglican Use Philippines is to form a prayer group that will meet regularly in Metro Manila under the care of a local ordinary such as the Bishop of Cubao and with advice from the Anglican Use Society. With this blog, we hope to support the local group and to be a source of information about Anglican Use to the wider world.
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Image: The Anglican Use Chapter of the Philippines meeting at the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice, Sunday, September 12 2010 at University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, Quezon City. In the picture are from left to right, Mr Bruce Hall, lecturer of history at the UP Visayas in Iloilo, the Rev Father Joseph P Frary of the Episcopal Church of the Philippines and professor of systematic theology at St Andrew's Theological Seminary, the Rev Father Raymond Arre, Parish Priest of Holy Sacrifice, UP Diliman, Mr Ren Aguila MA, of Ateneo de Manila University, and Dr Ben Vallejo Jr of the UP College of Science.