It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Monday, December 20, 2010

How To Apply For Membership In The Anglican Catholic Ordinariate In The United States

(S.A.C.S.) - The following information will help you apply as an INDIVIDUAL to the Anglican Ordinariate in the United States. If you are already a member of an Anglican or Anglican Use parish, that is entering the ordinariate as a group, you should consult with your parish priest. However, if you are not currently connected with a parish entering the ordinariate, or your Anglican group is still in the early stages of formation, than the individual method is probably for you. This information is good until the official Ordinary bishop has been installed, at which time the only thing that changes is the mailing address. I have been told that all individual requests for membership in the ordinariate should be made in writing. Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl now serves as the official delegate for the Holy See in regards to matters relating to the U.S. Anglican Ordinariate until the date when the Ordinary bishop is installed (read press release here). I have been told the archbishop's office welcomes such requests from individuals. Below you will see five sample letters. These letters are merely examples, and you don't have to use this format, but if you wish to use one, simply copy the letter that most applies to you. Insert your name and information in the spaces provided. Then send the letter to the provided mailing address. If multiple members from one family are applying, you should fill out an individual letter for each adult family member. However, they can all be sent in the same envelope....
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FOR ANGLICANS or EPISCOPALIANS...

Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl, S.T.D.
Archbishop of Washington
P.O. Box 29260
Washington, DC 20017

{insert date here}

Your Grace,

I am writing to you to express my interest in membership within the Anglican Ordinariate for the United States. I am an Anglican from {insert your church, denomination or affiliation here} and I am applying as an individual.

Sincerely in Christ,

{sign here}
{insert your printed name here}
{insert your address here}
{insert your phone number and/or email address here}

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FOR ANY NON-CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN (OF ANY DENOMINATION)...

Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl, S.T.D.
Archbishop of Washington
P.O. Box 29260
Washington, DC 20017

{insert date here}

Your Grace,

I am writing to you to express my interest in membership within the Anglican Ordinariate for the United States. I am a {insert your church, denomination or affiliation here}. I am applying as an individual.

Sincerely in Christ,

{sign here}
{insert your printed name here}
{insert your address here}
{insert your phone number and/or email address here}

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FOR ROMAN CATHOLICS WHO WERE FORMER ANGLICANS...

Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl, S.T.D.
Archbishop of Washington
P.O. Box 29260
Washington, DC 20017

{insert date here}

Your Grace,

I am writing to you to express my interest in membership within the Anglican Ordinariate for the United States. I am a Roman Catholic from {insert your parish and diocese here}, and former Anglican from {insert your former church, denomination or affiliation here}. I am applying as an individual.

Sincerely in Christ,

{sign here}
{insert your printed name here}
{insert your address here}
{insert your phone number and/or email address here}

{send a copy of this letter to your local bishop}

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FOR ROMAN CATHOLICS WHO WERE CONVERTS FROM OTHER TRADITIONS (NOT ANGLICAN)...


Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl, S.T.D.
Archbishop of Washington
P.O. Box 29260
Washington, DC 20017

{insert date here}

Your Grace,

I am writing to you to express my interest in membership within the Anglican Ordinariate for the United States. I am a Roman Catholic from {insert your parish and diocese here}, and former{insert your former church, denomination or affiliation here}. I am applying as an individual.

Sincerely in Christ,
{sign here}
{insert your printed name here}
{insert your address here}
{insert your phone number and/or email address here}

{send a copy of this letter to your local bishop}

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FOR ROMAN CATHOLICS WHO ARE NOT CONVERTS....

Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl, S.T.D.
Archbishop of Washington
P.O. Box 29260
Washington, DC 20017

{insert date here}

Your Grace,

I am writing to you to express my interest in the Anglican Ordinariate for the United States. I am a Roman Catholic from{insert your parish and diocese here}, and I have a love for Anglican patrimony. I identify with Anglican Catholicism in full union with the Holy See. {If you are already worshiping with an Anglican Use prayer group or mission, than make mention of it here.  Likewise make mention of any other personal connections you may have to Anglicanism.} I am expressing my interest as an individual.

Sincerely in Christ,

{sign here}
{insert your printed name here}
{insert your address here}
{insert your phone number and/or email address here}

{send a copy of this letter to your local bishop}