The ORDO which for so many years I have compiled ... IS currently being printed. I say this to reassure worried users; the TuftonPress/Church Union withdrew the publication of it from the Canterbury Press because of unresolved problems concerning the ideology of some of the advertisements which Canterbury Press included. The ORDO will be distributed by THE ADDITIONAL CURATES SOCIETY (Gordon Browning House, 8 Spitfire Road, BIRMINGHAM B24 9PB; Tel 0121 3825533; firstname.lastname@example.org). The 2010 edition will appear a little later than hitherto, but I trust its appearance will not be much longer delayed.
The ORDO will continue to provide full information of the Calendar both of the Modern Roman Rite and of Common Worship, plus the local calendars of the provinces of Canterbury and York, of Wales, Scotland, Dublin, and Armagh, and the modern Roman RC calendars for England and Wales.
It also provides full daily bible references for the readings at Mass and the Office in the Church of England, and in the current Roman Mass Lectionary. It includes full and, I hope, up-to-date directions for the particular observances of the Liturgical Year, according to modern Western usage. There are some historical explanations, and information from Orthodox sources which throw light on Western Liturgy.
It gives the full 1961 Divine Office Lectionary designed to complement the 1662 Prayer Book. And, in view of the growing interest in Traditional Liturgy, it gives growing amounts of guidance to those who wish to give their worship an increasing bias in a traditional direction (whether Prayer Book or Roman); although it does not yet give the full 1662 and Roman 1962 calendars.
Many Anglican users have valued the section on the Law of Worship of the Church of England, and have found it useful when confronted by bishops who ...