January 15, 2011, the Ordinariate of our Lady of Walsingham was erected and Mgr Keith Newton was appointed Ordinary. We invite all our friends to join in our thanksgivings and supplications!!
Suggested Extraordinary Form ORDO entry, providing for due commemoration on tomorrow's anniversary:
Cras in Ordinariatu: secunda oratio Deus omnium fidelium pastor et rector (cum orationibus Super Oblata et Post Communionem) additur sub una conclusione cum orationibus diei in omnibus Missis ob inaugurationem Reverendissimi Keith Newton Ordinarii Protonotarii Apostolici Episcopi emeriti Rutupiensis.
Within the Collect etc., perhaps the simplest text would be ... pastorem ecclesiae huic praeesse voluisti ... . Or, if you must, ... pastorem Ordinariatui Beatae Mariae de Walsingham praeesse voluisti ... .
I have heard it suggested that Silvester is the Latin for Keith. Moi, in the Te igitur I always just say antistite nostro Keith.
14 January 2019
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It sort of makes sense to translate Keith as "Silvester" as both words relate to "wood", but Silvester (and the female Sylvia) is also used as English names and most people would regard Keith and Silvester as different names, just as Nicholas and Victor both have connotations of "victory" but are regarded as different names. I would stick with "Keith" in your Canon!
Salve Domne! I think you made that last bit up to celebrate the Festum Assinorum - I have never heard this suggestion publicly.
It seems indeed that Keith has an etymology, Celtic or Germanic (it all sounds a bit vague), from "large wood", or it could be "wind". It can also seemingly come from German 'kīt', being 'offspring'. I grant you that none of these suggests a Christian name! So by elimination Sylvester gets it. Although it might perhaps be more sacred and more amusing for His Excellency to be Luke! One might even without stretching logic much further accord him St John Bosco.
Dear Father, I suppose Sylvester would be appropriate, as Keith in Scots Gaelic means 'woodland'. I recall that when Harry Carpenter became Bishop of Oxford, a notice was put up in the vestry of St Paul's Walton Street, Oxford: 'Nomen Episcopi Harricus.' With this as a dubious precedent, maybe Mgr Newton could be called 'Keithius'. But I hope not!
As an Ordinariate priest you of course had to be re-ordained as Anglican orders are not considered valid by the Catholic Church. I have been wondering about this ever since the postings on the validity of ordinations earlier this month. It would be interesting to see a post on this subject (why Anglican orders are not considered valid) since the Church recognizes Eastern Orthodox ordinations as valid even though they do not accept the authority of the Bishop of Rome, presumably because they can trace their apostolic succession back to the apostles; but then so can Anglicans. Of course the ordination of women puts a shoe in the works but if we could just put that aside ...
It may be of interest to observe that the late Derek Warlock, Archbishop of Liverpool, signed himself Theodosius. Rather grand, I thought.
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