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In the Roman rite we have the Tridentine liturgy (Extraordinary form) and the Novus Ordo liturgy (Ordinary form). Both of these liturgies have unique liturgical calendars, and unique cycles of scripture readings and liturgical prayers (aka "Propers") that cover every day of the year. The Tridentine Liturgy completes a cycle every year, while the Novus Ordo takes 3 years to complete a single cycle.

The important point is that it is possible for a priest to say mass on any day of the week on any day of the year using either of these liturgies and there will be associated prayers and readings specially selected for that particular day.

My question is, does the Anglican Ordinariate also have it's own exhaustive liturgical calendar, with set readings and prayers for every day of the year? Such that an Anglican Ordinariate Community could celebrate mass in the Anglican Use on any day of the week on any day of the year and still have their own unique set of readings and prayers for that particular day of the week?

And a follow up question, if the Anglican Use does have it's own cycle of prayers and readings, are there any Anglican Ordinariate communities who do indeed celebrate mass every day of the week, every day of the year according to this cycle of readings?

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    Please stop asking questions within a question. Which question do you really want answered.? – Ken Graham Feb 14 '17 at 12:34
  • @KenGraham I'm not asking two separate questions. I'm asking a single question with multiple parts. The answer to the second part depends on an affirmative answer to the first part. I want an answer to the whole question. Cheers – TheIronKnuckle Feb 14 '17 at 20:09
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My question is, does the Anglican Ordinariate also have it's own exhaustive liturgical calendar, with set readings and prayers for every day of the year?

Yes.

Information about the ordinariate's missal is here.

Such that an Anglican Ordinariate Community could celebrate mass in the Anglican Use on any day of the week on any day of the year and still have their own unique set of readings and prayers for that particular day of the week?

It's worth noting that this is a relatively recent innovation. The Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass) of the Roman Rite does not have a daily lectionary with different readings for each day of the week.

are there any Anglican Ordinariate communities who do indeed celebrate mass every day of the week, every day of the year according to this cycle of readings?

Yes, some have daily liturgy. You can see a list of parishes and their liturgy times here.

  • I've got a missal for the tridentine mass, and it does indeed have set readings for every day of the year. However some of the days double up/are duplicates. Is this what you are referring to? I know this is different to the novus ordo which literally has a different reading for every day – TheIronKnuckle Feb 14 '17 at 19:40
  • @TheIronKnuckle: "[the Tridentine Mass] does indeed have set readings for every day of the year" Not for every day. There readings for each Sunday and feast day and during some seasons for weekdays, but, for example, on ordinary weekdays (called "ferial days") in time after Pentecost (called "ordinary time" in the post-Vatican II missal), there is no specific Mass for the weekdays and the Sunday Mass is repeated, but without the Gloria or Creed. – Jahaza Feb 15 '17 at 19:04

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