Here is what Wikipedia has to say about this topic, beginning with the military ordinariates as a precedent: A military ordinariate is an ecclesiasticalMessage 1 of 29 , Aug 22View SourceHere is what Wikipedia has to say about this topic, beginning with the military ordinariates as a precedent:
A military ordinariate is an ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Church, of Latin or Eastern Rite, responsible for the pastoral care of Catholics serving in the armed forces of a nation.
Until 1986, they were called "military vicariates" and had a status similar to that apostolic vicariates, which are headed by a bishop who receives his authority by delegation from the Pope. The apostolic constitution Spirituali militum curae of 21 April 1986 raised their status, declaring that the bishop who heads one of them is an "ordinary", holding authority by virtue of his office, and not by delegation from another person in authority. It likened the military vicariates to dioceses. Each of them is headed by a bishop, who may have the personal rank of archbishop. If the bishop is a diocesan rather than a titular bishop, he is likely to delegate the daily functions to an auxiliary bishop or a lower cleric.
Some nations have military ordinariates of the Anglican Communion, Lutheranism and Eastern Orthodoxy.
The personal ordinariates for Anglicans entering the Catholic Church announced on 20 October 2009 are similar in some ways to the existing military ordinariates. But the jurisdiction of military ordinariates is cumulative to that of the diocesan bishops.---------------------------
Arlington VA USA
In a message dated 8/22/2013 8:31:44 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, rdrjames@... writes:
Doug, I know a Melkite priest who is a retired military chaplain. He is the chaplain of a small ER Convent here in Olympia.
I doubt that there are many ER Catholic chaplains abounding.
Rdr. James Morgan
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Douglas Cowling <cowling.douglas@...> wrote:
> From: <dlewisaao@...>
> Subject: Re: [liturgy-l] Cathedrals for Ordinariates?
> My impression is that the archbishop of the military services (USA) across
> the river in DC does not have a cathedral because his jurisdiction is
> extraterritorial v/v Latin Rite dioceses. This would be parallel to the
> situation with the Ordinariates.
> This would be different than for Catholic rites parallel to the Latin Rite,
> i.e., the Eastern Rites, which would have cathedrals for their bishops and
> prelates of similar import.
> Is this a private or canonical opinion that ordinariates are comparable to
> the military ordinariate and not the Uniate rites? I;m assuming the military
> ordinariate only uses the Latin rite. The Anglican ordinariates, on the
> other hand, have differences in rite, governance and clerical discipline
> that make them closer to the Uniate rites.
> Doug Cowling
> Director of Music
> St. Philip's Church, Etobicoke
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