Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in Scotland
under the patronage of Saint John Henry Newman

From the Ordinariate in Scotland:

Our Gift to the three Ordinariates around the World

A tartan for the Personal Ordinariates within the Catholic Church

The Ordinariate Tartan
A new tartan called The Ordinariate has now been registered by the Ordinariate in Scotland with The Scottish Register of Tartans and is now an official Tartan.

Why The Ordinariate Tartan was commissioned
The Ordinariate Tartan has been commissioned to mark the 10th Anniversary of the publication by Pope Benedict XVI of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus which created the Ordinariates, and the Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman on 13th October. It is intended for use by both clergy and laity within the three Ordinariates around the world and will raise funds of the Ordinariate in Scotland.

The design takes inspiration from the Coats of Arms of each of the three Ordinariates and also from the symbolism used in the design of vestments for the clergy of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

The significance of the design
The four principle liturgical colours of the church year, green, white, red and purple, have been included, with green being the dominant colour as it is used for most of the year.

The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter
The blue square is separated from the red by a yellow line referencing the Crossed Keys of St Peter depicted on the coat of arms. These elements indicate the distinctive heritage and status of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter.

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross
The white line dividing the blue square signifies the blue background on the coat of arms from the Australian flag and the white of the eight-pointed stars surrounding the 'M' for Our Lady of the Southern Cross.

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
The purple represents the brambles that forms the Crown of Thorns on the vestments of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, and the three thin black stripes represent the Nails of the Cross as depicted.

The single black lines dividing the red squares signify the Pierced Heart of Our Saviour and the twin hearts from Blessed (soon to be Saint) John Henry Newman’s motto Heart speaks unto heart. There is also black, blue and gold in the coats of arms.

Crowd funding and the Tartan Roll of Honour
The initial Crowd Funding Scheme will begin soon to raise funds to have two bolts of Tartan woven - 60 metres each. Contributors to the project would pledge a sum for one of the products below (at an inflated price to cover the cost of weaving the tartan) which they would receive if the project reaches its target. Their name will also be added to a Tartan Roll of Honour. They will also receive a piece of The Ordinariate Tartan with their name emblazened on it. Money pledged is well protected and is only taken from people’s accounts if and when the project reaches its target.

Ordinariate Tartan Products
Anything could be made using The Ordinariate Tartan, but probably the most popular will be Ties and Scarfs. Lengths of tartan would also be available. After the initial funding is successfully completed and the tartan is woven, orders would be taken through this Ordinariate Scotland website and 'made to order' by weavers Ingles Buchan, a family business whose mill is in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders. Items would include:
             Ordinariate Tartan Neck Tie - Ordinariate Tartan Bow Tie
            Ordinariate Tartan Scarf - Ordinariate Tartan Ladies Shawl
          Ordinariate Tartan Waistcoat - Ordinariate Tartan Baseball Cap

Meanwhile ... The Ordinariate Tartan Mug
The white glazed ceramic Mug is printed with The Ordinariate Tartan wrapped around with a superimposed Coat of Arms of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and the wording The Personal Ordinariate in Scotland - alternative wording and Coat of Arms are available on request. The mug is hold 9 fl oz (275 ml) and is diswasher proof. You will be able to order these on this website soon.

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