The first principle of the Ordinariate is then about Christian unity. St. Basil the Great, the Church’s greatest ecumenist, literally expended his life on the work of building bridges between orthodox brethren who shared a common faith, but who had become separated from one another in a Church badly fragmented by heresy and controversy. He taught that the work of Christian unity requires deliberate and ceaseless effort...St. Basil often talked with yearning about the archaia agape, the ancient love of the apostolic community, so rarely seen in the Church of his day. This love, he taught, is a visible sign that the Holy Spirit is indeed present and active, and it is absolutely essential for the health of the Church.

- Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, Homily on the Occasion of his Formal Institution as Ordinary

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

St. Paul's Anglican Use community web site on line

A group of Catholics recently received into the full communion of the Church from the Episcopal Church has established the St. Paul's Anglican Use, with the goal of establishing an Anglican Use parish in Phoenix, Arizona. They've established a blog site to chronicle their journey and to reach out to others seeking the Lord.

Read about them at St. Paul's Anglican Use.

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