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

Monday, October 26, 2009

St. Therese at work

Fr. Ernie Davis, pastor of St. Therese Church in Kansas City, which is the home of the Anglican Use community of the Our Lady of Hope Society, has posted an interesting letter from Bishop Wilkinson of the TAC's Canadian church.
I received the following note today from another convinced that St. Therese is "spending her heaven doing good on earth."
Dear Father Davis,
Your story about the Anglican Ordinariate and St Therese (which came to me via England this morning) is very interesting. And I can tell you another connexion with her...

Read the rest at Fr. Davis' blog, How Can I Keep from Singing?.

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