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

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Next Steps for “Groups of Anglicans”

Dec 25th
by Christian Campbell

Several days ago, I wrote about a new initiative to establish an information portal/communications hub for the discussion and coordination of new Anglican Catholic communities to be brought under the personal ordinariates authorized by Anglicanorum Coetibus. Due to the very positive response I have received, I have decided to move forward with the project.

I am now looking for beta testers for the forum software. A new discussion forum will be created for each nascent Anglican Catholic group, and I would like every group to have at least one moderator. The role of the forum moderator will be to facilitate the discussion, referee when necessary, and to serve as a point of contact with the site administration. Very minimal technical skills are necessary; if you are able to comment on this blog, you are qualified to be a forum moderator.

If you would like to volunteer to be a forum moderator — and thus launch a new Anglican Catholic group in your area — please do the following:

1. Leave a comment on this post with your name and the city/region for which you would like a discussion forum created.
2. Email me privately at ccampbell at threefishgroup dot com. Please include the city/region in the message subject (e.g. “New Anglican Group for Norfolk, Virginia”) and your contact information in the body of the message.

I have already installed the forum software on The Anglo-Catholic server and testing should begin in the next several days. My goal is to make the site available to the general public by December 31, 2009.

From the Anglo-Catholic blog.


  1. Mr. Cavanaugh,
    Permit me to introduce myself. My name is Michael LaRue, and I am a former Episcopal priest, now a RC laymen, living in Newtown, PA. I have no plans to become a Catholic priest, but I should very much like to be a moderator of discussion group, and coordinate the activity of forming an Anglican Roman Catholic congregation under the provisions of the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus here in Bucks Co. Pennsylvania (northeast of Philadelphia).

    In Christ,
    Michael LaRue

  2. Sorry, I should have posted this elsewhere.

    Michael LaRue