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, January 25, 2010

Cardinal DiNardo to address parish on Anglicanorum Coetibus

The Anglican Use parish of our Lady of Walsingham in Houston, Texas will host a service of Evensong at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, followed by a meeting to discuss Benedict XVI's Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus. His Eminence Daniel N. Cardinal DiNardo will be present to speak to the parish. Cardinal DiNardo is the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, and was the key note speaker at the 2009 Anglican Use Conference hosted by Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston.

Hat tip to Mary Ann Mueller.

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