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

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Discussion of Anglicaorum Coetibus at Old St. Mary's in Washington, D.C.

In addition to his talk in Baltimore the night before the March for Life, Fr. Eric Bergman, a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, discussed Pope Benedict XVI's apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus Friday, January 22nd at Old St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. You may view Fr. Bergman's talk at

No comments:

Post a Comment