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, February 22, 2010


On Monday 22nd February 2010, the feast of the Chair of St Peter, the Anglican
bishops of Ebbsfleet and Richborough have asked their parishes to undertake a
day of prayerful discernment for the future of Anglo-Catholics, especially in the
light of Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus...

Read the rest in a PDF with a directory of prayer sites.

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