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

Forward in Faith UK commends new initiative

Forward in Faith UK has commended a new initiative today:

Friends of the Ordinariate

We are Anglicans in the UK who are members of
The Church of England - The Church in Wales
The Scottish Episcopal Church - The Church of Ireland
and we invite you to join with us as Friends of the Ordinariate
in order to signify your interest in
the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus.
(from the FotO web site).

Please visit the web site of Friends of the Ordinariate.

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