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, March 14, 2010

Breaking News! An Ordinariate for Canada Has Been Requested

Postmarked Friday, Mar. 12, the day honoring St. Gregory the Great, Apostle to the English, the House of Bishops of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (ACCC), part of the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC), sent an official request to Cardinal William Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to ask “that the Apostolic Constitution be implemented in Canada.”

I can hardly contain my joy! The document can be viewed here.

The letter was read in ACCC churches across Canada the country...

Read the rest of Deborah's post at The Anglo-Catholic blog.

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