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

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Exclusive Interview: Primate of Traditional Anglican Communion on Life and Family - Part One

TAC's commitment to life is “total.” “It's one of our founding premises,”

By Patrick B. Craine

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, March 8, 2010 ( - Life issues are “at the heart” of Christianity, said Archbishop John Hepworth, Primate of the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC), in an exclusive interview with (LSN) on Friday.

“If we get the life issues right, then we get the Incarnation right, the nature of God right, the nature of Christian worship right,” he explained. “This is actually an entrance issue, not a side moral issue. It's the issue on which Christianity actually defines itself against the others.”

LSN spoke with Archbishop Hepworth in Halifax, the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, where he made an overnight stop to address the local TAC parish, St. Aidan's. The Australian native came to Halifax as part of a worldwide tour that he began four weeks ago to encourage TAC communities to accept the Vatican's offer to Anglicans, issued in October, to reunite with the Roman Catholic Church...

Read the inteverview with Archbishop Hepworth at Lifesite News.

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