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

Friday, March 12, 2010

Fr. Phillips on "The World Over" This Evening

Fr. Christopher Phillips of Our Lady of the Atonement Church (Anglican Use) in San Antonio, Texas will be appearing this evening on The World Over with Raymond Arroyo on EWTN. The program airs at 8:00 PM ET with encores at 1:00 AM Saturday, 4:00 PM Sunday, and 10:00 AM and 11:00 PM on Monday.

Fr. Phillips has been invited specifically to speak about the Holy Father’s outreach to Anglicans in Anglicanorum Coetibus and new personal ordinariate structure proposed by the Apostolic Constitution.

Hat tip to the folks at The Anglo-Catholic blog.

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