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 19, 2010

Jeffrey Moore to be ordained

A new priest...

On Saturday, March 20th (Commemoration of St. Cuthbert), Deacon Jeffery W. Moore will be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood. This will take place in San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Texas, at 10:00 a.m. Fr. Moore is being appointed as Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of the Atonement Church, and will serve also as a hospital chaplain...

Read the rest at Fr. Phillips' blog Atonement Online.

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