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, April 25, 2010

Anglicanorum Coetibus Conference Presentations

Over at The Anglo-Catholic blog, they've posed the talks from a conference on the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus. Go visit the site to listen in to the speakers, who include:
Fr. Jonathan Baker, SSC, (Principal of Pusey House), Eamon Duffy (Professor of the History of Christianity, Fellow, Director of Studies, Magdalene College, Cambridge), The Rev. Canon Dr. Robin Ward, SSC, (Principal, St. Stephen’s House, Oxford), The Rev. Philip North, CMP, (Rector, Old St. Pancras Team Ministry, London)

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