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, April 27, 2010

Text of Joint ACA/Anglican Use Petition for USA Ordinariate

Apr 26th

The Anglo-Catholic is finally able to publish the full text of the joint petition to the Holy See on behalf of the Anglican Church in America (the USA province of the Traditional Anglican Communion) and the parishes of the Anglican Use for the erection of a personal ordinariate in the United States of America which was adopted at the ACA HOB Meeting in Orlando, FL in March of this year.

Read the rest at the blog The Anglo-Catholic.

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