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, May 18, 2010

TTAC Requests Personal Ordinariate for United Kingdom

The Traditional Anglican Church, the TAC province for England, Scotland, and Wales, and the first to signal the acceptance of the Apostolic Constitution in October 2009, has formally requested the implementation of Anglicanorum Coetibus in the United Kingdom. This is also the first formal request for the erection of a personal ordinariate by any Anglican constituency in the UK...

read the rest at the blog The Anglo-Catholic.

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