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, June 15, 2010

Anglican Use Conference 2010 - Part I

Heide Seward and her husband were at the AUS Conference last weekend, and Heide has begun a series of reflections on the conference. You can read her reflections at her blog, Seward's Folly.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting it, Steven! I didn't even notice it until this morning, since my attention was drawn yesterday to the item about the Washington area group who met last Saturday. I sent an email to James and he says he will keep us in the loop from now on. Enjoyed seeing you at the conference.