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, June 11, 2010

Dinner with some of the conference attendees

(l to r) Fr. Allan Hawkins, Fr. Richard Bradford, Paul Campbell, Br. Rex Anthony, SSF, and Don Sanderson.

Last night there was no official activities for the annual Anglican Use Society conference, except for registration. I hosted a dinner for a few of the attendees in the hotel restaurant "Maize".

Dinner with conference attendees David Burt, Paul Campbell, Bishop David and Rita Moyer,
Fr. Bradford, Bishop Carl Reid, Fr. Jim O'Driscoll, Archbishop Louis Falk, Archbishop John Hepworth

There was lots of good conversation, discussion of recent events, and catching up on old friends. There were several other tables of conference attendees at the restaurant as well, and the fellowship over table provided a good beginning to our two days together.

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