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

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tour of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

We arrived around 2:45 pm in Newark, and have had the chance to greet many old friends and make acquaintance with some new ones. After getting unpacked we went for a tour, and quick rehearsal of propers for tomorrows Mass, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

The group following along getting all the details on this magnificent house of God which was under construction for 55 years, from 1899 to 1954.

The Archbishop's Cathedra

View of the Nave and Rose Window from the sanctuary

Window from the baptistry of Ananias baptizing Saul of Tarsus

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