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, July 30, 2010

Anglican Patrimony: A New Site for Those Interested in the Ordinariates

July 30, 2010
by Br. Stephen Treat, O.Cist
For those of you who have not found it yet, I suggest that you take a look at Anglican Patrimony, a new site launched by Fr. Andrew Bartus, curate of the ACA Church of St. Mary of the Angels in Los Angeles. Fr. Bartus is a recent Nashotah House graduate from the Diocese of Fort Worth who was ordained to the diaconate earlier this month.

Fr. Bartus and his fellow contributors will focus on issues concerning the idea of the Anglican Patrimony rather than the nuts and bolts of the Ordinariate or the day-to-day news of its development...

Read the rest of Br. Stephen's article at the blog The Anglo-Catholic.

Visit the new blog at Anglican Patrimony.

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