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 9, 2010

The Anglican Use Community of Washington, DC

The Anglican Use Community of Washington, DC invites you to join them for their second organizational meeting and their first service of Evening Prayer, on Saturday, July 24, 2010.

The meeting will begin at 1:45 p.m., followed by Evening Prayer at 3:00 p.m. Both the meeting and Evening Prayer will be held in the large community room of the Alexandria Library (Beatley Central), 5005 Duke St., Alexandria, VA, 22304.

The meeting is open to all current and former Anglicans who may be interested in joining an Anglican Use community in the Washington, DC area, as well as others who may be considering reception into the Catholic Church. For more information, contact James via e-mail at codeblueiii@yahoo.com.

4 comments:

  1. 如果相遇.你會感到相知.那麼.有一種習慣叫做陪伴;如果陪伴.你會感到珍惜.那麼.有一種甜蜜叫做存在!..................................................................

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  2. 偶爾上來逛逛,下次不知是否還有緣再進來,先祝您平安順利!!!............................................................

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  3. I attended this meeting and Evening Prayer service and was pleasantly surprised by the turnout. We had 11 people in total. The group was just about evenly split between those who are currently Episcopalian and Catholics. We prayed Evening Prayer Rite I from the Book of Divine Worship. I am very hopeful for the prospects of our mission efforts. We are currently designing a website for the group and searching for a regular location for weekly prayer services. At the moment, our best prospect is St. Anselm's Abbey, a Benedicting Monastery of the English Congregation that has graciously offered us the use of their chapel. All in all, things are looking very positive for us!

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