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

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Talks from the Anglican Use Society Conference are now posted

The AUS has now posted the text from four of the talks at the June 2010 annual Conference. The keynote speech by Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta, Dr. William Oddie's talk (delivered in his stead by Fr. Allan Hawkins), Fr. Jeffrey Steenson's homily at the Solemn Mass on the feast of the Sacred Heart and Dr. Anne Gardiner's talk on the Catholic Stuarts are all available on the 2010 Conference page.


  1. Why aren't these recorded and made available? So much more interesting and convenient to hear them and why not videos? Missing great opportunities!

  2. When everything is coming your way, you are in the wrong lane.............................................................