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

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Next Evensong of the DC Anglican Use Community

The Anglican Use Community of Washington, DC
invites you to join them
for Evening Prayer
on Saturday, September 11, 2010
at 4:45 p.m.
The Chapel of
St. Anselm's Abbey
4501 South Dakota Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20017
and afterwards for coffee

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  1. Doesn't the 'DC ANGLICAN USE COMMUNITY' have a name like 'Saint Thomas More Society' or 'Saint Augustine of Canterbury Society'?
    Just wondering!?!

  2. We had a very successful gathering on the 11th of September. This was our first service at our new location of St Anselm's Abbey, a Benedictine Monastery of the English Congregation in DC. The monks have graciously offered us the use of their chapel and a meeting hall on the grounds. We counted a total of 18 in attendance. The service was simple but lovely with sung canticles led by a professional singer in our community. After the service, everyone enjoyed some baked treats and wine. We hope to schedule our next gathering very soon!