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, September 30, 2010

ACA Parish of the Holy Nativity, Payson, AZ seeks entry into Anglican Ordinariate

September 29, 2010
by Fr. Christopher Phillips

The Church of the Holy Nativity has signified its intention to enter the Ordinariate as soon as it is erected in the United States. One by one, the groups are gathering!

Read the letter from the the rector of Holy Nativity on the blog The Anglo-Catholic.

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