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, September 28, 2010

Establishment of Forum for Anglican Parishes Who Plan on Entering the Ordinariate

As We Move Forward…
September 27, 2010
by Christian Campbell
I have created a new section of The Anglo-Catholic, accessible from the main navigation bar, entitled "Moving Forward" and dedicated to announcements and resources for those choosing to avail themselves of the Holy Father's most generous offer in the Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum Coetibus. On this page, you may find contact information for the liaisons in the Catholic Church, learn of parishes and other communities that have resolved to seek full communion with the Holy See, and learn of their progress toward Catholic Unity.

Visit the new forum at The Anglo-Catholic blog.

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