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

St Columba Parish in Fernley Nevada seeks to enter Anglican Ordinariate


From the parish web site
The parish as a body has voted to accept the offer of the Holy See and join an Ordinariate. If the reader is an Anglican Christian, living in northern Nevada, and wishes to join Saint Columba's in its transition, your attendance and assistance is welcome.

St. Columba's is a parish of the Episcopal Missionary Church. Visit the parish web site.

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