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, October 14, 2010

Anglican Use Evening Prayer in Washington, D.C.

The Anglican Use Community of Washington, DC is pleased to announce the beginning of regularly scheduled services. Beginning October 16th, Evening Prayer according to the Book of Divine Worship will be held on the third Saturday of each month at 4:45 p.m., St. Anselm's Abbey, 4501 South Dakota Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20017. Coffee hour will follow the service.

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