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

Friday, October 8, 2010

Gathering of Anglicans and Catholics in Texas confirmed...

Father Christopher Phillips has confirmed that a meeting for those interested in an Anglican Ordinariate in the US gather at his parish in San Antonio in mid-November.
Becoming One

Would it be helpful for those of us in the United States who are Ordinariate-bound to come together for a time of prayer, mutual encouragement, and the opportunity to get to know one another better? We’re going to become one family soon, and our paths up to this point have been fairly diverse. It would be good for our various groups to work towards becoming one group.

After speaking with different individuals, it’s been proposed that we get together at Our Lady of the Atonement Church in San Antonio, Texas. It’s impossible to find a date that’s convenient for everyone, but several thought that November 16-18 would be good. We could have our first gathering on that Tuesday evening, spend all day Wednesday together, and then head back to our homes on Thursday. This will give us time for prayer together, an opportunity to introduce ourselves to one another, and to share information about this process we’re all in, leading up to the establishment of the Ordinariate.

Archbishop Falk is planning to be here, as is Bishop Moyer...

Read the rest at The Anglo-Catholic blog and get in touch with Fr. Phillips if interested. I did check, and from Boston, Southwest Airlines can get someone to San Antonio and back for around $275.00.

1 comment:

  1. We've had several affirmative responses, so those dates are confirmed. Also, for anyone who is in serious need, there is some financial assistance available.