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 29, 2010

Map of Emerging US Ordinariate

Shane Schaetzel of the St. Augustine of Canterbury Society in Springfield, Missouri, has put together a map showing the location of communities likely to be part of the Anglican Ordinariate in the United States. Anyone who has updates of new communities that ought to be listed can email Shane.

Hat tip to Fr. Bergman and Paul Campbell writing in More News.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. What groups are in Georgia and South Carolina?
    I know of Saint Mary the Virgin but what's the other one next to it? Should have provided a list!