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

News from the TTAC Synod

Posted on October 28, 2010

‘For and on behalf of the Assembly of TTAC, the TAC of England and Wales’
At the assembly of the Traditional Anglican Communion of England and Wales (TTAC), today, the following 3 resolutions were passed:-
1. This assembly endorses the resolution of 2009, that:
‘This Synod, representing the Traditional Anglican Communion in Great Britain offers its joyful thanks to Pope Benedict XVI for his forthcoming Apostolic Constitution, allowing the corporate re-union with the Holy see, and request the Primate and College of Bishops of the TAC to take the steps necessary to implement this constitution.’
2. This Synod welcomes the fact that some clergy and people in Forward in Faith are preparing to accept Pope Benedict XVI’s generous offer of full communion with the See of Peter, as set out in Anglicanorum Coetibus, thus fulfilling the Concordat between the Traditional Anglican Communion and Forward in Faith. We look forward to positive collaboration with all those involved in the establishment of the Ordinariate in England and Wales.
3. We continue in our prayers that all Anglicans may one day find reconcilliation with the See of Peter.
Regards Ian Cresdee
St Agatha’s Church

from the English Catholic blog.

No comments:

Post a Comment