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, December 16, 2010

Advent Embertide issue of Anglican Embers published

The latest issue of Anglican Embers has been published. Anglican Embers is the official journal of the Anglican Use Society in the U.S. Published 4 times per year at the traditional embertides (in volumes of 12 issues each), this issue is Volume III, Number 4.

Anglican Embers is sent to members of the Anglican Use Society as a perquisite of their membership. Individual issues may be purchased for $5.00, or subscriptions may be taken for the annual price of $20.00. Contact the editor, Steve Cavanaugh about purchasing copies or subscriptions.

This issue has the following items:

Anglican Converts, Catholic Apologists by Dr. William Oddie
Charles II and James II: Two Royal Converts by Dr. Anne Barbeau Gardiner
From the Anglican Patrimony: On the Confession of Sin by Jeremy Taylor
Music: Melismatic Propers for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Midnight arranged by C. David Burt

The complete set of propers will be added shortly to the Anglican Use Society web site.

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