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

Monday, December 6, 2010

Cathedral of the Incarnation Votes on Apostolic Constitution

December 5, 2010
by Christian Campbell


At one o'clock this afternoon of the Second Sunday in Advent, the Dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Orlando, Florida, the Very Rev. Fr. Mark Siegel, the Rector's Warden, Mr. Christian Clay Columba Campbell, the Clerk of the Parish Corporation, Ms. Carla Hansen, and witness and parishioner, Mr. Joseph Koehler, certified the results of a congregational vote on a proposed Resolution that the Cathedral of the Incarnation accept the terms of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus and request admission, at the earliest possible moment, to the anticipated personal ordinariate to be erected in the United States of America. This Resolution followed upon the unanimous approval of a similar measure by the Cathedral Chapter in September of this year.

The congregation of the Cathedral of the Incarnation has voted overwhelmingly — 94% — in favor of the proposed Resolution, and, having achieved the two-thirds majority required under the parish bylaws, the Resolution is adopted...

Read the rest at the Anglo-Catholic blog.

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