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

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Installation of New Ordinary Scheduled for Feb. 12

Reverend Jeffrey N. Steenson will be installed as Ordinary of the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter on February 12, 2012, 3 p.m., at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston. Details will be provided closer to the installation.

(This installation was originally scheduled for February 19th; but with the Holy Father holding a consistory to invest new cardinals on the weekend of February 18 & 19, the date has been moved up.)


Two years ago Fr. Steenson was the preacher at the Anglican Use Society's Annual Conference solemn Mass in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ. For those who haven't heard these before, here are the videos I posted YouTube to his opening remarks and homily.

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