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, April 23, 2012

Sacerdotes Domini

Another truly groundbreaking few days for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. This weekend, for the first time in the Ordinariate, we witnessed the ordination to the Sacred Priesthood of former Anglicans who had never been Anglican priests. This was a sign of progress, a sign of continuity and a sign of hope for the future. Below you will see a picture of most of the Marylebone Ordinariate Group with the newly minted Fr James Bradley...
Read the rest of this story at the web site of the Marylebone Ordinariate Group.

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