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, May 5, 2012

Anglican Use Mass in Toronto, Ontario

Anglican Use Masses are being held every Sunday at 1:45pm at Sacré-Coeur (the Church of the Sacred Heart) at 381 Sherbourne St in downtown Toronto. This week there will be a professional choral ensemble to lead the congregation in the music of the sacred liturgy, including a polyphonic setting of the Mass by Willan. There is free parking behind the Church on the northeast side, which can be accessed by the lane on the east side of Sherbourne just north of Carlton and the Church.

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