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

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Msgr Steenson addresses the "Anglican Ordinariate Fellowship" in Beverly, Mass.

Rev. Juren Liias serves as MC as Msgr Jeffrey N. Steenson, leader of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, addresses a crowd of about 100 people in St. Margaret's Church in Beverly, Massachusetts. Following his address which you can view below, there was a question and answer period in which Msgr Steenson addressed queries from how could Catholics support this initiative to what the status of the divorced & remarried would be in the Ordinariate.
Following the talk and Q & A, a Mass was celebrated, in which three people from the Fellowship were received into the communion of the Catholic Church.

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