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, September 9, 2012

Regular Anglican Use Mass to be celebrated in Potomac Falls, Virginia

Beginning September 16th, Fr. Randolph Sly will offer an Anglican Use Mass at Our Lady of Hope Church in Potomac Falls, Virginia at 5:00 pm each Sunday. All Catholics are invited to attend (and yes, this Mass will fulfill your Sunday obligation!).
Mark your calendars now! More details about this Mass and about the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter will be available soon. The web site for Our Lady of Hope is

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