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

Thursday, October 17, 2013

First Friday Series at Mount Calvary, Baltimore continues on All Saints Day

Mount Calvary Catholic Church, Baltimore's first Ordinariate parish, continues its new monthly First Friday Series on November 1, as part of a special All Saints Day celebration. Confessions will be heard from 6:30 pm, and Solemn High Mass in the Anglican Use to follow at 7:00 pm. Fr. James Junípero Moore, O.P., our First Friday guest speaker, will preach the homily. The First Friday supper and lecture will follow immediately after Mass. Fr. Moore will be giving a talk on sacred music, entitled “Praise You Who Hath Taught You to Sing of His Love: Sacred Music & the New Evangelization.”  Fr. Moore earned degrees in music at Santa Clara University and the University of Notre Dame, and entered the Dominican novitiate in the Western province in 2000. He currently is pursuing a doctorate in Sacred Music at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. For more information, see our website at

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