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, March 27, 2014

Lenten Friday series continues at Mt. Calvary Baltimore

Friday, March 28: Fridays in Lent Series Continues with Barry Sullivan.  Please join us at 7:00pm, on Friday night tomorrow, March 28, for Stations of the Cross, Benediction in the Anglican Use, and a simple Lenten supper and reflection by Barry Sullivan of Defend Life, nuclear engineer, Project Manager for the Department of Energy, father of two adopted children, and a former candidate for Congress in Southern Maryland. Barry will reflect on the many times that he has been involved in various charitable causes, pro-life activities, politics, everyday situations with the various moral challenges one runs up against, in a talk entitled, "Sowing the Seeds of Life, and Reaping a Lifetime of Joy." This is a popular talk that Barry has given in a number of Maryland parishes. All are welcome! 

2) Friday, April 4: Fridays in Lent Series Continues with Fr. Jacob Straub. Please join us at 6:30 pm, on Friday, April 4, for Stations of the Cross, Benediction in the Anglican Use, and a simple Lenten supper and reflection by Fr. Jacob Straub. Fr. Straub is a priest of the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky, and is currently studying for his Licentiate in Systematic Theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Fr. Straub will reflect on "Lent and The Four Last Things" – death, judgment, heaven and hell – and how meditating on them in Lent can serve to remind us of our purpose in life, to receive the gift of grace necessary to save our souls. Note that Friday, April 4th, and Friday April 11th, the start time has been moved back to 6:30 pm, thanks to a broad consensus in the parish that an earlier time works better with most people's schedules. 

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