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, March 7, 2015

The Anglican Use: Some Historical Reflections (Anglican Embers 2006;1(11):297-305)

From our Holy Cross 2006 issue (volume 1, number 11), this reflection on the meaning of the Pastoral Provision (the harbinger of the Ordinariates) by Fr. James Moore takes the long view, beginning with the survival of Catholic faith within members of the Church of England from the earliest days in the 16th century. Read it online at: http://www.anglicanuse.org/Moore_AnglicanUseHistoricalReflections_AngEmb0I11.pdf

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  2. UPDATE: Blessed John Henry Newman Church (Santa Ana, CA to Fullerton, CA) [moved from St. Joseph's Catholic Church to St. Mary's Catholic Church]
    http://www.newmanonline.org/

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    1. For some reason I keep getting duplicate posts posted! Strange. Anyway, here's another update. New Ordinariate Parish being established: Saint Margaret of Scotland in NW Houston, TX.

      http://www.stmargaretchurchhouston.org/home.html

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    3. Did it again! See what I mean? Oh well, I now know it's you and not me. Once more unto the breach as they say. Another new Ordinariate Parish in Texas. Out of the Diocese of Dallas Saint Michael & All Angels in Denison, Texas. The Clergy and whole congregation of the Continuing Anglican Congregation of Christ Our Savior was restored to Full Communion in the One, Holy Catholic Church; once more united under the Pope, the Bishop of Rome. Couldn't find a website but they have a FaceBook page:https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Michael-All-Angels/
      They have their own church property.

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  4. Hi Matthew, thanks for these updates. Your last post didn't double post, so maybe Blogger has got their problem worked out.

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