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, January 14, 2010

Anglicanorum Coetibus Conference

January 14, 2010
Christian Campbell
Posted on The Anglo-Catholic blog.

James Bradley writes to inform us of an Anglicanorum Coetibus conference to be held on Saturday, April 24, 2010, from 10:30 AM until 6:00 PM, at Pusey House, St. Giles, Oxford. Here is the information from the event’s Facebook page.

A day conference examining elements of Anglican Patrimony in the light of the Apostolic Constitution of Pope Benedict XVI, Anglicanorum Coetibus.

Speakers include:

Anglican Patrimony: A Catholic historian’s perspective
Professor Eamon Duffy, Professor of the History of Christianity, Fellow, Director of Studies, Magdalene College, Cambridge

The Anglican Tradition of Moral Theology
The Revd Canon Dr Robin Ward, Principal, St Stephen’s House, Oxford

The Church of England: Parochial and Pastoral
The Revd Philip North, Rector, Old St Pancras Team Ministry, London

Canon Law: A comparative study
The Revd David Ackerman, Priest in Charge Sherborne, Windrush, the Barringtons and Aldsworth, Gloucester

Conference Fee: £20 (includes coffee on arrival and buffet lunch).

Booking: Father William Davage either by telephone 01865 288024 or by email

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