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

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Institute of Catholic Culture to host "The Pope, The Anglicans and the Mass"

The Institute of Catholic Culture will host "The Pope, The Anglicans and the Mass," a discussion of Anglicanorum Coetibus by Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ. No reservations necessary. Free admission.

St. Ambrose Catholic Church
3829 Woodburn Rd.
Annandale, VA 22003

Date and Time: Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 at 7:30pm

For more information, go to the website of the Institute of Catholic Culture ( or call (703) 504-8733.

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