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

Monday, February 1, 2010

Roman Catholics - Traditional Anglicans to Join in Prayer Service for Unity

Bishop Richard Malone of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland and Bishop Brian Marsh of the Anglican Church in America (TAC), Diocese of the Northeast, will lead a joint Prayer Service for Christian Unity on February 2nd at 7:00 PM at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. The liturgy for Christian Unity is being held to provide an opportunity for both local church bodies to offer prayers that divisions between the faithful will end...
Read the rest at the News and Events page of the Diocese of Portland, Maine web site.

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