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 18, 2010

ACA House of Bishops Issues Personal Ordinariate FAQ

As we reported on March 3, the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church in America, the US province of the Traditional Anglican Communion, convened in Orlando, Florida, voted unanimously to apply to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for the erection of a personal ordinariate in the United States of America. Following this meeting, a brief press release was issued.

During this week’s HOB conference call, it was decided that the following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document should be released to address some of the major questions of clergy and faithful throughout the ACA.

Read the FAQ on the blog The Anglo-Catholic.

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