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, May 5, 2010

Fr. Phillips on EWTN's "The Journey Home" on 5/3/2010

Fr. Christopher Phillips, pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Church (Anglican Use) in San Antonio, Texas, was the guest of Marcus Grodi on EWTN's "The Journey Home" program on Monday past. The show can be viewed on YouTube. You can also read a synopsis of the program by Christian Campbell at his blog The Anglo-Catholic.

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