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

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Homily of Fr. Jeffrey Steenson at Mass on June 11, 2010

I have uploaded to video files with Fr. Steenson's homily during the Solemn High Mass on Friday, June 11th. Because of length restrictions, this is presented in two separate links, the first being his opening remarks, the second the main body of the homily.

Steenson homily, opening remarks

Steenson homily,main text

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