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, January 13, 2011

The Portal Magazine's Premiere Issue Now Available

The first issue of the Portal Magainze is now available. Covering issues of interest to anyone concerned with the new Personal Ordinariates for Anglicans seeking communion with the Catholic Church, this new monthly journal focuses on the events in the U.K. visit their web site to it read today.

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