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

Friday, June 17, 2011

First service of The Anglican Use Society of Savannah

The first service of The Anglican Use Society of Savannah will be on Sunday, June 19th.

The service will be Evening Prayer, using the Book of Divine Worship, and will be held in the chapel of Our Lady of Confidence Carmelite Monastery at 4:00 p.m.

The Monastery's address is 11 West Back Street, Savannah, GA, 31419, which is off of Coffee Bluff Road. The Monastery's website is

For more information, contact James Farr,

1 comment:

  1. Must have been a bust or we'd have gotten a report and some pictures!
    I don't feel the love from Georgia or too many other places. If I was part of a group I'd be making reports every time something was going on. Looks to me like every one is just sitting and waiting. Aren't any of these groups having classes or prayer (besides Evensong) or car washes and bake sales to raise money? Do I hear the words "dead on the vine"?