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, September 9, 2011

Anglican Use Evensong on September 25 in Easton

The Anglican Use Congregation of St. Athanasius
the Anglican Parish of St. Paul
will host our annual service of Evensong
in honor of Our Lady of Walsingham
on September 25th at 4 p.m.

The service is in the Chapel of Mary on
the campus of Stonehill College in Easton, Mass.

A reception will follow the service.

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