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, November 25, 2011

Ordinariate Ordo Produced

25 Nov 2011

Advent 2011 begins the first new liturgical year of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. As work continues on the liturgical use of the Ordinariates, certain forms of service have been permitted ad interim. Amongst these are Morning and Evening Prayer as these have developed in the Anglican tradition...

Read the whole post about the Ordo for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in England and Wales at the Ordinariate Portal. Download the PDF of part 1 of the Ordo (Advent to Lent).

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