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

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dates for 2012 Anglican Use Conference set

The Anglican Use Society will hold its 2012 Annual Conference from November 8th through November 10th in Kansas City this year. Hosted jointly by the parish of St. Therese the Little Flower parish and the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, most sessions will be held at the Catholic Center in Kansas City with the solemn conference Mass being held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Msgr. Jeffrey N. Steenson will speak at the conference.

The conference web site is, and as more details are settled they will be released, hopefully by mid-March. Registration for the conference will be via the conference web site.


  1. Veterans Day weekend. Hopefully that will encourage those who have a long weekend to attend.

    I remember very fondly the one AU Conference that I attended, in Scranton, and have always wanted to attend again. Alas, I live half a world away.

  2. I know that since it's beginning, the Anglican Use Society has supported the Pastoral Provision. Has any decision been made yet as to whether they continue to do so or instead be in support of the Ordinariate (or both). The Pastoral Provision seems to have changed its own purpose to being for those individual clerical converts that want to become diocesan priests rather than have an interest in the Anglican Use. It no longer would seem to have any role in helping groups to form which retain a common identity.