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

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Home for Springfield, Missouri Anglican Use group

Shane Schatzel reports via Facebook
The St. Augustine of Canterbury Society will be relocating to Immaculate Conception Church at 3555 South Fremont in Springfield Missouri.

We will henceforth be called the ANGLICAN ORDINARIATE FELLOWSHIP.

Our new meeting time will be SATURDAYS at 7:30 PM. in the prayer chapel which is behind the main chapel. This new chapel has direct access to the blessed sacrament in the tabernacle so we will begin genuflecting instead of bowing as we did previously in the SEAS chapel.

These changes will be effective July 7, 2012.


  1. Has a priest been appointed to this community? I remind a comment from Mr. Shaetzel saying that they badly needed clergy familiar with the Anglican Use.

    + PAX et BONUM

  2. Don Henri, to the best of my knowledge, no, there is no priest who is part of this community. This is a gathering together of lay people who are seeking to become a prayerful community and who hope to "attain critical mass" and attract a priest.