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

Thursday, July 5, 2012

First Anglican Use Mass of Fr. Richard Kramer in DC

The St. Thomas of Canterbury Ordinariate Community of Washington, DC
invites you, your family and friends
to join them
for the first Anglican Use Mass
celebrated by Father Richard Kramer
on Sunday, July 8th at 10:30 a.m.
St. Anselm's Abbey Church
4501 S. Dakota Ave., NE
Washington, DC.
Fr. Randy Sly will concelebrate with Fr. Kramer.
Afterwards there will be lemonade on the lawn, weather permitting.

1 comment:

  1. Sad irony that a former seminary classmate at General Theological Seminary, NYC decided to go over to Rome over the issue of homosexuality and the church and ends being Re-Ordained by the biggest flaming queen in the American Roman Catholic hierarchy.