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, September 19, 2012

Anglican Use Mass at Kitchener, Ontario on October 21st

The Sodality of St. Edmund the Martyr of Cambridge, Ontario has published their latest Update. Included in the update is the following news:
Sunday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m.
Father George Nowak, CR, Pastor of St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows, in Kitchener, has kindly invited us to celebrate our Anglican Use Mass in his church at 56 Duke Street. (You may recall that Father Nowak invited us to Vespers and Benediction, about 18 months ago, with a Reception following, to discuss Anglicanorum coetibus with Catholics from various Parishes in the area.)
Father William Foote, our Chaplain, (and Pastor of St. Patrick's in Cambridge) will be the celebrant.
Mr. Robert Tasse, the Music Director at St. Mary's will be the organist. The Cantor will be Mr. Andrew Malton, a parishioner of St. Louis' in Kitchener.
We will be advertising the Mass in the local papers. This Mass will give us an opportunity of 'exposing' other Catholics, Anglicans, Protestants, and others in the area, to the beauty of our Mass.
Please mark your calendars. We hope you are able attend. Please pass on the word!
A Reception in the Parish Hall will follow the Mass, with time for Questions and Answers about our Community and the Anglican Use Mass.
Church of St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows, Kitchener, Ont.

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