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, September 4, 2012

New Posts to begin soon

Dear Friends,

First I would like to thank those who have held in prayer my various intentions these past few weeks. I have found new work, once again with a medical journal, and so that necessary task is complete.

Second, I would direct your attention to the list of upcoming events on the left side bar, and even if you cannot attend, do keep the intentions of our brethren in your prayers.

Third, I expect to resume regular blogging next week, after I have finished the Holy Cross edition of Anglican Embers, which is this week's task of the moment.

As you likely know, the Anglo-Catholic has ceased regular posts, although there is much there in the archives worth reading. Fr Hunwicke, unfortunately, has not resumed posting, and his blog's title change proved to raise hopes prematurely.

However, Fr. Smuts in South Africa continues doing excellent work reporting the news, and Fr. Phillips' blog is always worth a visit, as is Deborah Gyapong's.

Finally, please consider coming to the annual Anglican Use Society Conference, to be held in Kansas City, Missouri from November 8th to November 10th. There is a great line up of speakers, and the annual conference remains the best way to meet up with fellow Anglican Use Catholics from across the country, and really, the world. The Conference website is:

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