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, November 15, 2012

Choral Evensong from AUS Conference

The first event of the Anglican Use Society's annual conference, just concluded, was a Choral Evensong & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. This was followed by a delicious dinner in the pavilion pitched outside the church in the parking lot, and the first talk, already posted here, by Fr. John Jay Hughes. The music provided for the Evensong is provided by the organist and musicians of the parish of St. Therese.

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