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

Friday, November 23, 2012

Compassionate Evangelization

Dr. Barbara Elliott of the Center for Cultural Renewal, lecturer for the Catherine of Siena Institute and author of Street Saints: Renewing American Cities and Equipping The Saints addressed the Anglican Use Society's annual conference on Friday evening. The topic of her address was "Compassionate Evangelization in 21st Century America".

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately Steve, I cannot make out what anyone is saying on these videos. Too bad. I really wanted to hear what they had to say. Make a note. Clarity is all important in both video AND audio recordings.