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, November 7, 2012

Hymnal 1940 now online

With a grateful hat tip to Jeffrey Tucker at the Chant Cafe blog, readers will be glad to see that the Hymnal 1940 is now online at Only copyright free hymns are displayed, but this is a great resource to have available.


  1. Not related, but there is a ordinariate sodality in Canada that isn't in your list: The Apostolate of the Holy Cross, led by (Fr.) Warner, a former ACCC Priest:

    + PAX et BONUM

  2. Thank you, Don Henri. I'll add them to our list.