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, November 13, 2012

Msgr. Steenson addresses USCCB Assembly

Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson addressed the USCCB Assembly yesterday during their Fall Conference. Video of his address can be found on the USCCB web site. He is introduced by USCCB president Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan at 21:45, at the following link.


UPDATE: November 15, 2012

Thanks to Jack Grimes, who pointed us to a clip of Msgr. Steenson's address to the USCCB on YouTube.

Ordinariate Statstics from Msgr. Steenson's presentation
Incardinated Priests23
Ordinations Pending8
Aspirants for Holy Orders69
Communities in Process35
Our "apposite register"1336

1 comment:

  1. On behalf of The Priesthood of All Believers --you are excused from the Anglican denomination of the Protestant faith.