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

Saturday, February 2, 2013

ALPHA course to be offered by new Ordinariate community

Saint Mary Star of the Sea Parish and Saint Gregory the Great Church [new Ordinariate community being formed in Beverly--ed] will be offering Alpha For Catholics as a Lenten program onThursdays, February 14th through April 18th from 7 to 9pm, at Saint Mary, Star of the Sea convent, 15 Chapman Street, Beverly, MA. To register please call 978-948-2356 leaving your name & number; or register online at All registrations will be acknowledged.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know Alpha was something the Catholic Church did (I know it's an Anglican thing). When I was an LCMS Lutheran they said it was heterodox and a big no-no.