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, April 18, 2013

St Gregory the Great Church launches new web site

One of the newest U.S. Ordinariate communities, St. Gregory the Great in Beverly, Massachusetts, launched a new web site today. The Rev. Jurgen Liias, who will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, April 20th by Boston's Archbishop Sean Cardinal O'Malley, leads the community.

The new web site is:


  1. NIIIIIIICE! Wish every group had one of these.

  2. Oh and I see Father Deacon Jurgen exorcised that caterpillar that was crawling across his face - the last vestige of Episcopalianism! Well played sir.