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, May 16, 2013

The Ordination of Jonathan Gibson

The Canadian Deanery of St. John the Baptist, having added 3 deacons to its clergy last weekend (see the story at Deborah Gyapong's Foolishness to the World blog),  will add another member of the faithful to the clergy, for the ministry of the Sacraments, the preaching of the pure Word of the Lord 
and the greater glory of God.

Saturday 18th May
at 10.30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist
by Bishop Frederick Henry

Saturday 25th May
at 10.30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist
by Bishop Frederick Henry
in the presence of Msgr. Jeffery Steenson, Ordinary

Hat tip to Michael Trolly

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