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, October 1, 2013

Fr. James Bradley to speak at Mount Calvary, Baltimore

Mount Calvary's First Fridays series continues on Oct. 4. Please join us for Adoration, Benediction, supper, and a special talk by Fr. James Bradley of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, The Anglican Use in Great Britain, entitled, "The Rock From Which You Were Hewn: the Foundation and Development of the Personal Ordinariate in the United Kingdom." 

Fr. Bradley was ordained as a priest for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham by Bishop Alan Hopes, at St Patrick’s, Soho Square, and has served as Communications Officer for the Personal Ordinariate and as Private Secretary to the Ordinary, Msgr Keith Newton. Currently living in Washington, D.C., where he is studying for a Licentiate in Canon Law at the Catholic University of America. 

Fr. Bradley is well known for his blog, Thine Own Service

Adoration and Confessions will begin at 5:00 pm; First Fridays Devotions and Benediction will follow at 6:30 pm; Supper and Lecture by Fr. Bradley at 7:00 pm. For more information and directions, see the church's website at

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