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, December 10, 2013

Upcoming events for Advent at Mount Calvary Baltimore

1. Concert of Bach and Telemann Cantatas
Thursday, December 12, 7:30pm

Mount Calvary hosts a special concert: Students in Peabody Conservatory's "Bach and His Contemporaries" seminar taught by Dr. Andrew Talle will perform two cantata settings of "Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt", by J.S. Bach and G.P. Telemann.

This concert's featured soloists:

Dr. Richard Giarusso, baritone (special guest)
Andrew Hann, tenor
Kerry Holahan, soprano

We also welcome special guest Patrick Merrill, harpsichord.

This concert is free and open to the public. 

2. Gaudete Sunday: Choral Evensong & Benediction
Sunday, December 15, 4:30pm

Please join Mount Calvary for a special Advent Choral Evensong and Benediction in the Anglican Use at 4:30pm this Sunday for one of Mount Calvary's best traditions. Music will feature Dyson, Hassler and Palestrina. "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice." Free and open to the public.

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