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, December 5, 2013

Yes, I am late to the party, but...

in case some of you have slept in even later than me, the venerable Fr. Hunwicke has started blogging again since mid-November after a long dry spell following his unfortunate accident in Rome during the Fall of 2012.

Due to work I have been negligent in both the reading and writing of blog posts, but if anyone can draw me back to this, it is Fr. Hunwicke, whose posts are full of good humor, deep learning and earnest & godly counsel. Do follow him at

1 comment:

  1. It might also be worthwhile updating the link to Mgr Edwin Barnes new blog - Antique Richborough instead of Ancient Richborough: -

    There is a good story this week about the ordination of a Texan priest for the Ordinariate in Portsmouth who by agreement between the Ordinary and the Diocesan is then given charge or a diocesan parish.