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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tenebrae on Spy Wednesday at Mount Calvary

Please join Mount Calvary, Baltimore's Ordinariate parish, on the evening of Spy Wednesday for one of the only Catholic Holy Week Tenebrae services in the mid-Atlantic region. The Matins and Lauds of Maundy Thursday in the Anglican Use will be chanted by candlelight in the main church. Please join us at 7:00pm for this most moving and ancient of Holy Week liturgies. "And from the daughter of Syon all her beauty is departed : her princes are become like harts that find no pasture : and they are gone without strength before the pursuer." (First Nocturne of Matins)

Mount Calvary is located at 816 N. Eutaw Street in down Baltimore, at the corner of Madison and N. Eutaw. Ample parking space is available next to the church. For more information, see our website at or call us at 410-728-6140. 

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