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

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

St. Luke's Ordinariate Community to Offer Advent Lessons and Carols on December 7th

The Washington, DC Ordinariate community of St. Luke's, which calls Immaculate Conception Church its home in the city, will hold a service of Advent Lessons & Carols on December 7th at 7:30 pm. Music will include Gregorian Chant, Palestrina, Poulenc, Rachmaninoff, and more. Vist for more information.

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