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 19, 2014

The Anglican Patrimony and the New Evangelization

For those who have not visited the web site of the Anglican Use Society (, please do! 

The page devoted to Anglican Embers ( has several free articles, and more will be made available in the coming months.

Yesterday we released "The Anglican Patrimony and the New Evangelization" by Msgr. John Jay Hughes. Msgr. Hughes article was published in the Advent 2012 issue of Anglican Embers, and is based on a talk he delivered at that year's Anglican Use Society conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

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  1. Speaking of the Anglican Use: CDF clears the way for Pastoral Provision parishes (is there more than one left?) to use Divine Worship: Occasional Services, too: