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|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
Dear Faithful of Our Lady of Walsingham,
Our beloved Deacon John Denson passed from this life on Sunday afternoon at 12:45 p.m. This Friday, November 22, 2013 there will be Evening Prayer and Rosary beginning at 6:00 p.m. The next morning, Saturday, November 23 at 10:00 a.m. will be the Requiem Mass with lunch reception to follow.
Both liturgies will be held at Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Let light perpetual shine upon him.
Faithfully in Christ through Mary,
But we have something even more exciting for which in God’s providence Fr. Rojas arrived just in time. The Bishop of the Diocese of Allentown, Bishop John Barres, has approved our request to begin celebrating our variation of the Roman Rite at Sacred Heart Church in Bath, about an hour south of here. Msgr. Steenson has agreed to designate this community a mission of St. Thomas More Parish. Fr. Rojas’ presence among us will make this new mission possible, since in all likelihood the Mass will be celebrated in Bath on Sunday evenings, when there is already a Mass scheduled here each week. Msgr. Frank Nave, our host in Bath, and I have much still to work out with regard to the details, but we expect that this mission will get off the ground next month during the season in Advent. I ask your prayers for this new venture, that by it we will bring more souls home to the Catholic faith.
I do not wish to end this brief introduction without thanking in the first place Professor Jorge Miras, for agreeing to direct this investigative work, and for the optimism, hard work and generosity that he has lent to overcome every stumbling block that appeared during this study. I have a special debt of gratitude for Professors Antonio Viana, Edward Baura, Felix Maria Arocena and Juan Ignacio Arrieta for their help with various difficulties that, thanks to the, were overcome. Also, especially for Professor Luis Navarro who has suggested to me solutions to discrete problems and has helped me find important sources. I also thank Professor Ghirlanda for his willingness to entertain my questions during the meeting we had in Rome. The help I have received from Fr. Mark Woodruff and Steve Cavanaugh has been fundamental in acquainting me with many diverse aspects of Anglican tradition. In this same sense I wish to thank Monsignor Andrew Burnham, Gordon Read, Fr. David Chapman, Fr. John Pitchford, Gerald Soane, Mark Fischer, Fr. James Pereiro, professor Hans Feülner and William Oddie for their collaboration in helping me understand certain aspects of Anglicanism and helping design a bibliography of adequate scope. I cannot fail to thank Margaret Chalmers, chancellor of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter for her generous dedication to my many questions which arrived to her from Spain in the most unexpected moments. She always responded rapidly from her Blackberry. In the same way, I wish to thank the Ordinary of the Chair of St. Peter, Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson, for his willingness to help and in be cited in numerous documents. In my study of the Pastoral Provision, Fr. Christopher Phillips, Fr. Paul Sullins and Duane Galles have helped me greatly, and have always attended to my needs with generosity and provided me whatever facts I asked of them. Also of great help to me has been the disinterested work of Deborah Gyapong, Fr. James Bradley, Anthony Chadwick, Christian Campbell and Shane Schaetzel in their blogs where they have speedily reported on the life and doings of the Personal Ordinariates. I have also benefited from the work of Santiago Álvarez and José Antonio Araña on the web site www.prelaturaspersonales.org, where I have been able to find a well-ordered and complete bibliography.