50 years of Unitatis Redintegratio

Please find below the collected homilies and notes—with accompanying texts from Ephesians 4 and John 17—from the CCC’s service commemorating 50 years of Unitatis Redintegratio, held on Friday Nov 21, 2014 in the chapel of Queen of the Apostles retreat centre in Mississauga. This service was the final morning chapel of our 70th Anniversary Assembly.

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. – Ephesians 4:1-6

Fr. Cyprian Hutcheon’s homily from our Friday morning chapel service celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Vatican’s decree on ecumenism Unitatis Redintegratio.

À chacun d’entre nous, la grâce a été donnée selon la mesure du don fait par le Christ. […] Et les dons qu’il a faits, ce sont les Apôtres, et aussi les prophètes, les évangélisateurs, les pasteurs et ceux qui enseignent. De cette manière, les fidèles sont organisés pour que les tâches du ministère soient accomplies et que se construise le corps du Christ, jusqu’à ce que nous parvenions tous ensemble à l’unité dans la foi et la pleine connaissance du Fils de Dieu, à l’état de l’Homme parfait, à la stature du Christ dans sa plénitude. – Ephésiens 4:7-13

Archdeacon Bruce Myers: vendredi matin lecture de l’épître de Paul aux Éphésiens (en français seulement).

But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love. – Ephesians 4:15-16

The Rev. Stephen Kendall’s Friday morning chapel reflection.

And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. – John 17:11

Bishop Fabbro’s homily notes from Friday morning’s chapel service.

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