La Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede, a norma della Costituzione Apostolica Anglicanorum coetibus, ha eretto l’Ordinariato Personale di The Chair of Saint Peter nel territorio della Conferenza Episcopale degli Stati Uniti d'America.
Nel contempo il Santo Padre Benedetto XVI ha nominato primo Ordinario il Reverendo Jeffrey Neil Steenson.
Rev. Jeffrey Neil Steenson, D.Phil. (Oxon)Experience
Carl and Lois Davis Visiting Professor in Patristic Studies, University of St. Thomas/St Mary's Seminary, Houston, TX (2009-). Licensed in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
Received into the Roman Catholic Church (Advent 2007); ordained deacon (Dec. 13, 2008) and priest (Feb. 21, 2009) under the Pastoral Provision for married Anglican clergy; incardinated in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande, Albuquerque, NM (2004-2007); Canon to the Ordinary (2000-2004).
Rector, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, TX (1989-2000).
Rector, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont, PA (1985-1989).
Assistant, All Saints' Church, Wynnewood, PA (1983-1985).
Doctoral Studies, University of Oxford (Christ Church) (1979-1983).
Sportswriter, The News-Sun, Waukegan, Illinois (1972-1979).
D. Phil. (Theology), University of Oxford, (1979-1983). Thesis: "Basil of Ancyra and the Reception of the Nicene Creed."
M.Div., cum laude, Harvard Divinity School (1976-1978) (New Testament/ patristics).
MA., summa cum laude, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (1974-1976) (church history).
B.A., cum laude (history), Trinity College (1970-1974) (history).
Birthdate: April 1, 1952.
Family: married to Debra J. Arnold in 1974; children: Kristina (33), Eric (30), John Mark (24).
Interests: Flying (private, commercial, instrument-rated, ASEL & ASES).
"The Unopened Gift," Anglican Theological Review 87 (Fall 2005): 645-651.
"The New Donatists: Why the Fight for Orthodoxy within Anglicanism Must Avoid Ancient
Errors" [T.W. Smith Lecture at St. John's, Elora, Ontario, 2005] (publication anticipated).
"Intimacy and Friendship: Some Boundary Issues," Anglican Theological Review 85 (Winter 2003): 97-102.
"Scripture and Tradition: A Famous Irenaean Text Revisited" Proceedings of the Atlantic Theological Conference (Charlottetown, P.E.I., 1993).
"Episcopal Jurisdiction in Athanasius: A Line in the Sand?" [International Patristics Conference, Oxford, England, August, 1991].
"Koinonia and Reception: A Response to the Report of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Commission on Communion and Women in the Episcopate" (Episcopal Synod of America, 1989).
"The Teaching Tradition: Scripture and Doctrine" in The Scriptures and Modern Christian Teaching [Proceedings of the Theological Conference 1988] (Charlottetown, 1988), pp. 59-71.
"Patterns of Orthodox Witness: Some Principles from the Nicene Fathers" in Rebuilding the House of God [Proceedings of the Theological Conference 1987] (Charlottetown, P.E.I., 1988), pp. 101-109.
"Basil of Ancyra on the Meaning of Homoousios" in Arianism: Historical and Theological Reassessments, ed. Robert C. Gregg [Patristic Monograph Series, 11] (Cambridge, MA., 1985), pp. 267-279.
Basil of Ancyra and the Course of Nicene Orthodoxy (D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford, 1983).
"The Date of the Philocalia" in Origeniana Tertia, ed. R. Hanson and H. Crouzel (Rome, 1985), pp. 245-252.
Various reviews, conference papers, and addresses.