Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 131, No. 2, February

Aid, Prayers for 'Worst Disaster': PWRDF Sees Unprecedented Donations
Anglicans across Canada, deeply affected by the Dec. 26 tsunami that killed more than 150,000 and left millions homeless in Asia and east Africa, have joined aid efforts by donating money and raising funds for the relief and rehabilitation of devastated...
A Ministry That Is All about the Dough: Perogy Fundraisers Sustain Parish
HENRY AND MAE Maki know the ingredients by heart: five eggs, four tablespoons of salt, 20 cups of flour, ("oh, several") bags of potatoes and "several" pounds of cheese. They have been mixing and kneading, boiling and cooking with these ingredients...
Arctic May Ask Clergy to Denounce Gay Unions
The diocese of the Arctic will consider at its 2005 synod whether employees will be required to approve a statement saying, in part, that "homosexual unions are intimacies contrary to God's design." At its fall meeting in Iqaluit, the 13-member...
Bishop Appeals for Engineer: Reconstruction of Grenada Goes Slowly
Wanted: A volunteer civil engineer who will help in the massive reconstruction of schools and churches in the Anglican diocese of the Windward Islands after they were severely damaged by Hurricane Ivan. The hurricane struck many parts of the Caribbean...
Bishop Pulls Licences of Priests for 'Abandonment of Ministry'
Bishop Michael Ingham of New Westminster has revoked the licences of four priests when they failed, after three months, to respond to a notice of presumption of abandonment of ministry. The bishop said he was "left with no alternative" but to confirm...
Books Acknowledge Our Call to Intimacy with God
BOOK REVIEWS Christ Wisdom Spiritual Practice in the Beatitudes and the Lord's Prayer Christopher Page Path Books/ABC Publishing ISBN 1-55126-420-X, 134 pages Toronto 2004 The Perfect Prayer Search for the Kingdom through the Lord's Prayer...
Church Polls Pastors on Their Work
PASTORS OF THE Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) annually complete a Confidentiality Report for their respective bishops, in which they reflect on their experience in ministry by responding to a series of questions. "What significant...
Church's 'Treasure' Recognized: Former Prolocutor Receives Merit Award
Fitzroy Harbour, Ont. Amy Newell is a treasure, not only for her parish but for the whole Anglican Church of Canada as well as a gift to the Anglican Communion, said the primate, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, in presenting her with the Anglican Award...
Few Dioceses Are Uniform in All Their Beliefs
The executive committee of the diocese of the Arctic recently affirmed the Montreal Declaration and will bring it to their synod this spring. In its magazine, the diocese also said that if passed by synod, affirmation of the Montreal Declaration "would...
Light Shines Most Brightly in Darkness
.... though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart oft be sea. (Psalm 46:2) WE WERE STILL in the glow of the Christmas celebrations. Hearts had been opened and turned outward, especially towards those who have little...
Montreal's Bishopscourt on the Market: Large House Does Not Suit New Bishop
The diocese of Montreal is selling its bishop's residence. Known as Bishopscourt, the 10-room brick house on Mountain Street is on the market for $1.6 million. It has served as the official residence of the bishop of Montreal for the last 40 years....
Native Students Protest School Closure: Diocese of Caledonia Cites Budget Problems
First Nations students of the Caledonia School of Mutual Ministry (CSMM) say they are "appalled" by the diocese of Caledonia's decision to dissolve the program and to withdraw its share of funds from the Theological Education by Extension Centre (TEE)...
Nigerian Diocese Envisions Thriving Farm
A self-sustaining farm that will provide jobs and promote understanding among Christians and Muslims, particularly youth, some of whom are caught in a web of violence. A farm, where chickens and pigs are raised, with orchards of oranges, passion fruit...
Primate Offers Support to Affected Churches
A global crisis such as the tsunami disaster in South-East Asia always contains within it a glimmer of hope, the primate, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, told a New Year's Day congregation at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa. Whatever it is, it unlocks...
Sanctuary Cases Could Be Stalled: Sgro's Resignation Causes Uncertainty
The resignation of federal Immigration Minister Judy Sgro on Jan. 14 stalled negotiations between the government and churches offering sanctuary to refugees whose applications to stay in Canada have been denied. Ms. Sgro stepped down from cabinet...
Sombre Service Recalls Missing Native Women
An Anglican church representative--Esther Wesley, co-ordinator of the national Indigenous Healing Fund--returned to a city she knows well, Timmins, Ont., to participate in a sombre service Dec. 14 commemorating the one-year anniversary of the disappearance...
Two Churches Examine Shared Ministries: Dialogue with United Church Began in 2003
Nearly 30 years after the Anglican and United churches broke off merger talks, the two denominations are again discussing closer ties--but a merger is not on the table. "It's still in an exploratory phase, a problem-solving phase," said Canon Alyson...
Windows Evoke Water Themes: Panels Brighten Up Seafarers' Chapel
The move of the Mission to Seafarers in 2002 to its new location on the Hamilton Harbour waterfront gave the organization much-needed additional space-and one problem. The chapel had no windows. Renovations placed the tiny chapel in the middle section...