Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 129, No. 1, January

Axe Falls at World Council of Churches: Poor Finances Result in Job Cuts
Geneva Faced with a predicted financial shortfall of more than six million Swiss francs ($6.44 million Cdn) in 2003, the World Council of Churches -- the world's biggest church grouping -- has said it will reduce its staff by 15 per cent to a total...
Better Fish, Farming, Food: Canadian Gleans Insights from Tanzanian Diocese
I BEGAN THE journey to Masasi on my knees. Not because I had been seized by appropriate senses of humility or piety but because Zaida Bastos had directed me to the bottom of the filing cabinet. As a University of Guelph student of international rural...
Canadian (John Blyth) Lends Skills to Melanesian Order
REV. JOHN BLYTH is on his way to the Philippines to eat little more than rice and greens for days on end and he could not be happier about it. Mr. Blyth, 67, will fill the position of novice co-ordinator in the diocese of Palawan for a chapter of...
Challenge Is to Share with Others What We Have Received
ALMOST 60 years ago, a young priest, Bill Wright, having completed a two-year curacy at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa, was making his farewells to the dean, a gracious priest of great wisdom and pastoral experience. He said to the dean that...
Deal (on Residential Schools) Is `Good for All'
On Nov. 20, the federal government and the Anglican church announced a historic agreement on residential schools. The Anglican Journal invited Archdeacon Jim Boyles, general secretary of General Synod and the chief negotiator with the government, to...
Dioceses Give Nod to Accord: Four Down, 26 to Go
Approval of the residential schools agreement with the federal government is moving swiftly through Canada's 30 Anglican dioceses, but some have questions about the legal implications and some parishioners in dioceses that have not been sued are wondering...
Dissenters Quiet as (Rowan) Williams Confirmed in Formal Ceremony
ANGLICAN COMMUNION NEWS SERVICE, CHURCH TIMES, CHURCH OF ENGLAND NEWSPAPER Rowan Williams officially became the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury on Dec. 2 in an ancient legal ceremony at St. Paul's Cathedral, London. The ceremony was a confirmation...
Heavy Agenda for Algoma Synod: Slate Includes Same-Sex Blessings, Settlement
Of all the dioceses that have convened special synods meeting in January and February to consider General Synod's agreement with the federal government on residential schools, Algoma has given itself the heaviest agenda. It also plans to tackle...
Joint Statement Breaches Divide (Oriental Orthodox Churches and the Anglican Communion Present a Joint Statement on the Divinity of Christ)
History was made recently when the Oriental Orthodox Churches and the Anglican Communion presented a joint statement about the divinity of Christ. Rev. Harold Nahabedian of St. Mary Magdalene's, Toronto, and the sole Armenian Anglican priest in...
(Michael) Ingham Picks Mediator for Same-Sex Dispute: Jan. 18 Synod to Examine Finances
Fulfilling his commitment to go ahead with a reconciliation process to bring eight dissident parishes back into the diocesan fold, Bishop Michael Ingham of New Westminster has chosen a facilitator from among three names submitted by leaders of the...
Mission Helps People, Peppers Bloom: Programs' Influences Far Reaching
Winterveldt, South Africa A MID ROW UPON row of beautiful, healthy, uniform pepper plants, one or two stand out for their sad, shriveled appearance. Something has gone wrong with these two and the problem will quickly be investigated. These lush...
National Church Office Shuffles Staff: New Editor (Leanne Larmondin), Communications Director (Vianney Carriere)
There have been two major changes in leadership positions at the church's national office in Toronto. Vianney (Sam) Cartiere, formerly the editor of the Anglican Journal and MinistryMatters, has been appointed acting director of the communications...
Native Groups Analyze Financial Settlement (over Residential Schools)
Groups working with former students of residential schools have welcomed the settlement with the federal government with a mixture of relief that there is finally an agreement and despair over their dying friends who won't live long enough to get any...
Niagara Synod Takes First Steps in Debate on Same-Sex Unions: Discussion May Go to Parish Level
The diocese of Niagara's annual synod, held Nov. 14-16, for the first time discussed whether the Anglican Church of Canada should offer blessings to gay couples. Since no formal motion was presented, there was no vote, but a majority of the 27 speakers...
Parishes Pray by the Calendar
Two urban parishes, several time zones apart, are separately beginning to forge dialogue and perhaps relationships with aboriginal Anglicans, starting with two of the most basic forms of communication: prayers and letters. Groups at the parishes...
Quebec Puts Priest (Keith Perry-Gore) on Trial for Disrespect
For the first time in its history, the diocese of Quebec has conducted an ecclesiastical court to try a retired priest for "contemptuous and disrespectful conduct towards the bishop." David Blair, chancellor of the diocese, said Rev. Keith Perry-Gore...
We Have Much to Build, Much to Build On
THE PRIMATE has called this "a moment in time," a phrase so simple and yet so evocative for members of the Anglican church that it begs further reflection. We are poised upon a moment, on a day which is neither yesterday nor yet tomorrow. The moment...