Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 130, No. 8, October

A Lesson in Grace from a Case of Weeping Flesh
Do you think a prison is an appropriate place for a seminarian? During my years as a theological student I was assigned as part of my field education to a correctional facility in Brampton, Ont. A weekly requirement was a written verbatim report...
Archdeacon Elected Bishop of Montreal: No Bishop Yet for Central Newfoundland
Archdeacon Barry B. Clarke, 52, was elected the 11th bishop of the diocese of Montreal on Sept. 18 at an episcopal election held at Christ Church Cathedral. "He was elected first among the laity, then the clergy came around," said Archdeacon Peter...
A Respectful Look at Native Spirituality
THE ECLECTIC and prolific Philip Jenkins asserts that during the past century, a profound shift has occurred in the mainstream acceptance of Native American spiritu?ility. What was once considered demonic is now followed as a way of salvation. Mr.Jenkins...
B.C.'S Archbishop Crawley Announces Retirement
Archbishop David Crawley, saying that his 43 years in active ministry has been "a marvelous time," has announced he intends to retire on Nov. 30 as bishop of the diocese of Kootenay and metropolitan of the ecclesiastical (church) province of British...
Canada's New Primate Is Wired
This month Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will go online on the national church's Web site to introduce himself and talk about his vision for the national church in a Web cast. Vianney Carriere, director of communications...
Church Awaits Critical Commission Report
The Lambeth Commission is scheduled to release on Oct. 18 its much-awaited recommendations on how best to salvage the Anglican Communion, which has been torn apart by bitter conflict over the consecration of a gay bishop in the United States and the...
Churches Have Much to Learn from Golden Arches
(ENI)--Churches should take a leaf from the 750-page training manual of global restaurant giant McDonald's and make first-time visitors feel more welcome, a study has found. McDonald's "entire ethos is geared around making us feel welcome and ensuring...
Church Invited to Join in ADR Process: General Synod Looks at Legal Release
The government of Canada's alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process for former students of Indian residential schools is well underway, and the Anglican Church of Canada has been asked to attend three hearings, said the church's general secretary,...
Departures Follow Same-Sex Vote: Two Priests Resign in Qu'Appelle, B.C
The controversial clause affirming the "integrity and sanctity of committed adult same-sex relationships," which was part of a resolution approved by General Synod in June, has caused at least two conservative priests and some parishioners to leave...
Dissidents Refuse to Vacate
The former priests and members of the congregation of St. Simon's church, North Vancouver, and St. Andrew's, Pander Harbour, have refused to vacate the church buildings as requested by the New Westminster diocesan council. The groups state that "all...
Donations to Healing Fund on the Decline
Donations to the Anglican Church of Canada's aboriginal healing fund declined last year, partly because dioceses were under pressure to contribute to a new fund that is paying settlements to those abused in the Indian residential school system. ...
'Each Walk Reminds Me That This World Is Bigger Than Myself and My Present Challenges'
October is Breast Cancer Month. In a reflection written for Anglican Journal, Victoria Matthews, bishop of Edmonton, reflects on what sustains her as she lives with the disease. For more information on breast cancer, visit http://www.cbcf.org. For...
ECUSA's Troubles Continue with Three Parishes Seceding
Emphasizing the Anglican primates' agreement that "bishops are to respect the boundaries of one another's dioceses and provinces," Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold of the Episcopal Church of the United States (ECUSA) has sent a letter of concern...
Lutheran, Anglican Youth Convince Elders to Listen Up
Hamilton, Ont. About 1,600 Lutheran youth--and a few Anglicans--from across Canada gathered at the Convention Centre here Aug. 12-15 for four days of prayer and reflection, song, dance, games, and yes, some side trips to local attractions. For the...
Lutherans Address Housing, Pensions and Sexuality
"Here in this place, new light is streaming," began the first hymn of the opening eucharist as the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) met in a four-day convention at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont. Addressing...
Overseas Partnerships Remain Close: No Province Has Cut Ties in Protest
Ties between the Anglican Church of Canada and provinces of the Anglican Communion remain solid despite earlier statements made by two primates calling for the Canadian church's expulsion from the Anglican Communion after General Synod passed a motion...
Program Exposes Children to Other Faiths
Hopes for peace in the war-torn Middle East have been kept alive by a group of 11-year-old Christians, Muslims and Jews from Canada and Israel, who spent a week in an Outward Bound camp near Burk's Falls, Ont., playing and learning about each other's...
Sacred and Profane Make a Soulful Blend in Baptism
Lenny Kravitz Baptism Virgin / EMI FIFTEEN YEARS AGO, Lenny Kravitz was both an anomaly and a breath of fresh air. A gifted songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he had the goods to deliver his classic rock leanings. Some may have decried his work...
Touch Ancient History in Modern-Day Egypt: Spectacular Country Is a Vast, Open-Air Museum
ONE OF THE great travel adventures foe many is Egypt, one of the oldest continuous civilizations in the world and one of the few places where one can truly touch ancient history. Last year more than six million visitors made the journey, over 35,000...
Who Can Blame Them for Leaving the Church?
ELSEWHERE ON THESE pages is letter from a now-former Anglican. The man, like many gays and lesbians before him and certainly some to follow, has left his church after too many years of discord and rejection. It is unknown how many Anglicans like...
Woman Who Took Sanctuary in Halifax Church Will Leave Canada
Sanja Pecelj, the Kosovo woman who sought sanctuary in the basement of St. Mark's church in Halifax, has agreed to accept Ottawa's recommendation to leave Canada and to reapply as a permanent resident under a program that allows provinces to sponsor...