Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 132, No. 1, January

Anglican-Lutheran Ministries Thrive and Offer Diversity
JULY 2005 MARKED four exciting years since the historic ratification of the waterloo Declaration in which full communion continues to be enthusiastically advanced between our two church bodies across Canada. Currently, there are some two dozen co-operative...
Bishops May Experience 'Lambeth Lite' in 2008: Conference May Have Fewer Resolutions
STAFF The shape of the Lambeth Conference in 2008 was to have been decided at a key meeting in London last December, according to a report in England's Church Times newspaper. Eight primates, bishops and lay people from across the Anglican Communion,...
Budget Leaves 'No Room for Contingency': Council Forms Advisory Group
Mississauga, Ont. Council of General Synod (COGS) has approved a budget of $9.8 million for the national church in 2006, which is three per cent less than the revised 2005 budget and anticipates decreases in projected revenues from proportional...
Canadians Take a Stand on ACC Membership
Mississauga, Ont. Primates of the Anglican Communion should not be allowed to become ex-officio members of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC), the Council of General Synod (COGS) voted during its fall meeting Nov. 17-20. COGS, the Anglican...
Church Eligible for Better Residential Schools Deal
The Anglican Church of Canada is renegotiating the terms of the 2003 residential schools agreement that it signed with the federal government following an announcement Nov. 23 of a new $1.9 billion compensation package that will be offered to tens...
Council Looks at Privilege of Race: Native People Left Behind' in Race to the Wall
Mississauga, Ont. "If you have seen your culture accurately portrayed in church books and resources take a step forward," Clarence Randell of the diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador told members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) who...
C.S. Lewis and Narnia: An Introduction to His Life and Writings
The arrival of the first major movie production of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has prompted dozens of new books and media resources to join an already large collection. Here are a few of the best (all prices in Canadian...
Film Breathes Life into Narnia Chronicles
THE LION, the Witch and the Wardrobe is first and foremost a cinematic celebration of the wonders of myth and imagery. This movie will have universal appeal. It stands equal to both The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Imagination is the true...
General Synod Theme Arouses Council Debate
Mississauga, Ont. Council of General Synod (COGS) has approved Draw the Circle Wide ... Draw it Wider Still as the theme for General Synod 2007, which will be held in Winnipeg. The decision came after discussions at the plenary and committee...
Government Rules on 'Anglican' Name
Corporations Canada, a federal agency that regulates corporate names, on Sept. 12 ordered a group of dissident churches to stop using the name "Anglican Communion in Canada." Aissa Aomari, deputy director of Corporations Canada, wrote to the group's...
Hope for Change Marks Global World AIDS Day
From the lighting in Switzerland of 8,000 candies laid out in the shape of Africa, the ringing of bells for 60 seconds in Israel to masses and vigils in churches around the world, nations commemorated World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, amid the sobering reality...
Israel in a Quandary over Whether to Recognize Orthodox Patriarch
Jerusalem (ENI)--The Greek Orthodox church in the Holy Land enthroned a new patriarch to replace Irineos, who was deposed by his bishops after a scandal about the sale and leasing of church land to investors linked to ultranationalist Jewish groups,...
Meeting Lends Support to Idea of Indigenous Bishop
Mississauga, Ont. Council of General Synod (COGS) has approved a resolution that "affirms and supports" the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) as it prepares to nominate a bishop for appointment by the primate as the first national indigenous...
Music to Soothe the Souls of the Suffering
THE END STAGES of this mortal life are filled with deep emotions, many of which struggle to come to the surface in an honest and useful manner. This is true for both the dying person and for family and loved ones who are part of this journey. There...
New Year Begins with an Apology, and Possibilities
WITH THIS ISSUE of the Anglican Journal, we begin a new year of publishing, but it is oddly difficult to say farewell to 2005. It was a good year for the Journal. As we marked our 130th anniversary--130th!--we found that many of our readers and supporters...
Pension Plan Sees Changes: Employers to Boost Share
Mississauga, Ont. The Anglican Church of Canada's $519 million pension fund is financially healthy, but membership is aging and this is a source of concern for the future, according to reports presented to COGS. Next year, General Synod--the...
Provinces 'Unlikely' to Add Primates to Anglican Council
Mississauga, Ont. Member provinces and churches of the Anglican Communion are not likely to approve a motion that would allow 38 primates around the world to become members of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC), according to Bishop John Paterson,...
Queen Opens Synod with Reaffirmation of Faith
London (ENI)--Queen Elizabeth II extolled the unique role of the Christian church in the search for meaning in the modern world when she opened the Church of England's recent general synod in London. The 79-year-old monarch, speaking on Nov....
Razing of Old Mission House a Symbol of Healing
The demolition on Nov. 9 of a derelict building at the North Caribou Lake First Nation in northern Ontario was a symbol of healing for those who say they were sexually abused by former Anglican priest Ralph Rowe. "The building has been standing...
Stewardship Expert Is New General Secretary
Mississauga, Ont. Archdeacon Michael F. Pollesel, interim executive officer from the Kingston-based diocese of Ontario, is the new general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada. The Council of General Synod (COGS) approved the nomination...
The Dancing Here Arises from a Spirit of Gratitude
ONE OF THE qualities I love most about life here at L'Arche is how dancing breaks out all over the place. Take my morning yesterday, for example. As our biscuits baked in the oven, Janet and I did the twist. A short time later, Michael and I took a...
Vatican Clarifies Ban on Gay Priests
Rome (ENI)--A long-awaited Vatican statement said that persons with "deep seated homosexual tendencies" should not under any circumstances become Roman Catholic priests. "The church cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders these persons,"...
Who's Anglican and Who's Not? 'Ties with Canterbury Are Historic'
The Church of Nigeria's decision last September to amend its constitution by deleting all references to its communion "with the See of Canterbury and with all dioceses, provinces and regional churches which are in full communion with the See of Canterbury"...
Will He Stay or Will He Go in 2007?
Mississauga, Ont. The primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has asked the Council of General Synod (COGS) to help him consider what the future of the primacy is since he is scheduled to retire in 2008 and General Synod meets a year earlier,...