Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 125, No. 6, June

Anglican Chat Rooms Foster On-Line Community
CHAT. The word evokes images of jawing away at your neighbour over the fence or of friendly gossip in the church basement after the Sunday service. But ask any teenager about chatting (or their parents who despair of ever using their home computer...
(Anglican) Journal Still Best Newspaper
For the third year in a row, the Associated Church Press has named the Anglican Journal Best in Class. Judges from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication said the Journal has strong editorial content "showing great range...
Back on Top: Van Morrison
Virgin Records / EMI FOR 35 YEARS, Van Morrison has carved a unique musical niche. Though the hit singles have been rare since his early days, his fame has been assured by that very uniqueness and the loyalty of his fan base. Gone are the days...
Challenges Foster Creativity in Church's Ministry (Eastern Newfoundland & Labrador Diocese)
Bishop Donald Harvey, the third bishop of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, is encouraged by the challenges that face the people of diocese's 42 parishes. In his view, those challenges have helped foster a creative approach to life, including life...
Children's Drawings Depict Hardships They Have Endured
Blood drips from a man's bulging, angry eyes. A stick man uses a strap to force a terrified 10-year-old through a dark door. Two frowning children struggle under the weight of bricks they carry on their heads. These are but three of 101 powerful...
Controversy Always Greeted BCP: First Text Attacked as `Impious'
ON THE 450th Anniversary of the first Book of Common Prayer it is worth remembering that when the BCP was introduced on the Feast of Pentecost in 1549 there were riots in opposition to it. It was used as a partial pretext for a desultory revolution...
Evolutionary Text Adapts to Culture (Book of Common Prayer)
IN CONVERSATIONS Anglicans are having with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada dialogue often turns to questions about the foundational documents and principles of our two churches. Lutherans have a confessional church; that is, they base their...
Exorcising Evil: Lesson from the Fatal Shooting in Taber
DALE LANG'S RESPONSE to the shooting death of his son Jason gave people something to think about. In some television reports the day after the school shooting in Taber, Alta. it was clear some reporters were uncomfortable with the fact that Mr. Lang,...
Father Draws Jesus into Shooting Tragedy: Parents Reach out to High Schoolers, Pray for Shooter
In spite of their grief over the death of their murdered teenage son, an Anglican priest and his wife in southern Alberta reached out to students in the days following the murder, telling them not to be afraid and exorcising evil from them. The...
Giving Form to the Angels: Toronto Gallery Shows Angel Art from the Vatican
THE BIBLE tells us the nature of the hierarchy of angels, from archangels and seraphim through to the lower orders of principalities and powers. And they have played important roles in the stories of Moses, the Annunciation, and the Resurrection of...
Matrix
Directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski and Ron Howard *** (out of five) Audience rating: AA IN THE AFTERMATH of the high school tragedies in Littleton, Colo. and Taber Alta., media commentators have been searching for reasons why young people...
Milton (Tony) Barlow
Milton (Tony) Barlow, whose work in Canada encompassed a variety of corporate and social justice groups, died May 4 at age 62 in New York after a long battle with cancer. At the time of his death, he was serving on the National Episcopal Church's Social...
`Oh God, Help Us,' Prays Kosovar Mother: Refugee Family Arrives at N.S. Base after Harrowing Journey
Ajshe Rexhepi is 30 years old, a math teacher, a wife, a mother of two - and a refugee from Pristina, the capital of Kosovo. She is now living at Camp Aldershot, an army detachment in Kentville, N.S. Her journey to Canada was a difficult one, full...
Performers Make Peace in War Zone (Roots & Wings)
IN THE BALKANS, instruments of war have been demolishing neighbourhoods, friendships, livelihoods and families - soaking the soil in blood and the people in grief and fear. But there are those, with instruments of their own, who choose to engage in...
Prayer Book Helps Revive Toronto Parish: Many Young People Prefer BCP
THE PARISH OF St. Aidan's, Toronto, was in real trouble a few years ago. There was talk of reduced ministry, since the congregation had declined. Now, under the leadership of Rev. Mark Andrews, the parish is thriving and growing. And one of the elements...
Primate Abroad: Child, Statesman, Pastor
BY VIANNEY CARRIERE Porto Alegre, Brazil The public record - the bare bones of biography - says this of Michael Geoffrey Peers: He is 64 years old, married to Dorothy, who works for CBC television. They have three grown children. He has been...
PWRDF Seeks Sponsors: Parishes Aid Kosovar Refugees in Canada and Balkans
As the first wave of Kosovar refugees begins settling in at temporary homes at Canadian military bases, the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund is asking parishes and dioceses that wish to act as refugee sponsors to contact diocesan refugee...
Religious and Cultural Context of Balkans Overlooked
OUR SECULARIZED Western society may have failed to appreciate the full significance of the religious and cultural context in the Balkans. The cultural fault-lines lie three ways. The first two fall between the Eastern and Western halves of the Roman...
Seeking a Destiny in a Secular World (Igreja Episcopal Anglicana Do Brazil)
BY VIANNEY CARRIERE Porto Alegre, Brazil HOLD A MIRROR to the face of the church that Dom Glauco Soares de Lima presides over and the reflection you see looks faintly like the face of our own church. Like the Anglican Church of Canada, the...
Taking Time to See Life at a Walking Pace
`With practice I'll do it in 25 minutes' YEARS AGO friends of ours bought a house and we went to visit them in their new surroundings. They had moved to a location nearer to where they both worked, and I observed that they could probably even walk...
Text Calls Anglicans to Accept Pope's Primacy
FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES The pope has been recognized as the overall authority in the Christian world by an Anglican and Roman Catholic commission that described him as a "gift to be received by all the churches." The assertion is contained in...
Traveller's Notebook: Brazilia
BRASILIA is a "planned city" - with a vengeance. That means all hotels are bunched together, all government offices, all commercial office buildings, all shopping areas. The city has a wonderful climate and, at 1,100 feet about sea level, a perpetual...