Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 135, No. 9, November

Aboriginal Priest Finds Her Calling as a Military Chaplain
Rev. Capt. Catherine Askew distinctly remembers the moment when she knew she wanted to be a military chaplain to the Canadian Forces. She was 17 years old and an undergraduate student at university. She had been thinking that a job as an administration...
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Blessed Are the Peacemakers
MY RECENT VISIT to the diocese of Jerusalem took place in the midst of the annual vigil of Prayers for Peace in the Holy Land. Organized by the Jerusalem Inter-Church Committee, each church hosts an evening liturgy. I worshipped at St. James Armenian...
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Emotion Rocks Rideau Hall: Governor General Pledges to Stand by Truth and Reconciliation Process
Governor General Michaelle Jean has urged Canadians to participate in the work of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Canadians have a collective responsibility to confront the country's history with aboriginal...
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Grandson Artfully Celebrates Bishop's Yukon Legacy
IN 1914, King George V requested the presence of Rev. Isaac O. Stringer, bishop of the Yukon and his wife, Sadie, at a function he was hosting. The king wanted to meet the Canadian bishop who ate his boots. The misadventure took place in 1909, when...
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Is God Speaking through the Secular World? Maybe We Should Relax and Listen
THE FALL FAIR was in full swing. Tent kiosks in neat rows, a band playing, people having a great time. The RCMP had a recruiting tent. Even some of the churches had tents. I chatted for a while with the Unitarians who I knew through social justice...
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Meet the Metropolitans: Three Provinces Elect Senior Bishops
COLIN JOHNSON was elected metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Ontario at the provincial synod in Cochrane, Ont. on Oct. 15. He was later installed at a service at Holy Trinity Church there. He succeeds Archbishop Caleb Lawrence, who announced...
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'Not Everyone Was Forced': Book by Former Bishop Strives to Tell Another Version of the Tragic Native Residential Schools Tale
Eric Bays, former bishop of the diocese of Qu'Appelle, has written a book that some wish he hadn't. Indian Residential Schools: Another Picture maintains that while abuses occurred in the federally-funded, church-run native boarding schools, good...
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PWRDF Sends Aid to Disaster Zones
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has sent aid to the Philippines, West Sumatra and islands in the Pacific. All three regions were hit by devastating natural disasters at the end of September. On Sept. 26, tropical storm "Ketsana"...
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Six Degrees of Separation ... or Less
I THINK IT'S GOOD to get to know the neighbours, don't you? They could be complete strangers you encounter on a busy street. Or they could be people who live across the hall, across town or on the other side of the world. In the process, you may discover...
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Taking It to the Streets
YOU MAY FIND the sight of people living on Vancouver's infamous Downtown Eastside difficult to bear. Every day, Rev. Matthew Johnson, the street outreach priest at St. James Anglican Church, walks these streets, making the rounds and checking up on...
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The Road to Glory
WHEN I THINK of the day my mother was buried, I recall the smell of rising bread dough in Wendy's house and the plaited loaves my older sister and I were making. We had attended the church service for our mother's funeral, but being seven and nine,...
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