Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 136, No. 4, April

A Fallen Friend: Joey Decided That I Was Going to Be His Buddy and in Spite of Myself, I Fell under His Spell
BIRDS OF ALL seasons are a joy to behold: chirping robins in the spring, swans gliding on a summer pond, the flash of pheasants in the fall, gulls swirling on a wintry shore. But birds in cages are another matter. As far as I was concerned, birds and...
Begin with a Simple Cup of Joe
IF CONGREGATIONS want to take action on environmental and climate change issues, they can begin with a simple cup of joe. "Virtually every church has a coffee hour," says the Rev. Daniel Spencer, who recently delivered a lecture on the greening...
Born Again
I CAN JUST imagine him doing it! At a recent synod in Cuba, Bishop Miguel Tamayo told this story. Having finished the Sunday liturgy, he was greeting people. A young couple spoke to him, saying they wanted to have their baby baptized. They belonged...
Dwelling in Possibility: For Anthony and Mary Ketchum, Environmental Stewardship Goes Far beyond Recycling
"WHEN PEOPLE come to an off-grid house they inevitably think they are coming to the most primitive sort of establishment," says Anthony Ketchum. But the house that he and his wife built in 1998 is a lovely, comfortable home. Overlooking HockleyValley...
Falling in Love with Mother Earth: For Anglicans of All Ages, It's a Lifelong Passion
IN THE SUMMER of 2007, Eric Traficante wanted to be involved in something he felt passionate about: climate change and the environment. Fortunately, an internship with The Primates World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) allowed Traficante, then...
Forging a New Ministry: Seven Churches to Close; Others Buy More Time
A dramatic restructuring of the diocese of British Columbia was approved in part by the diocese's synod in early March. Seven churches--most of them in the Victoria area--are to be closed and sold or leased, and parishioners have been asked to relocate...
Goodbye, Dear June
I MET JUNE Faulkner at a summer party in the backyard of the house attached to hers. It was 2001. She was on her own (Calvin was in Jamaica and I wouldn't meet him until several weeks later). I remember how June looked so cool and elegant in her off-white...
Maritime Hospitality Awaits
Warm Maritime hospitality will greet about 500 delegates, visitors and staff of the Anglican Church of Canada's General Synod when they gather for their triennial meeting June 3 to 11 in Halifax. The meeting of the church's governing body anticipates...
Paintings and Incense and Stones ... Oh My! Edmonton Church Offers Uniquely Sensual Service
IMAGINE A WORSHIP that is a feast for the senses. The eyes can rest upon photos, paintings and hundreds of metres of jewel-coloured fabrics draped about the church, around, over and under each post and beam of the church. Vivid blue, purple, scarlet...
Theological Education a Work 'In Process'
THE NATIONAL gathering on theological education in Montreal in January had an unprecedented breadth of participation: heads of colleges and of native training programs, representatives of dioceses and bishops from across our country. Given the wide...