Dramatic Moments at Synod
Carriere, Vianney, Anglican Journal
IT WAS THE synod where Canadian Anglicans and Lutherans crossed a centuries-old divide and joined hands in a series of moments that drew tears, applause and song.
It was the synod where Bishop Gordon Beardy, once victimized at a residential school, embraced the Primate and announced his forgiveness to his people, to the church and to the world. His eloquent statement, the culmination of an arduous personal journey, came during what was to have been a simple dismissal at the end of a healing service, and stunned delegates.
"I even surprised myself," he said in a subsequent conversation.
The magic of Gordon Beardy was both in the spontaneity of …
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Publication information: Article title: Dramatic Moments at Synod. Contributors: Carriere, Vianney - Author. Magazine title: Anglican Journal. Volume: 127. Issue: 7 Publication date: September 2001. Page number: 1. © Anglican Church of Canada Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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