Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 132, No. 10, December

ABC Storefront Will Close: CoGS Throws Lifeline to Stewardship Initiative
Mississauga, Ont. The fate of the 106-year-old Anglican Book Centre (ABC), the oldest bookstore in Toronto, was sealed by the Council of General Synod (CoGS), which approved a recommendation during its fall meeting to shut down the storefront operation...
Arctic Dean Adds Fundraiser to Unusual Resume
In an unusual move, the diocese of the Arctic has appointed a cathedral dean who most recently was a priest at a church that is not in communion with the Anglican Church of Canada. Rev. James C. Barlow arrived in Iqaluit, Nunavut, with his family...
BCP: A Finished Product or a Work in Progress?
These two books are different in content and purpose. One is a devotional commentary on the 1962 Canadian Book of Common Prayer (BCP), which appeared in substantially finished form 450 years ago in the Church of England. The other is a historical...
Bishop Henry Hill Devoted Years of Study and Dialogue to Orthodoxy
Henry Hill, who served as bishop of the diocese of Ontario from 1975 to 1981, and who was known for his contribution to the dialogue between Anglican and Eastern Orthodox churches, died Oct. 21. He was 84. Prior to his election as bishop, he taught...
Bishop Pleads for Palestinian Children to Be Allowed Back to School
Jerusalem (ENI) -- A Lutheran Holy Land leader who was shocked to encounter school children begging by the road side has pleaded for Palestinians, Israelis and the international community to get more than 700,000 Palestinian students back to school....
Churches Carry on Fight against HIV/AIDS: Fredericton Walkers Raise $50,000
The diocese of Fredericton has presented a $50,000 cheque to the HIV/AIDS campaign of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) from funds raised by the bishop and parishioners who walked for miles across the diocese to raise awareness...
Church to Sell Its Option to Move: Decision Not to Relocate Bookstore Will Help Offset a 2007 Deficit
Mississauga, Ont. General Synod, the church's national office, will not exercise an option to move the Anglican Book Centre back into a new building on the site of its old offices on Toronto's Jarvis Street. The decision will result in a cash windfall...
Clergy Struggling with Identity and Feelings of Loneliness, Exhaustion
A majority of Ontario clergy in six major Protestant denominations, including Anglicans, are lonely and unfulfilled, exhausted from working long hours and are suffering a "critical crisis of identity," with most feeling like a chief executive officer...
CoGS Highlights
In other news, Council of General Synod (CoGS) also: * approved a motion asking officers of General Synod, "in consultation with staff, to ascertain present and future needs for office space for the national church and to make specific recommendations"...
Conference Manager Gives Bishops a Preview of 2008 Lambeth Meeting
STAFF Mississauga, Ont. Canadian bishops said they want to focus on relationships at the next Lambeth Conference, the decennial meeting of the world's Anglican bishops, which will be held in Canterbury, England at the University of Kent from...
Council Settles Wording on Doctrine Question: Several Motions on Sexuality Expected
STAFF Mississauga, Ont. Delegates to General Synod 2007 will face this resolution in six months: "That General Synod accept the conclusions of the Primate's Theological Commission that the blessing of same-sex unions is doctrine but is not core...
Dioceses May Soon Stop Paying into Liability Fund
Mississauga, Ont. If federal officials agree, Canadian Anglican dioceses will soon be able to stop raising money for the fund that has paid damages resulting from lawsuits alleging abuse at boarding schools for native students. Ellie Johnson,...
Eight U.S. Dioceses Ask for 'Commissary'
Eight conservative dioceses of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America (ECUSA) have told the Archbishop of Canterbury that they are no longer seeking alternate primatial oversight but would like a "commissary" from Canterbury to supervise...
Faith on the Rise among Boomers: Churchgoing Up among Protestant Denominations
Anyone who thinks that organized religion in Canada is dying "would be wise to think again," says sociologist Reginald Bibby. Mainline Protestants (Anglican, United, Lutheran and Presbyterians) in Canada have collectively experienced an increase...
Journey of a Lifetime
The latest recipient of the Anglican Foundation's St. Basil the Great Scholarship, Dean Walter Raymond of the diocese of Quebec, spent four months this year among the Armenian Orthodox of the Middle East in what he called "the pilgrimage of a lifetime."...
Let Us Hope for Imagination for the New ABC
IN The Story of My Life, a new musical that premiered in Toronto last month, the majority of its scenes take place in a bookstore--a place that the protagonists, friends named Tom and Alvin, call a "marvelous magical modular miracle maker." The...
New Lutheran Initiatives Follow Theme of 'Full Serve'
In a potpourri of summer and fall events across the country, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) continues to model a church in "Mission for Others" (the denomination's theme). In the first of two major unifying gatherings, Making...
New U.S. Primate Calls Faithful to 'Sainthood'
Thousands braved the cold weather Nov. 4 in Washington, D.C., to witness the installation service of Katharine Jefferts Schori as the first female presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States and the first woman to head a province...
Ottawa's Bishop Will Retire after General Synod 2007
STAFF The bishop of the diocese of Ottawa, Peter Coffin, who is 60, has announced his retirement in July 2007, a move that has surprised many Anglicans. He will step down after next year's meeting of General Synod, the church's governing body,...
Primate Suggests All Bishops May Be Invited to Lambeth
STAFF Mississauga, Ont. Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, says that he is inclined to believe that the Archbishop of Canterbury will invite all bishops to the 2008 Lambeth Conference, regardless of their stances...
Synod 2007 Will Have Compressed Schedule: Archbishop of York to Preach at Service
Mississauga, Ont. It will be a tight and very busy General Synod in Winnipeg in 2007, since the meeting is scheduled to be a day shorter than previous gatherings, Dean Peter Wall, chair of the General Synod planning committee told Council of General...
The Story of Christmas around the World
FROM NORTH, South, East and West, there are more fiefs and traditions that unite rather than divide people, especially around the meaning of Christmas. The Anglican Journal gives a sampling of Christmas traditions around the world, which demonstrates...

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