Anglican Journal

The Anglican Journal is a Canadian national Anglican newspaper. The Anglican Journal includes local, national, and international news coverage, editorials, arts coverage, and stories of particular interest to the Anglican community.

Articles from Vol. 136, No. 5, May

CoGS Names Five to Receive the Prestigious Award of Merit
Two social justice activists, a passionate advocate for philanthropy, a lawyer, and a business administrator are this year's recipients of the Anglican Award of Merit. The award is the Anglican Church of Canada's highest distinction given to lay...
Coming to Synod
IT IS my joy to welcome you to the General Synod meeting in Halifax next month. Some of you may be thinking ... "Me? The Primate's inviting me to General Synod? I am not a delegate. I am not an observer and I am not a guest." No, but you are a faithful...
Diocesan Editors Tell Us: ... What the Newspaper Network Means to Them
One of my fondest memories from childhood is sitting with my family at the dinner table, discussing matters of the day. It was usually a lively discussion and we were encouraged to share our point of view. While we rarely agreed with each other, we...
Ever Met a Priest Who Runs a Trapline? Wycliffe Exchange a Two-Way Education
During a recent learning exchange at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto, eight Anglican priests and elders from the Cree Nation in the diocese of Saskatchewan shared with theology students what life and ministry are like on a reserve. ...
Evidence of God: A Really Big Being out There That Comprehends Every Atom in the Universe? That Just Boggles the Mind
"SOMETIMES I sit there in church on the verge of hysterics," he says. "I look around and I know everyone else thinks it makes sense. But for the life of me, I can't figure it out. A Really Big Being out there that comprehends every atom in the universe?...
GS 2010 Can't Approve Covenant
Members of the Anglican Communion are discerning how they can stay together in light of same-sex blessings and the consecration of gay bishops. The proposed Anglican Covenant, which would define the relationship between provinces of the Anglican Communion,...
Halifax Man Recognized for Living His Faith
David Olding, an Anglican who is well known in Halifax for his work with society's underprivileged, is the recipient of the 2010 Lieutenant Governor's Faith in Action Award. The award "honours exceptional community outreach that is recognized as...
It Is What It Is ... and We Should Be Proud of It!
WHEN IT COMES to Canadian artists and their work, we have a lot to be proud of. "Our artists are really extraordinary and celebrated around the world ... more than most Canadians realize," Marc Mayer said at a recent 2010 exhibition program preview...
Milestones We Can Be Proud Of
1875 An English bookkeeper, Frank Wootten, buys the Church Herald and renames it Dominion Churchman. An annual subscription to the weekly publication costs $2. 1890 The Rev. William Clarke, a professor at Toronto's Trinity College, becomes...
'Please Keep Us in Your Prayers': No Quick Fixes for Haiti, Says Anglican Church of Canada Visitor
A Canadian Anglican who recently visited earthquake-ravaged Haiti said her experience "leaves no illusion that quick fixes or neat solutions will work." Andrea Mann, global relations co-ordinator of the church's partnerships department, says rebuilding...
Pop Goes the Art: National Gallery of Canada Musee Des Beaux-Arts Du Canada
IF YOU'RE PLANNING a visit to our nation's capital this summer, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) has simply got to be on your to-do list. The spectacular new exhibition Pop Life: Art in a Material World features hundreds of exciting works from...
Project Raised $100K+
"We sang in parishes and parking lots, on beaches and in fields, we sang it in Kandahar and Keewatin and even in prison. And, it became our song, our prayer, together," says Lynne Samways-Hiltz, spouse of Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican...
PWRDF Staffer to Cycle 1,300 Km on Fundraising Bike-a-Thon
It was a gem of an idea that took Suzanne Rumsey back to the mid-70s, when she was around 12 years old. For two or three years, she had participated in a bike-a-thon organized by the parish of Christ Church, Cranbrook, B.C., for The Primate's World...
Secrets in the Corn
I'M HUFFING and puffing like an old plough horse by the time I reach the crest of the hill. Shucking my heavy backpack as quickly as I can, I flake out in the shade of a huge maple tree until my breathing returns to normal. The soothing sound of leaves...
Senior Aboriginal Priest Elected Bishop of Moosonee
It will be a homecoming of sorts for Archdeacon Tom Corston, a senior aboriginal priest in the diocese of Algoma, who was elected the ninth bishop of the diocese of Moosonee at an electoral synod on April 10. Bishop-elect Corston, currently the...
Thanks Be to God for Their Safe Return
In February, dozens of students spent almost two days in lifeboats after their floating school sank off the coast of Brazil. When they returned to Nova Scotia, Lunenburg residents welcomed them with a special ecumenical celebration. When the tall...
They've Got Their Work Cut out for Them! Delegates to General Synod 2010 Should Start Rolling Up Their Sleeves Now
Traditionally, the list of questions delegates to General Synod are asked to tackle is on the long side. This year's event in Halifax, from. Jun. 3 to 11, is no exception. What follows are some of the highlights of the work to be done. The...
They Will Still Be Here
MY FRIEND LARRY and I stood watching as the Arctic sun began its drop behind the seemingly endless ice and snow. It was beautiful. Tikigaq (Port Hope in English) is one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the Americas. It is an Inupiat...
Updating Parish List Boosts Roster a Whopping 25 per Cent
A recent parish list update to facilitate a new fundraising venture in the diocese of Ontario has added an astonishing 1,639 new households, an increase of 25 per cent. The parish list was updated on the advice of General Synod's department of philanthropy,...
Vision 2019: Where's the Beef?
Where there is no vision, the people perish. --Proverbs 29:18 I LOVE A PARADE as much as the next person. If nothing else, it serves as a distraction from the cares and worries of everyday life. But what if the parade were marching down the centre...
We Are Family
HAPPY 135th birthday, AJ! I love birthdays, don't you? I learned from Nana, my maternal grandmother, an intelligent woman who kept her health and her marbles into her 105th year. Nana lived life with a robust interest that never faded. She celebrated...
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