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. 138, No. 7, September

A Breath of Fresh Air
Like everyone who works at the Anglican Journal, I look forward to my summer holidays all year long. After 10 issues of the newspaper and all the myriad demands of a busy website, the entire staff is oh-so-ready. Left unchecked, the relentless pace...
A Different Advent
It may not be reflected in the official church calendar, but every September is an Advent of a different sort. It's a new beginning, as our communities gather together after that sporadic, dispersed, yet often rejuvenating time of year we call "summer."...
Building for Mission, Not Monument
In the wake of a whirlwind consulting tour visiting cathedral-restoration experts in seven different countries, the Rt. Rev. Victoria Matthews, bishop of Christchurch, N.Z., is standing by her decision to take down the collapsing Christchurch Cathedral,...
Olympic Flame
The highlight of the ceremonies that opened the London Olympic Gaines was the parade of nations. Country by country, the athletes entered the stadium to the beating of drums and thunderous applause. They were in great form and full of anticipation...
Peter John's Last Trip
"I need a new communion kit. But it can't be bought." Peter John, traditional chief of the Athabaskans of Alaska and spiritual leader to thousands beyond that, presented me with this dilemma as I brought him communion in his home in Minto. Though...
Racing with the Reverend
This month, the Rev. David Burrows will he revving up a sporty 2013 Toyota Scion and logging 2,200 kilometres through Newfoundland and Labrador in a 46-leg time-trial race. "We are hoping to raise $40,000 for autism, but also to raise public awareness...
Supporting Field Workers
A few years ago, the Rev. Ted McCollum started noticing a lot of seasonal agricultural workers in his hometown of Beaverton, Ont. "We asked them what they would like to have," says McCollum, rector of St. Paul's Anglican Church. In August 2009,...
Teaching Hope ... and the Recorder
Last year, Jen Hoyer, an Edmonton librarian, was wondering what to do next after her research contract with a local social justice think tank expired. A parishioner at Edmonton's Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Hoyer is also a pianist and an expert...
The Readership Survey Report
We asked you to tell us what you think ... And you did. THANK YOU to the 4,185 readers who took the time to fill out our national readership survey. Your feedback--which at 2.9% of the total readership is "statistically significant," by the way--has...
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