Magazine article Anglican Journal

Tears of Joy for a New Diocese

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Tears of Joy for a New Diocese

Article excerpt

Bishop Lydia Mamakwa wiped away tears of joy, while Archbishop David Ashdown and Archbishop Fred Hiltz swayed as a hymn was sung, minutes after General Synod on July 6 gave its unanimous concurrence to the creation of an indigenous diocese in northern Ontario.

"This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad," a beaming Hiltz said as members gave a standing ovation and extended applause when the resolution passed.

Approval of Resolution Bool means that the diocese of Keewatin will cease to operate on Dec. 31, 2014, but will continue as a legal entity until Sept. 30, 2015, at which time Ashdown will end his term as diocesan bishop and metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Rupert's Land. Other remaining parts of Keewatin will be "redeployed" to other dioceses. The diocese of Rupert's Land has agreed to absorb Keewatin's southern region churches.

"I don't know if there's one word to describe the elation we felt when we saw all those hands going up. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.