The following news updates are taken from reports filed by Marites N. Sison from the first joint meeting of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) and the ELCIC’s National Church Council (NCC), Mar. 31—Apr. 3. Complete stories are available at anglicanjournal.com. See photos and videos on the Journal’s Facebook page.‘An absolute joy to behold’
The executive councils of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) began their first joint meeting with Archbishop Fred Hiltz (left), calling the gathering “an absolute joy to behold.” Standing with the primate are, from left: Dean Peter Wall, co-chair of the Anglican-Lutheran Commission, Bishop Michael Pryse of the ELCIC’s Eastern Synod is also co-chair of the commission, and ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson.