Bishops attend grave search at Anglican school site
Despite its pristine location in Saskatchewan’s boreal forest on the edge of the Canadian Shield, the town of La Ronge, Sask. (population: ca 5,700) has had its share of pain—experiencing, since 2015, a suicide crisis and evacuation for wildfires.
Building with CLAY
The Anglican Church of Canada had been looking at organizing a national youth gathering for some time when the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) invited an Anglican cohort to Whitehorse in 2008 for its own youth conference.
Helen Kennedy elected bishop of Qu’Appelle
Archdeacon Helen Kennedy has been elected the 13th bishop of the diocese of Qu’Appelle in southern Saskatchewan, winning on the second ballot at an episcopal election Oct. 17.
Christmas and the seed of our hope
One of the gifts of our Anglican tradition is the liturgical calendar. Every year we cycle through its seasons following the life of Jesus and his teachings. Every year we are invited again into Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost and Ordinary time, ending with the Reign of Christ. We walk with Jesus and all those whose lives he touched to deepen our own understanding and life in Christ.
The birth pains of a new world
“How are you doing in these strange times?” I hear it often. The word “strange” suggests we are in a time that is out of ordinary and hard to interpret. I would suggest, however, that this is a time that reveals something we have forgotten.
New Anglican Journal editor, Anglican Foundation executive director
Two experienced Church House staffers have been promoted to head the Anglican Journal and Anglican Foundation of Canada.
COVID-19 challenges refugee work
The pandemic has dealt a massive blow to refugee sponsorship in Canada—but there’s some hope things will get easier soon both for those who hope to make Canada their home and those who help them get here, say some Anglican refugee assistance workers.
‘Words that down the ages ring’
Each year, I wait to hear the familiar words from the Gospel of St. Luke that for me are the portal into Christmas Eve.
Honouring life’s final stage
High rates of COVID-19 infection and death in Canada’s long-term care homes have drawn increased attention to their quality of care, and have spurred announcements by provincial and federal governments of new measures intended to improve it, including billions of dollars in new spending.
‘Game-changing’ $400,000 anonymous gift to Council of the North will fund ministry training
Shortly before its first in-person meeting since the start of the pandemic, held Oct. 4-6 at a hotel near Toronto’s Pearson Airport, the Council of the North was given an early Christmas present.