We have a number of pieces of stained glass at the convent; some are actual windows and are located in the main chapel and St. Margaret’s chapel, and some are free-standing or hanging panels which can be found in the Lady Chapel, the lobby, the book room corridor and St. Margaret’s Chapel.
This is written as we are learning of the discovery of 93 potential burial sites associated with the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School that operated at Williams Lake First Nation, B.C., from 1886 to 1981. Many of us feel a grief painfully amplified by the gradual but noticeable disappearance of residential school grave discoveries from public consideration and conversation.
Principals of two leading seminaries—one Anglican, the other Lutheran—say that full communion between the Anglican Church of Canada and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada has had a relatively muted effect on theological education. Yet they also see opportunities for closer ties at a time when this field is experiencing major upheaval.
Worship on the land has always been part of life in the Arctic. It is, Bishop Joey Royal said, “baked into Arctic Christianity, because the people in this land up until the last century or so were nomadic and lived in family groups on the land.”
The Anglican Church of Canada has prepared a set of gender-themed liturgies for trial use, including a blessing on gender transition, that the church’s director of Faith, Worship and Ministry says could be the first of their kind for a national church in the Anglican Communion if they are eventually authorized.
Eleanor “Ellie” Johnson, the longtime director of partnerships for the Anglican Church of Canada who played a key role in the settlement agreement for residential school survivors, died on Jan. 7.
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is distributing $80,000 to 14 Indigenous communities stricken by COVID-19’s Omicron variant …