September 2022 Issue

‘Holy Goose Window’ adorns Ottawa-area church

Young Anglicans and Lutherans gather at the 2018 CLAY gathering in Thunder Bay, Ont. Photo: Contributed

CLAY to meet in person in Waterloo August 2023

“THE WAIT IS OVER. We are so beyond excited to announce the dates and location for CLAY 2023,” wrote organizers July 11 on the Facebook page of the Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth (CLAY) gathering.

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In the round

When I was a kid, singing “in the round” used to terrify me. When do I come in? What if I forget the words or the tune? As much as I loved singing, I could never block out the other group, so no matter how hard I tried to focus, I got confused.

Prayer Book app now available in Inuktitut

A mobile app featuring daily prayers from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) in English now also features Bible prayers in Inuktitut—and will soon expand into other languages.

Justice and the new assisted death: MAID is now easier to get. Should Anglicans be concerned?

When it comes to Bill C-7, which expanded the criteria for medical assistance in dying (MAID), Dr. Jonathan Reggler is …

Pope’s apology ‘small first step’ toward healing—but concrete action still needed, Catholic-raised Indigenous Anglicans say

Pope Francis made a historic visit to Canada this summer to apologize on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church for harm caused to Indigenous people through the residential school system, marking a culmination of events first sparked by the discovery of 200 potential burial sites at the site of Kamloops Indian Residential School.

South Sudanese bishop named secretary general of Anglican Communion

Bishop Anthony Poggo, a former child refugee who went on to become a South Sudanese bishop and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s adviser on Anglican Communion affairs, has been named the next secretary general of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

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PWRDF raises over $1 million for Ukraine relief

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has received more than $1 million to aid the people of Ukraine, with even more donations yet to be counted, says Patricia Maruschak, the agency’s director of partnerships and programs.

Flood in General Synod Archives mars ‘unique and irreplaceable’ materials

Laurel Parson knew something had happened at the General Synod Archives as soon as she came to work the morning of Monday, July 25 and found boxes on the table she had not put there, and the vault door wide open.

Lambeth Conference affirms ‘diversity of views’ on sexuality, marriage

A highly anticipated statement from the Lambeth Conference on same-sex marriage acknowledged that the Anglican Communion remains divided on the issue, and did not come out in support of one side or another.

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Is Lambeth worth it?

Why is the Lambeth Conference important? It’s one of the “instruments of unity” for Anglicans. We have repeatedly learned that the most important element in sustaining unity is meeting with one another.

Gathering as ‘life-giving offering for the brokenness of our world’

The pandemic brought us remote learning, remote working, remote meetings, remote parties. Now that we can gather again, why should we make the effort when we can continue to worship remotely from the comfort of our homes? The short answer to this question is, of course, community.

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Primate meets Pope Francis as Roman Catholics look to Anglican model of synod

Anglicans have an indispensable role to play as Roman Catholics start a two-year conversation on how to become a more “synodal” church, Pope Francis said at his first meeting with Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.

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Say Yes! to Kids campaign goes annual, inspires hope for youth ministry

Strong response from Anglicans across Canada was a major factor in the foundation’s decision to transform Say Yes! to Kids from a one-time effort into an ongoing annual campaign, Anglican Foundation of Canada communications and development consultant Michelle Hauser says.

Archdeacon Sidney Black will be the first bishop to serve the Indigenous churches in the diocese of Calgary. Photo: Art Babych

New Indigenous archbishop could be in place by year’s end: Black

The Anglican Council of Indigenous People (ACIP) has established a search committee to find a successor to former national Indigenous archbishop Mark MacDonald after his resignation due to sexual misconduct.

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‘He loved Jesus and he loved people’

From his time as a parish priest through his tenure as the seventh Anglican bishop of Fredericton from 1989 to 2000, George Lemmon’s ministry consistently focused on making time for others.

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