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While Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has called the Anglican Church in North America an “ecumenical partner,” Archdeacon and ecumenist Bruce Myers disagrees. Photo:

Why ACNA isn’t an ecumenical partner-yet

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby recently articulated his understanding of the status of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), formed in 2009 by a coalition of a dozen groups that chose to break communion with the Anglican Church of Canada and, in the United States, with The Episcopal Church.

Workers begin digging at the site of a derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec. A driverless, runaway fuel train that exploded in a deadly ball of flames in the center of this small town rumbled down an empty track minutes after a fire crew extinguished a blaze in one of its parked locomotives. Photo: REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Church provides pastoral care in Lac-Megantic

As the world has looked on in shock and disbelief following lastweekend’s devastating train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, thechurch has been-literally and figuratively-at the centre of the deadlytragedy.

The historic Anglican-Lutheran Joint Assembly ended with a closing eucharist that combined the traditional shape of a eucharistic liturgy will creative innovations. Photo: Art Babych

Joint Assembly sent ‘forth for the love of the world’

The first-ever Joint Assembly of the Anglican Church of Canada and theEvangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) ended with a flourish ofbeating drums, rousing hymns, and an exhortation to “go forth for thelove of the world.”

Bishop Susan Johnson addresses the delegates at the 14th Biennial National Convention in Ottawa. Photo: Simon Chambers

ELCIC faces looming crisis with hope

Lutheran delegates were shown a sobering portrait of their church’s present and future prospects during the first business session of the ELCIC’s National Convention.

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and Susan Johnson, national bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, at the opening eucharist service in Ottawa. Photo: Simon Chambers

A new and creative thing

The Joint Assembly’s worship planning team was asked to come upwith “a new and creative thing” for the gathering’s opening eucharist.

The closing eucharist at the last ELCIC Convention. Photo: Trina Gallop

‘Structural renewal’ tops ELCIC business agenda

When members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC)gather for their business sessions at the Joint Assembly, the way theirdenomination is structured and governed will dominate the agenda.

Provincial synod prunes for mission

True to its theme of “tending the vine,” the synod of the ecclesiastical province of Canada is cutting back some of its structures and committing

Saving the oldest church in Quebec

The Quebec government is pledging $1.7 million to restore St. James’ Anglican Church in Trois-Rivieres, Que. Once Roman Catholic, the church and rectory are reputedly

Beware the rise of the ‘theo-cons’

The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada Random House of Canada $20.06 (hardcover) $15.88 (paperback) ISBN: 978-0-307-35646-8 460 pages The Armageddon Factor “God bless Canada.”

Bells ring for anniversary

Quebec Two hundred years after its completion as the first Anglican cathedral built outside the British Isles, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Quebec

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