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Earth Day message from Anglican, Lutheran leaders

A statement on Earth Day, April 22, 2014 from Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada and Bishop Susan Johnson, National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. “This fragile Earth, our island home” At your command all things came to be: The vast expanse of interstellar space, Galaxies, suns, the planets in more »

Anglican and Lutheran leaders offer joint Holy Week and Easter message

In a new online video, National Bishop Susan C. Johnson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC), offer a joint Holy Week and Easter message to the two churches. The two leaders share their reflections as they attend the Truth and Reconciliation more »

A Holy Week message from the Primate

“May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Galatians 6:14) On Good Friday, after the Passion of the Lord has been read and prayed, a large rough wooden cross is carried into the midst of the gathered community.  A hymn extolling its glory is sung and then the people more »

Anglican-Lutheran shared offices transforming mission

The 2001 Waterloo Declaration brought the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) into full communion. Since that time, the Joint Anglican-Lutheran Commission (JALC) has typically met twice a year  to explore ways the two churches can work together at local, regional, and national levels. The most recent JALC meeting more »

Registration now open for National Worship Conference

The Anglican Church of Canada and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) will hold a national worship conference in Edmonton, July 20-23, 2014. The theme “Weaving Strands: Liturgy for Living” illustrates the cooperative nature of the conference, which promises to weave together Anglican with Lutheran, liturgy with music, and worship with everyday life. The 2014 more »

The Journey is a Shared One: Anglican, Lutheran leaders reflect on Truth and Reconciliation

To read remarks by Archbishop Fred Hiltz at the Alberta National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, please click here. To read ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson’s presentation to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, please click here. The seventh and final national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission took place in Edmonton, more »

Commission begins work on proposed marriage canon revision

The Commission on the Marriage Canon met for the first time April 3-4, 2014, at the offices of the General Synod in Toronto. The eight commissioners, who come from across Canada and from varied backgrounds, began their day and a half together by becoming acquainted with one another, and by reviewing in detail their task more »

Archbishop of Canterbury awaited in Canada

General Synod Communications and the Anglican Journal, the church’s editorially independent newspaper, have entered into a partnership to distribute stories of national significance. This story is shared through this arrangement. This story was originally published on the Anglican Journal website on April 3, 2014.  Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and his wife, Caroline, are expected more »

Truth and Reconciliation Commission national event draws to close

The final national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission took place from March 27 to 30 in Edmonton, Alberta. Representatives from the Anglican Church of Canada and its ecumenical partners were among thousands gathered to hear survivor testimonies, celebrate Indigenous culture and resilience, and work toward reconciliation.

Primate, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop issue Feast of Annunciation statement on Indigenous women

Today, the Church remembers how Mary of Nazareth was visited by an angel and told she would conceive and bear a son and call him Jesus.  Today, we recall her life’s vocation as the Mother of our Lord.  She knows all the joys and worries, all the delights and fears that every mother (and father) more »