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Statement of the Episcopal Church of Cuba on U.S.-Cuba relations

The following is a statement from the Episcopal Church of Cuba released December 17, 2014, concerning the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States of America. Translated into English. Original Spanish attached as a PDF. La Habana, 17 diciembre, 2014. STATEMENT OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF CUBA CONCERNING TODAY’S MAJOR EVENTS For the Cuban more »

“The glory of the Lord shone round about them”

Christmas 2014 “The glory of the Lord shone round about them” Luke 2:9 In Bethlehem there is a beautiful chapel known as The Church of The Shepherds Fields. Built in the round it is lovingly tended by Franciscan monks. In the midst is an altar given in 1954 by devote Canadian pilgrims with a heart more »

Peace on Earth: A Christmas Greeting

The annual Christmas greeting by leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) has become a holiday tradition symbolizing the full communion partnership the two churches have enjoyed since 2001. In their 2014 Christmas video message, Fred Hiltz, Primate of the ACC, and Bishop Susan Johnson, National Bishop more »

‘Holy Innocents’

The following is a statement from Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, in response to the massacre of 132 schoolchildren and nine staff by the Taliban in Peshawar, Pakistan. At Morning Prayer today in the crypt chapel at Lambeth Palace in London, England, Archdeacon Paul Feheley and I joined Archbishop of more »

Community marks Week of Prayer for Christian Unity with ecumenical hymn singing

Churches in Peace River, Alta., are using the power of music to draw believers together as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU). Running from Jan. 18 to 25, the WPCU serves as an occasion for Christians of all denominations to offer prayers for the healing of divisions within the church and more »

Algoma parade float embodies Marks of Mission

Sharing the Good News in spectacular fashion with a Christmas parade float depicting the birth of Jesus, the Deanery of Algoma is the latest beneficiary of the Marks of Mission Champions initiative, organized by the Anglican Church of Canada. An effort to promote the five Marks of Mission, the initiative provides $1,000 grants to each more »

The Gospel behind bars

Prison Ministry in the Council of the North is grounded in the power of grace and transformation. Across the Council of the North, Anglicans are bringing the healing and reconciling presence of Christ to northern prisons. On a snowy Sunday afternoon in Iqaluit, Captain Cyrus Blanchet makes the drive to Baffin Correctional Centre. “Sometimes it more »

Rois listed in top 100

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 November 26, 2014. The Rev. Canon Judy Rois, executive director of the Anglican Foundation, has been more »

Our Solemn Promise

“Our Solemn Promise”; Lutherans, Anglicans called to public reciting of the promise to “never commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women”. November 25th marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It is followed by the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which ends on 10 December, United Nations more »

Ministry training that flows in the Nass River valley

The immediate goal of this training and education initiative is to build up the community of lay readers in the diocese. This foundational training can be put to service in support of parish ministry right away or it might also serve as a good basis if any participant feels called to seminary study and ordination to the Holy Orders.