As you may know, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Church Council (NCC) and the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) Council of General Synod (CoGS) passed resolutions in support of a Joint Assembly of our two governing bodies—the ELCIC National Convention and the ACC General Synod—in 2019.
In a mosque in Ste-Foy in the City of Québec full of devout Muslims gathered for Evening Prayer, their chanting was shattered by the crack of gunfire, leaving six people dead, scores of others injured, a neighbourhood traumatized, and a nation horrified. My heart, indeed the hearts of all people of good will, goes out … Continued
“Lord, keep this nation under your care” Next week, the eyes and ears of all Americans and indeed many other people around the world will be turned toward Capitol Hill in Washington as Donald Trump takes the Oath of Office as the 45th President of the United States. Many of course will be rejoicing in his … Continued
I greet you in his name and love on this The Feast of the Epiphany.
November 16, 2016 Dear friends in Christ, In the spirit of the 2013 Joint Assembly Declaration, we call on members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC) to pray for safe, affordable and adequate housing for all on November 22, National Housing Day. Adequate housing is essential … Continued
“I am praying, in fact I am screaming at God to send his holy angels to protect the city. I rail at Him to please intervene”. So read an urgent appeal for prayer for the people of Aleppo, which I received yesterday. How timely as the Church keeps the Feast of St. Michael and All … Continued
Stand with Standing Rock—A Call for Prayer from the Office of the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop and the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada
Water is sacred and one of the four primal elements that sustain life on Mother Earth. We have not respected water and consequently many lakes, streams, rivers and creeks are polluted. It is an element on the verge of scarcity. We must protect water. There is a pipeline approved for construction in the United States … Continued
In light of decisions made at General Synod 2016 concerning the solemnizing of same-sex marriage, I pray our Church can and will take to heart Paul’s plea with the Christians living in Ephesus, “I beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, … Continued
Bless this holy meeting. Make it, O God, a base for holiness and hospitality, Make it a base for grace and generosity, Make it a base for peace and unity, Make it a base for mission and ministry Through Jesus Christ our Lord and in the power of the Holy Spirit” (Adapted Prayer for Lambeth … Continued
Archbishop Fred Hiltz: Sermon from the Opening Eucharist of the 41st Session of The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada
Imagine with me for just a few minutes that tiny little community that was the infant Church—Peter and John and James and Andrew and Philip and Thomas and Bartholomew and Matthew and James son of Alphaeus and Simon the zealot, and Judas son of James together with certain women including Mary the mother of Jesus, … Continued
Yesterday, the world witnessed yet another airport bombing- this time at the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul killing at least 36 people and injuring at least 150 others. While no one has yet claimed responsibility for this attack, we are told by the media it is believed to be the work of suicide bombers associated with ISIS terrorists.
In just three weeks time, the 41st Session of The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada will be meeting (July 7-12) in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The theme is “You are my witnesses”. This call echoes the voice of the prophet Isaiah in a time of hope for a return from exile for the … Continued
As I have been travelling over the last number of days, I have watched – horrified – as once again the people of the United States of America are plunged into national mourning in the wake of yet another mass shooting. This time in the early morning hours of Sunday, the 12th of June, a … Continued
As wildfires ravage the City of Fort McMurray, l ask for the prayers of the whole church. This is a terrifying time for the residents, all of whom have had to evacuate. I think particularly of how stressful this is for those who are critically ill and those who tend them under these very difficult … Continued