The liturgy for Palm Sunday invites us to follow our Lord this week “from the glory of the palms to the glory of the resurrection by way of the dark road of suffering and death”. In making that journey, we pray “united with Him in his suffering on the cross, may we share his resurrection … Continued
What follows is a statement from Archbishop Fred Hiltz, responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action # 48 on behalf to the Anglican Church of Canada. The response was presented at Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks, Six Nations of the Grand River on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Let our “yes” be yes … Continued
A Reflection on the Meeting of the Primates of the Anglican Communion in Canterbury, England, January 11-15, 2016
“Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27) Throughout the meeting of the Primates last week, I thought much about St. Paul’s teaching about the Church being the Body of Christ in the world. It is the image at the very heart of Anglican ecclesiology. It informs the … Continued
Having met this week in Canterbury, England, the Primates of the Anglican Communion committed–even in the face of deep differences of theological conviction concerning same sex marriage–to walk together and not apart.
“And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13) With so many others across our beloved Church, I am giving thanks for the life and labours of Jim Cruickshank, who died in his 80th year on December 30, 2015. Jim had an amazing life and an … Continued
A Call for Prayer by Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, for the Meeting of the Primates and Moderators of the Churches of The Anglican Communion
Sermon from Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa, Ontario by Archbishop Fred J. Hiltz, Primate
One of my happiest childhood memories of Christmas is the visiting that happened. Every night between Christmas and New Year’s Day, one part of my family would welcome all the rest of us around their Christmas tree and their kitchen table – a table laden with all the festive food and drink of the season.
Annual joint Christmas message from Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson.
November 4, 2015 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Dear Prime Minister: On behalf of the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), we extend our heartfelt congratulations to you as our new Prime … Continued
Saturday 17 October 2015 Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, It is with joy that I extend my fraternal greetings as the United Church of Canada and the United Church of Christ consummate their new relationship of full communion. As united and uniting churches, both of your denominations have at your very heart a vision … Continued
With the 2015 Canadian federal election underway, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, addresses the leaders of Canada’s five largest political parties, including Stephen Harper (Conservative), Tom Mulcair (New Democratic Party), Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Elizabeth May (Green), and Gilles Duceppe (Bloc Québécois). Outlining some of the major issues facing Canada and … Continued
In an open letter, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Bishop Susan C. Johnson, National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald encourage Anglicans and Lutherans to write letters to the federal government expressing solidarity with the northern community of Pikangikum, Ont. September 24, … Continued
Today the Council of General Synod received The Report of The Commission on The Marriage Canon. The report is very comprehensive and reflects the commitment of the members to address General Synod 2013’s Resolution C003 in its fullness.
On Sept. 9, Queen Elizabeth II will officially become the longest reigning British monarch, surpassing Queen Victoria who reigned for 63 years and 216 days. In the following open letter, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, thanks the Queen for her years of service to the Commonwealth. August 27, 2015 Her … Continued