Last week I invited you to pray the Litany of Reconciliation offered daily within the ruins of the medieval cathedral in Coventry. Lying completely open to the sky, the ruins are a powerful sign of an openness to the will of God “to hold heaven and earth in a single peace”. As you leave the … Continued
Last week the yearning of a lifetime in ministry was fulfilled. I was in England and had the opportunity to visit Coventry Cathedral. I had read of its history and used its famous Litany of Reconciliation many times throughout Lent and particularly in Holy Week. I found myself within the remains of that great medieval … Continued
Our hearts are aching for Muslims across our country and around the world in the wake of the massacre of so many faithful Muslims in the midst of their Friday prayers in Christchurch, Aotearoa-New Zealand.
Dear Friends, Week by week in our worship, we are reminded of the Great Commandments to love the Lord our God with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind, and all our strength; and to love our neighbours as ourselves. As we come to this holy day we know as Ash Wednesday, we … Continued
Dear Friends, The General Synod of our Church will be meeting July 10-16, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The theme is drawn from the 43rd chapter of Isaiah, “I have called you by name.” One of the important pieces of work in this Synod will be the calling and installation of a new Primate. In … Continued
Friends, it is wonderful to be with you for this Choral Eucharist in honour of The Naming of Jesus and for the Levee that follows it.
In looking over a vast array of images for a Christmas Greeting this year, I was particularly drawn to this one – a donkey tethered to a pile of rocks on some hillside in the Land of the Holy One.
“One body, one spirit, one hope of our calling”: A reflection on the Regional Primates’ Meeting (Ephesians 4:4)
Last week it was my privilege and pleasure to host a meeting of the Primates of the Americas and the Caribbean at the Convent of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine in Toronto. This was the third in a series of six regional meetings being held across the Anglican Communion in advance of the … Continued
This month marks the 125th anniversary of the formation of the General Synod of our beloved Church. It was a coming together of dioceses across Canada in the spirit of partnership in God’s mission in Christ.
So often it is somewhere else – New York, Boston, Paris, London, Brussels, Frankfurt, Jerusalem, Yemen… Yesterday it happened here at home. An attack at mid-day in North York – an attack that can only be described as an act of terrorism – left ten people dead and many others with very serious injuries. As … Continued
Download this statement as a PDF file. In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, 2018, we invite you to join us in praying for the humility and discipline to use Earth’s resources wisely and responsibly. We begin by praying the Rule of Life, from Gospel-based Discipleship of Indigenous Ministries of the Anglican Church of Canada: Creator … Continued
View a PDF version of this joint statement. With thousands of other Canadians, we watched CBC’s coverage of the Vigil for all those impacted by the horrible Friday night crash that killed fifteen of the Humboldt Broncos Junior A Hockey Team and left the rest of the team with very serious injuries. As families grieve, … Continued
While society makes much of Easter Day and largely from the perspective of bunnies and chocolate and springtime, it is for Christians the first day of 50 in which we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is the Feast of the Victory of our God, the Festival of Gladness, the Spring of Souls, “our … Continued
Here is wisdom for devotions in the coming week. It is a gift from Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford. In his chapter “A Good Holy Week” in a book entitled A Good Year, he reminds us that day-by-day the liturgies take us ultimately to Calvary and to the foot of the Cross. He writes: “On … Continued
The following sermon was delivered by Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, at the closing Eucharist of the 109th Session of Synod for the Episcopal Church of Cuba/Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba on Feb. 25, 2018. “Grace and peace to you from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.” It has … Continued