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

A message from the Archbishop Fred Hiltz

Earlier this week in Pikangikum, nine people, all members of one family, died in a house fire. It is impossible to know all the things that make up this tragedy, but we know that it took place in cramped and inadequate housing that is particularly vulnerable to fire, we know that fire suppression services in Indigenous communities are often inadequate, lacking the resources they need to carry out their life-saving work. We know that 90% of the homes do not have running water.

The Way of The Cross: Holy Week, 2016

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

Let our “yes” be yes

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