‘This is a spiritual movement’: Discipleship and self-determination drive upcoming Sacred Circle

On Aug. 6-11, the Ninth Indigenous Anglican Sacred Circle will take place at the University of Northern British Columbia campus in Prince George, B.C. The latest gathering of the national decision-making body of Indigenous Anglicans will mark another step forward in the journey towards a self-determining Indigenous church within the Anglican Church of Canada. The … Continued

Mary Magdalene: Witness of the resurrection

July 22 traditionally marks the feast day of St. Mary Magdalene, observed by Anglicans as well as Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox churches. In 2018, Mary’s feast day falls on Monday, July 23. The date transfer reflects the custom that feasts celebrating saints cannot take the place of a Sunday liturgy, unless that saint … Continued

Sacred Circle 2015 video translated into Oji-Cree

A feature-length video documenting the eighth national Anglican Indigenous Sacred Circle is now available online in Oji-Cree. The translation marks the first time that a Sacred Circle video has been translated in its entirety into an Indigenous language. Though translators have been onsite during previous Sacred Circles, the translation of the 2015 Sacred Circle—which took … Continued

Bound to the Word unites preaching and music

In the beginning was the Word. Then there was the Music. Bound to the Word is an innovative experiment within the Anglican Church of Canada that made its debut last Advent in the Diocese of Huron. It is a “call-and-response” style of worship that brings together spoken homilies and musical accompaniment. Now its chief architect, … Continued

Ministry in Vancouver, B.C.: Setting the stage for General Synod 2019

One year from today, Anglicans from across the country will pour into Vancouver, B.C. for the 42nd General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. Led by the General Synod Planning Committee, preparations are well underway for the gathering, which will take place from July 10-16, 2019 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. For those … Continued

Mission to Seafarers a welcoming haven for isolated mariners

June 25 marks the International Day of the Seafarer, an annual occasion designated by the International Maritime Organization to recognize the contributions of seafarers who operate the cargo ships that provide many of the goods and materials we use every day. Since 1856, Anglicans have helped promote the well-being of seafarers and their families through … Continued

Canadian Anglicans attend Brazilian Episcopal Church General Synod

Representatives of the Anglican Church of Canada deepened ties with their Brazilian counterparts this month as international guests at the 34th General Synod of the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil (IEAB), or the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil. Bishop Linda Nicholls of the Diocese of Huron and Global Relations Director Andrea Mann travelled to Brasilia … Continued

Highlights from the Council of General Synod: June 2, 2018

View a PDF version of Highlights from the Council of General Synod: June 2, 2018. Council members gathered at 8:45 a.m. at the Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga, Ont. Morning Eucharist, Orders of the Day Deputy Prolocutor and Executive Archdeacon Lynne McNaughton presided over the morning Eucharist service, with Ms. Melissa Green providing … Continued