For September 30, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation—Orange Shirt Day—the Anglican Church of Canada has produced Every Child Matters: Grace Will Lead Them Home, a video service of reflection and prayer.
This service was designed by a group of Indigenous Anglican Elders; including Archbishop Mark MacDonald, Bishop Sidney Black, the Rev Canon Laverne Jacobs, and Canon Donna G’yogwenace Bomberry. We are invited to walk with them on a journey of grief and sorrow for the hurt and injustices of the past and present. They share teachings about forgiveness and help us to understand what must be done to be able to move toward Reconciliation.
The Elders invite you to share this video with your friends, families, congregations and communities. It can be downloaded for use in a service of worship, some might use it as the Homily, or for Bible study. All will be blessed by the teachings here.
Additional resources to explore:
- Prayer for the Children from the Remembering the Children Tour
- Prayers for Action (collect and Anglican Healing Fund prayer)
- Reconciliation Toolkit
- Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen lands, Strong Hearts