December 20, 2012 Primate’s 2012 Christmas message
Archbishop Hiltz pays respect to the Christ Child and encourages all, in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, to love, care for, and teach the children in our lives.
October 29, 2012 Primate writes the Hon. Vic Toews about cuts to prison chaplaincy
Archbishop Fred Hiltz asks Public Safety Minister Vic Toews to reflect further on the decision to cancel the contracts of all part-time prison chaplains employed by the Correctional Service of Canada.
June 20, 2012 Primate writes to Prime Minister about Al Ahli Arab Hospital
Archbishop Hiltz called on Stephen Harper to re-commit funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in order to support Al Ahli Arab Hospital, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.
March 25, 2012 Pastoral letter to the church on Jerusalem
A pastoral letter from Archbishop Fred Hiltz, the Primate, to Canadian bishops. The letter was sent with a request that it be sent to all parishes and read on Sunday, March 25.
The letter follows the establishment by the Council of General Synod of the Canadian Companions of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. CoGS did this in response to General Synod 2010’s call for stronger ties with the Diocese of Jerusalem.
March 20, 2012 Joyous Easter greetings
In this joint Easter message, Archbishop Fred Hiltz of the Anglican Church of Canada and National Bishop Susan C. Johnson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada read the Easter story and wish all Christians “a joyous celebration of the resurrection.”
March 19, 2012 Letter to the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate, Archdiocese of North America
Letter to the General Bishop and Patriarchal Exarch of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate, Archdiocese of North America on the recent death of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III.
Jan. 1, 2012 2011: Protestor, Survivor, Lover
It is an annual New Year’s Day tradition for the Anglican Primate to preach at Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa. This year Archbishop Fred Hiltz considers the significance of names and the nameless—from the protestor celebrated by Time magazine to those who call themselves survivors of the residential schools system. Finally, he considers how each Anglican can be a better Christian lover, both through work in Canada and by strengthening ties around the worldwide Anglican Communion.