Propers for Mother Emily Ayckbowm

Text for memorial of Mother Emily Ayckbowm, who was added to the Canadian calendar of holy persons in the Book of Alternative Services on April 5 (the day of her founding of The Community of the Sisters of the Church) by a resolution at General Synod 2004.

Reims Statement: Praying with One Voice

Complete text of the Rheims Statement, from a colloquium sponsored by the English Language Liturgical Consultation. Discussed liturgy and ecumenism, common texts, and the Revised Common Lectionary. Lists participants in the colloquium.

Report from the International Anglican Conversations on Human Sexuality

Report from conversation of international Anglican bishops called together in 1999 by the Archbishop of Canterbury to meet over a three-year period. Includes points of agreement, disagreement, reflections upon the fruits of the conversation and the conditions that enabled them, topics for further exploration and recommendations from the meeting.

Resource Guide for Discussions on Human Sexuality

Full text of resource guide for discussions on human sexuality, which includes suggestions for establishing discussion guidelines, a gathered list of resources (including study guides, bibliography, and videos from materials gathered by dioceses, the national church and other churches), and terminology definitions for clarification.

Rural Ministry Symposium

A series of workshops over three days for clergy and lay leaders in rural pastoral charges and parishes who are actively seeking information and guidance to help them in providing leadership in current rapid transition. Also for theological students needing training in these areas.

Scripture and Homosexuality

Short collation of essays written for Canadian Anglican discussions or recommended by Canadian dioceses representing variety of perspectives on homosexuality, including the role of scripture.

Spirit of Invitation/Invited

A six-part series for small groups on exploring “genuine Christian invitation.” The resource consists of videos and print material. Each session lasts about 2 hours and follows a format of opening prayers, focus question & group discussion, Scripture study, reflection, video content (about 5 to 12 minutes), concluding reflection and prayer.

Texts for trial use and feedback

The General Synod of 2010 mandated Faith, Worship, and Ministry to establish a Liturgy Task Force to work on the revision of our contemporary language liturgical texts.

The Iona Report

Report of the Faith, Worship, and Ministry Committee’s Task Force on the Diaconate.