Archdeacon Bruce Myers, the Anglican Church of Canada’s co-ordinator for ecumenical and interfaith relations, is now in line to be the 13th bishop of Quebec after being elected the diocese’s co-adjutor bishop Friday, November 27.
Being a cleric, no doubt, has always posed unique stresses, but the challenges now being placed on the church by the turbulence and uncertainty of modern life, some spiritual and mental health leaders say, are adding considerably to the strain.
In an era when, many say, the increasing commercialization of Christmas threatens its spiritual significance, at least one holiday seems to be taking on new meaning for some Christians.
A retired Anglican priest was charged on November 20 with sexually assaulting three boys during his time as rector of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church at Chippewa-On-The-Thames First Nation nearly 40 years ago.
A church commission’s report providing the biblical and theological argument for the adoption of same-sex marriage does little to bridge the ideological gap between conservatives and liberals in the Anglican Church of Canada, according to theologians interviewed by the Anglican Journal.
As much as some quarters would have everyone believe, there’s no telling how the 2016 General Synod will act on a motion to change the church’s law so that clergy can marry same-sex couples.
In 1761, the poet Charles Churchill penned these words: “Keep up appearances; there lies the test; / The world will give thee credit for the rest. / Outward be fair, however foul within; / Sin if thou wilt, but then in secret sin.”
It feels strange to write a Christmas column before Advent has even begun—especially a Christmas column that is going to be published before Advent has even begun.
It doesn’t have a regular working congregation, it doesn’t have a priest and it doesn’t even belong to a specific denomination.
The investment guidelines around a $24-million fund held by the Anglican Church of Canada have been changed to allow for a higher proportion of foreign stocks and “market neutral” investments, and a lower proportion of bonds.