Aldo, the doe-eyed liturgical donkey of the Anglican diocese of Quebec—a local celebrity in his own right—is featured on the cover and inside the diocesan 2014 calendar, the sales of which will benefit the diocese’s green ministries.
With its theme of “Church for Every Context,” the annual Vital Church
Planting (VCP) conference launched on January 30 at St. Paul’s, Bloor
Street, in Toronto. Sponsored by the Anglican diocese of Toronto and
Wycliffe College’s Institute of Evangelism, the conference brings
inspirational speakers and how-to workshop leaders together each year to
explore new directions for the missional church.
Thank heaven for iTunes. And Bose audio. Without these technological tools the 11 congregations in the far-flung parish of southeast Labrador would have no organ, and some even no choral music at Sunday services.
Two key moments relating to the ordination of women have been seared in the memory of the Rev. Dawn Leger, an associate priest at Christ Church Anglican in Stouffville, Ont.
The bishop of the Anglican diocese of Huron, Robert Bennett, has deposed the Rev. George Ferris, a retired Anglican priest who faces up to five-and-a-half years in prison for five counts of sexual offences dating back to the 1980s.
Archdeacon Richard Berryman, a priest, journalist and author, died on
Jan. 27 after a prolonged battle with kidney disease at the age of 82.
To believe in Jesus is to believe that God has a destiny for humanity
and creation. To believe is to have confidence, not only that God will
eventually redeem humanity and bring creation to its fulfillment, but
that this destiny is present today, the Word made flesh, among us, in us
and for us.
In last month’s editorial, Canada deserves better (Dec. 2013, p. 4), I
concluded by saying, “It would be gratifying in 2014 if we were able to
see political leadership centred on integrity, justice and honesty, at
all levels and in all branches of government; leadership that gives us a
sense of pride. It is what Canadians deserve.”
On January 25,1944, as much of China
lay in the iron grip of the Japanese invasion, the church marked a
groundbreaking event. A fearless Anglican bishop, discerning a match
between wartime need and a uniquely gifted person, ordained a humble yet
steel-spined disciple of Christ into the priesthood. The bishop was
Ronald Hall of Victoria and the ordinand was Hong-Kong-born Li Tim-Oi,
the church's first woman priest.