In an impromptu speech and prayer that lasted nearly 20 minutes, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, sternly reminded members of General Synod to show “holy manners” toward one another when discussing same-sex marriage in their neighbourhood groups.
Among the guests slated to address General Synod July 11 is the primate of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is the spiritual leader of The Episcopal Church (TEC), a U.S.-based province of the Anglican Communion, which counts an active membership of 1.8 million.
Indigenous Anglicans took another step on the road toward self-determination July 10 when General Synod received two documents presenting the goals, objectives and features of a fully Indigenous province within the Anglican Church of Canada.
The shape the Indigenous Anglican church will take may vary in different parts of the country, members of General Synod heard Sunday, July 10.
In a ceremony introduced by Cree actor, activist and parliamentarian Tina Keeper, the Primate’s Council of Elders and Youth was officially commissioned before General Synod members Sunday, July 10.
Stretching all the way from the dining room to the plenary area, the display booths lining the halls at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites represent a plethora of organizations and causes as diverse as those gathered together for the Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod 2016. A total of 48 displayers are present at this year’s synod, with space having sold out before the beginning of the event.
The scent of sage and sweetgrass lingered in the cavernous Grand York Ballroom of the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites as members and guests of General Synod raised their voices to sing Reginald Heber’s classic hymn, “Holy, Holy, Holy.”