The staff of the Anglican Journal wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. We will return on Jan. 2.
"The Little Towns of Bethlehem": Poet John Terpstra offers a Canadian meditation on "For unto us a child is born."
Beginning in the new year, National
Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald will also be the new area
bishop for the Northern Manitoba region of the diocese of Keewatin.
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, today joined leaders of Toronto’s faith communities in honouring the legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who will be laid to rest on Sunday, Dec. 15.
With Christmas approaching, Archbishop Fred Hiltz today urged Anglicans, via a CBC radio interview, to think about the poor and disadvantaged, saying the church “must be in the world and for the world” as Jesus Christ was.
I read with interest an Anglican Journal letter (Dear parents with young children in church, Oct. 2013, p. 6) thanking parents for bringing their squirmy (and noisy) children to church.
Monica Patten, chair of the Anglican Church of Canada’s Resources for Mission (RfM) Committee, has been named as interim director of the RfM department, succeeding Vianney Carriere, who announced that he will resign from his role as director as of Jan. 1.
Logan McMenamie, dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, was
elected as the new bishop of the diocese of British Columbia at a synod
on Dec. 7. McMenamie was elected on the third ballot. He will succeed
Bishop James Cowan, who retired at the end of August.
Faith leaders and groups react to the passing of former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.
The primate of the Anglican Church of Canada today paid tribute to
former South African President Nelson Mandela, saying, he is “destined
to be remembered in the calendar of holy men and women through the