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CoGS hears of ‘transformative change’ across church

A first round of strategic planning consultation sessions with Canadian Anglicans has revealed a sense of profound change at hand in the church, the Council of General Synod (CoGS) heard at an online meeting Nov. 6-8.

Hildegard of Bingen

For a woman in medieval Europe, the Benedictine abbess later known as St. Hildegard occupied a relatively privileged position.

Edmonton church avoids COVID-19 outbreak after presence of infected person at service

The associate priest of an Edmonton church says her church is grateful for having strictly followed COVID-19 protocols after a close brush with the disease.

Pandemic year ends with surplus—but cuts likely at national office from 2022, CoGS hears

Despite the difficulties and uncertainties brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, General Synod is projected to end the year with a substantial surplus, Council of General Synod (CoGS) heard Nov. 7.

Dismantling Racism Task Force appointed

Council of General Synod (CoGS) appointed seven members to the Dismantling Racism Task Force at its November meeting. Members of the task force include Dale...

Many dioceses evade pandemic year cash crunch—at least for now

The COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a public health crisis.

‘New ways of being church are emerging’

As the tumultuous year 2020 drew to a close, and as Canadian Anglicans looked towards another year of uncertainty, the Anglican Journal informally surveyed members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) about the presentation on the national church’s strategic planning process they’d heard Nov. 6.

January issue looks at the state of the church

With a new year beginning, the January Anglican Journal takes a look at the Anglican Church of Canada at the closing of an unusual and difficult 2020.

Orthodox school finds ‘natural home’ at Trinity

The only Orthodox theological programs in Canada accredited by the Association of Theological Schools are offered at a historically Anglican college—a fact that may seem counterintuitive.

Church eyes possible full communion with Moravians in 2022

The Anglican Church of Canada’s Faith, Worship and Ministry (FWM) Committee is hoping the next General Synod will see a full communion agreement with another denomination: the Moravians, Council of General Synod (CoGS) heard Nov. 8.

New issue of Epiphanies focuses on assumptions

With the global COVID-19 pandemic turning life on its head, 2020 turned out to be a year of shattered assumptions. The latest issue of...

‘He loved the Lord’: Angus Sewap remembered as role model, humble and dedicated priest

Canon Angus Sewap, a Pelican Narrows priest whose quiet presence carried tremendous authority, has died from complications due to COVID-19. He was 72.

‘God is waiting for us’

As COVID-19 propels us towards a different kind of Christmas, this Advent could be a time for considering God’s expectations for Christians and the church, says Newfoundland priest and theological studies professor Robert Cooke.

‘The agora is online now’

Since mid-March, when churches in the diocese of Quebec began to close for in-person worship, Joan Boeckner, 75, a parishioner at Quebec City’s Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, has not been going to church.

New Anglican Church of Canada resource offers theological reflection for pandemic era

A new web page on the Anglican Church of Canada website offers a collection of theological essays that address the Eucharist and other spiritual...