Council of General Synod - October 7, 2019


  • Event honours children who did not return from residential schools
    via Anglican Journal
    Indian residential school survivors, family and friends gathered with dignitaries at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Sept. 30, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, for an emotional ceremony to remember children who did not return from residential schools.
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  • Pastoral letter from Bishop Geoff Peddle
    Bishop Peddle writes a letter to the church on marriage equality, following the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador's special session of synod on September 27 and 28.
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  • Reflections on General Synod 2019
    Archbishop Greg Kerr-Wilson (Diocese of Calgary, Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land) wrote a letter last week discussing the events of General Synod 2019.
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  • Voting by faith
    As Anglicans discern which candidate will receive their vote, Bishop Bruce Myers (Diocese of Quebec) invites everyone to try doing so through the lens of the baptismal covenant, one of the guideposts for our life in Christ.
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  • The launching of the synod that could change the world
    The Rev. Emilie Smith (Diocese of New Westminster) reports on the first four days of special synod in Rome about climate and the Amazon.
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  • Joint effort puts archives under one roof
    via The Catholic Register
    Two dioceses in eastern Ontario — one Catholic and one Anglican — along with two religious orders are in talks to share one facility for all four entities’ archival records.
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  • Christian witness in Europe: A pilgrimage for the Diocese of Montreal
    Archdeacon Robert Camara announces an upcoming pilgrimage for the spring of 2020, to Portugal and Spain. A brochure with itinerary is available on the diocesan website.
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  • TOMORROW, October 8, 10am ET (online): Muriel Eaton will join Lee-Ann Matthews on Facebook Live, talking about her highly sought after Eucharistic Linens Manual. Join the webcast on the Diocese of Montreal's Facebook page. Click here for more

  • Wednesday, October 16 (Fredericton, New Brunswick): Christian Forum — Exploring a Christian posture on climate change and environmental stewardship, with Dr. Lois Mitchell, Director of International Studies at St. Stephen University. Click here for more

  • Saturday, October 26 (online): What is the place of Christianity in Canada today? Have you ever wished you could gather Canada’s Christian churches and have an in-depth, nuanced conversation about the status of Christianity is our diverse society? The Canadian Council of Churches is making that possible. They will host a cross-Canada conversation that will engage the context of Christianity in (Francophone, Indigenous, Diaspora, and the rest of) Canada. Click here for more

  • Saturday, November 2 (Montreal, Quebec): Messy Cathedral — Bishop Mary Irwin (Diocese of Montreal) invites Anglicans to be a part of this special event. Click here to register


  • Installation of recipients to the Order of Niagara
    Yesterday at Christ's Church Cathedral (Diocese of Niagara) excellence in lay ministry was celebrated, as Bishop Susan Bell admitted 26 faithful servants into the Order of Niagara.
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