CoGS News - July 16, 2019

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General Synod 2019 — #GS2019

  • Prayer for reconciliation with the Jews passes first reading at General Synod
    via Anglican Journal
    An effort to remove a prayer for conversion of the Jews from the Book of Common Prayer and to replace it with one for reconciliation with the Jews has passed its first major hurdle at General Synod.
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  • Church suffers deficit in 2018, dioceses ‘struggling’ to meet financial commitments, General Synod hears
    via Anglican Journal
    A fall in revenues, especially contributions from the dioceses, combined with increased expenses to put the Anglican Church of Canada in a deficit position in 2018, General Synod heard Monday, July 15.
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  • General Synod passes pension plan, CoGS motions
    via Anglican Journal
    General Synod voted July 14 to make changes to the General Synod Pension Plan that would allow groups outside of the Anglican Church of Canada to join the plan. In the same afternoon session, the synod also passed motions to put in place a plan to re-evaluate the purpose and mission of the Council of General Synod (CoGS).
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  • Statement from Bishop Logan McMenamie
    Diocese of British Columbia
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  • Prayers for Archbishop Skelton
    A message from the Society of Catholic Priests (North American province).
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  • Diocesan representatives to General Synod issue statement
    Diocese of British Columbia
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  • L’Église anglicane rejette une motion sur le mariage gai
    via Le Devoir
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  • Opinion: The Anglican Church should follow Jesus’ teachings and welcome equal marriage
    via Michael Cohen, Special to The Globe and Mail
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  • 'We're not welcome': Winnipeg couple feels rejected after Anglican Church of Canada says no to same-sex marriage
    via CTV News Winnipeg
    “It’s blocking our rights as human beings and denying our dignity as full members of the church and of the Anglican communion.”
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  • Anglican priest in St. John's hopes to perform same-sex marriages, despite 'shock' at vote
    via CBC Newfoundland and Labrador
    "I had been through all of the emotions that I half expected to be facing. Profound sadness, some shock, some disappointment, the anger, confusion, all of those sorts of things," said the Rev. Jonathan Rowe, the rector at St. Michael and All Angels (Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador).
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  • Anglicans react with hurt, frustration after same-sex-marriage vote fails to pass
    via Star Vancouver
    Following a divisive vote against formally allowing same-sex marriage in the Anglican Church of Canada, one priest mused whether the church should “get out of marriages” altogether, while others suggested they would consider refusing to perform the ceremony as a form of protest.
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  • Anglican archbishop for N.S., P.E.I., in favour of same-sex marriages
    via CBC Nova Scotia
    The Anglican archbishop for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island has declared he would perform same-sex marriages and permit other churches in his diocese to do the same.
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  • London-area Anglican bishop takes top job with national church
    via London Free Press
    The bishop of Southwestern Ontario’s Anglican diocese is taking the lead of the Anglican Church of Canada, becoming the first woman to hold the top position in the national organization’s history.
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  • Anglican Bishop on Same Sex Marriage
    via CBC Ottawa Morning
    Bishop Chapman (Diocese of Ottawa) was interviewed about the same-sex Marriage Canon.
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Upcoming

  • Today, 4:30pm PDT / 7:30 EDT (Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, B.C.): Closing Worship and installation of primate-elect Linda Nicholls. Catch the livestream here

Photo

  • Photos from July 13, 2019: The Primatial Election
    Bishop Linda Nicholls (Diocese of Huron) was elected as the first female primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.
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Video

  • General Synod Reflection: Prayer for Reconciliation with the Jews
    “It was such a lovely thing to see that you and others had worked on not just taking out a prayer that was not so comfortable for Jews or the current Anglican understanding of Jews, but replacing it with something very beautiful and powerful and meaningful," Rabbi Adam Stein, associate rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in Vancouver, said of General Synod's passing of a motion that seeks to replace the prayer "For the Conversion of the Jews" with a prayer seeking reconciliation, instead.
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  • General Synod Reflection: Dale Roberts-Keats
    Dale Roberts-Keats, lay delegate to General Synod 2019 from St. Paul's River in the Lower North Shore, offers thanks to retiring Primate Fred Hiltz and her thoughts on the church's new primate-elect: Bishop Linda Nicholls.
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Blog

  • Marriage Canon Redux
    An analysis and history on the Marriage Canon vote by the Diocese of Edmonton's Executive Archdeacon Alan T. Perry.
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  • Interim Report on General Synod, July 13th
    Paul Jennings, seasoned delegate, sees a counter-intuitive story of victory in the Marriage Canon vote.
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  • A message to our Bishops
    In response to an invitation to share thoughts on the outcome of the Marriage Canon vote, the Rev. Dr Jeff Seaton (Diocese of Kootenay) wrote the following note to members of the House of Bishops gathered in Vancouver for GS2019.
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