March 14, 2013
At evening prayer on March 13th, the day a new Pope was elected, the Church throughout the world was reading Psalm 119:121-144. These few verses spoke to this historic moment:
"I am your servant, grant me understanding that I may know your decrees" v125
"Steady my footsteps in your word" v133
"Let your countenance shine upon your servant" v135
Could there be any more fitting words as...
March 11, 2013
An Anglican priest who ministered in British Columbia has left General Synod $480,000 in his will: $320,000 for ministry in the Council of the North and $160,000 for Global Relations and theological education. A further amount will be released to General Synod at a later date.
The priest, who wanted to remain anonymous, was "a very private, very faithful person," said Archdeacon John Robertson, national gift planning officer. He said the man was "a traditionalist, who...
March 6, 2013
A new stewardship forum is the latest addition to The Community, the Anglican Church of Canada's growing online conversation space. Called "Growing Good Stewards," the forum supports people who cultivate generosity—whether personally or in their parishes.
"I think frankly [stewardship] has been thought of as people having their hand out. It's a lot more than that," said Glen Mitchell, forum leader and...
February 26, 2013
General Synod Communications and the Anglican Journal, the church's editorially independent newspaper, have entered into a partnership to distribute stories of national significance. This story is shared through this arrangement.
Col. John Fletcher, archdeacon of the Anglican Military Ordinariate of the Canadian Forces, has been appointed chaplain general and will assume command of the chaplain branch in Ottawa this fall.
Fletcher, who will be promoted to...