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I was reading the post-General Synod letter from Bishop Cowan, which can be found here: http://bc.anglican.ca/Bishop%27s%20Pastoral%20Letter%20GS.pdf The bit I found interesting I copied out below, as I had not yet seen what the Bishops pastoral letter might look like in practice: The problem I have with this is that it begs the question. It is […]
Taken from here, FYI. Report from General Synod: A Federation View July 9, 2007 The results of the recent General Synod will be examined, interpreted and spun in many different ways. We believe that Anglicans in the Anglican Church of Canada, despite pressure from within and without, and under the scrutinizing eyes of the media, […]
Posted in ACoC General Synod 2007 on Jul 8th, 2007
The following is an attempt to put into order at least some of the impressions and thoughts I had while at General Synod, as well as a sense of where we are now. Unsurprisingly, as I move in the prophetic gift, the prophetic content is quite high….. Jude 1 v17-25 17But, dear friends, remember what […]
Go over here and read the articles and responses if you have not already done so.
Below is a brief outline of the significant resolutions at the ACC GS07, together with comment. I’ll produce a further summary shortly to outline my sense of where we are now as a Church. 20th June 2007 A180/A181 Merger of Partners in Mission & Ecojustice Committees and Mandate of new Partners in Mission & Ecojustice […]
Joe is doing sterling work collecting all the letters. Go see.
I thought the following article from the Globe and Mail, which includes a subsequent Bp Ingham Q&A, is most interesting: First, the story: Homophobia accepted in church, bishop says MICHAEL VALPY June 26, 2007 Canada’s only Anglican bishop to authorize the blessing of homosexual unions said yesterday the refusal by his fellow bishops to approve […]
Taken from here. Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada met June 26 – the morning after General Synod ended to discuss the ramifications of their slim vote against allowing dioceses to offer church blessing rites to gay couples. “It will be perceived that the house of bishops scuttled the deal (what ‘deal’ – ed) […]
Here is the Essentials Federation statement relating to General Synod. Hopefully there’ll be some more stuff posted here next week, though right now I think it’s time to take stock and pray. May His heart be our heart. Canadian Anglicans have been left trying to grasp all the implications of passing a motion declaring the […]
The ACC General Synod 2007 closed this afternoon without any of the controversy or last-minute motions that we saw in St Catherines in 2004, which was most definitely an improvement in style if not in the underlying substance. From my point of view, I was not entirely sure whether this blog was going to be […]
Below is the official Essentials Network statement at the close of General Synod. When Essentials Federation add their statement I will post it here. Side door open for same sex blessings 25 June 2007 Despite the news headlines, the Anglican Church of Canada did not close the door on same sex blessings at the Church’s […]
By the grace of God, we are here at the last session of General Synod! Just before we start I thought I’d share a delegates perspective that, in terms of respect and fairness, this synod has been miles ahead of St. Catharines in 2004. Give Archbishop Andrew his due, he’s kept this one level and […]
Currently it is morning prayer. Next on the agenda is the Nominating Committee report, a partner reflection, then onto resolutions (the suggestion is that A189 will come up first, followed by a Bishops’ statement). B001 has been withdrawn – this is the blessings of SSU in New West. Figure they think it is a risk […]
As they say, it’s not over ’till it’s over, and we have 1 more day to go. We also have 50-odd resolutions, and there is not a hope that they will all be dealt with….they will be sent to CoGS for them to resolve. One does wonder why, in the light of the number of […]
Mark 3 v25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. What follows is simply my opinion – as the disclaimer says I am not an official representative of Essentials. The official statement is likely to come later today. After the vote on A187, I gathered the opinion of a few folk […]
Good afternoon. We start again at 2pm. I will do my best to keep you updated but might need to slow down on all the details, getting pain in my hand (grumble, grumble, whinge whinge ) Abp Andrew just popped over to see us and mentioned that somebody has said SSB has passed…..calling it misinformation…..not […]
Good morning, again, on the penultimate day of Synod. I’ve just got the orders of service and it looks like SSB will be dealt with at 10.15 CET this morning. Right now we are in a Eucharistic service. To be honest, I do not know how they are going to get all resolutions dealt with; […]
It seems to me that this will go to the wire in the House of Bishops, which is deeply appropriate considering the care that is given to them to guard the faith once delivered. It is upon the Bishops to decide the future of the Anglican Church of Canada. For us here in Winnipeg, we […]
Good evening. I’m here a little early to stake out my position; say a prayer or two for an aching hand – far too much of this blogging malarky! A185 Revised Voting Requirement for Resolutions A186 and A187 That resolutions A186 and A187 be deemed to have been carried only if they receive the affirmative […]