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Jerusalem Sunday and the ties that bind

Posted on: April 29th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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The Penman Medical Clinic, located in Zababdeh in the West Bank, is one of the most prominent ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. As part of its annual Jerusalem Sunday celebrations, the Anglican Church of Canada collects donations to help support the clinic.

The Penman Medical Clinic, located in Zababdeh in the West Bank, is one of the most prominent ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. As part of its annual Jerusalem Sunday celebrations, the Anglican Church of Canada collects donations to help support the clinic.

Jerusalem Sunday and the ties that bind

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For the Rev. Canon Richard LeSueur, the meaning of Jerusalem Sunday was encapsulated in a letter he received from Archbishop Michael Peers, then-Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, while living in Jerusalem during the First Intifada.

“We would go to bed at night and we would hear gunfire echoing off the Mount of Olives,” recalled LeSueur, who was teaching at St. George’s College at the time. “It was a tremendously stressful time. There were a lot of military vehicles then and many incidents that were occurring, and you feel so far away.”

Currently on the advisory council of the Canadian Companions of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, LeSueur was moved to tears by the letter from Archbishop Peers, which he said included the following words: “You are not forgotten. You are being remembered by your church a long way away, and we are holding you in our prayers.”

“That’s why we do Jerusalem Sunday,” LeSueur said. “And that’s why we have Companions of Jerusalem—because it means so much when they know that we have not forgotten them, and we are praying for them and we care about them.”

May 8, 2016 marks the third Jerusalem Sunday, an annual day set aside by the Anglican Church of Canada to celebrate its companionship in God’s mission with the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, which includes congregations in Jerusalem, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.

LeSueur, who recently resigned his position as rector of St. George’s Anglican Church in Cadboro Bay, B.C. to devote himself full-time to speaking about Jerusalem, the Companions of Jerusalem, and Jerusalem Sunday, noted the biblical precedent set by St. Paul, who devoted a significant portion of his letters to collections for the church in Jerusalem.

Paul, LeSueur said, “cared deeply and was deeply committed to ensure that the needs of the Christian community in Jerusalem were supported, and really, we’re carrying on that. There is a church there and we can learn from them and we can also support them.”

A wide range of resources are available online for parishes and congregations to celebrate Jerusalem Sunday, including sermon­­ notes, prayers, liturgical resources, photos, and information on the diocese.

Jerusalem Sunday 2016 will see a number of new resources make their debut. Chief among them is the launch of a Facebook page for the Companions of Jerusalem, where weekly stories about the diocese of Jerusalem are posted. New exegetical notes, a bulletin cover, and new story inserts are also available.

Along with praying for the diocese of Jerusalem, a major part of Jerusalem Sunday is collecting money to support its ministries—in particular the Penman Medical Clinic, a primary care facility in the West Bank town of Zababdeh. Run by the parish of St. Matthew, the Penman Clinic provides subsidized, affordable care to the surrounding population of 20,000 in Zababdeh and surrounding villages.

Archbishop Suheil Dawani, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, has explained the central role of the Penman Clinic for the diocese by noting Jesus’s work in healing the sick. Through collections from Jerusalem Sunday, the Anglican Church of Canada has helped support the clinic, raising more than $14,000 during one particular year.

“Even if we can only send a small amount of money to support an initiative in a remote rural area south of Nazareth in a medical clinic … even that small gesture means so much,” LeSueur said.

Anglicans can support the Penman Clinic through a special gift from parish offerings or Gifts for Mission. Offerings can also be sent by cheque—made out to the “Anglican Church of Canada” with “Jerusalem Sunday Penman Clinic” written in the notes—to:

Jacqueline Beckford
Resources for Mission
Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, ON
M4Y 3G2

View a complete list of resources for Jerusalem Sunday.

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Anglican Church of Canada, News from General Synod, April 28, 2016

Cathedral to host Royal School of Needlework lecture

Posted on: April 29th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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One of the lectures  will look at the history of embroidery, with its secular and sacred forms. Photo: Royal School of Needlework


Not for nothing has the word “embroidering” assumed the figurative meaning of enriching life and experience by adding fanciful details.

Hand embroidery, the ancient art of queens and noblewomen, will be celebrated at Toronto’s Cathedral Church of St. James on May 27 beginning at 9:30 a.m. On that date, Dr. Susan Kay-Williams, chief executive of the Royal School of Needlework (RNS) of Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon Thames, London, will deliver two lectures.

Dr. Kay-Williams’s morning talk will look at the history of this venerable cloth-enhancing craft, with its brilliant secular and sacred forms, while her afternoon lecture will address the evolution and social significance of colour in textiles. Her book The Story of Colour in Textiles (Bloomsbury, 2013) will be available for purchase.

Now an international centre of excellence, the RNS is a charity dedicated to the virtuosity of the needle. Founded in 1872 by Lady Victoria Welby, its initial purpose was to revive a dying art form and provide income for educated women who might otherwise be forced to live in poverty. Its first president was Queen Victoria’s third daughter, Princess Helena.

Tickets to the lectures are $60 per person and include lunch.

In conjunction with the lectures, May 27 the cathedral will launch an exhibit of First Nations stitchery, with pieces from across Canada, as well as the RNS’s own collection featuring embroidery, beading, quilting, button work and moose-hair tufting. This display will be open to the public free of charge from Tuesday, May 31, through Sunday, June 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

The Anglican Foundation is a sponsor of the needlework event.

To obtain more information or to register for the lectures, contact the cathedral’s archivist, Nancy Mallett, at 416-364-7865, ext. 233, or [email protected]

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Anglican Journal News, April 12, 2016

New resources available for planned giving

Posted on: April 2nd, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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Resources for Mission is delighted to announce new resources for parishes, dioceses and for those supporting the work of raising funds for our ministries.

 

A larger booklet entitled, Gifts of a Lifetime, outlines the range of planned giving vehicles that the General Synod of the Anglican Church accepts. It replaces any previous brochures. In addition, a condensed brochure entitled, Legacy Giving: Your Gift of a Lifetime, provides a brief outline of planned giving vehicles.

 
Each of these resources can be ordered through Resources for Mission. Please contact Gillian Doucet Campbell, Manager of Major Gifts and Legacy Giving. You can reach Gillian by email at  [email protected] or by toll-free telephone, 1-888-439-GIFT (4438).

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Anglican Church of Canada, News from General Synod, April 01, 2016

The book of Ruth is focus for ACC Bible studies

Posted on: March 30th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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[ACNS] When members of the Anglican Consultative Council meet in Lusaka next month for its 16th meeting (ACC-16), they will discuss – in the context of intentional discipleship – issues ranging from gender justice, refugees and migration, the environment and reconciliation; and they will do so against a backdrop of prayer, Bible study and worship.

And members of the Anglican Communion throughout the world are being invited to join with them as they explore the Book of Ruth in a series of daily Bible studies.

The Bible studies have been prepared by a group of biblical scholars that met 16 times via Skype in 2014 and 2015, specifically written with ACC-16 in mind. They are also part of the Bible in the Life of the Church [BLC] initiative which aims to encourage the Anglican Communion to read the Bible together across the different contexts in which Anglicans are called to witness and minister.

“ACC-16 will be engaging with Bible studies on Ruth that have come from the Communion’s Bible in the Life of the Church [BLC] project,” Stephen Lyon, BLC’s co-ordinator, said. “The aim is to encourage a deeper engagement with Scripture.

“Written by an international group of biblical scholars, who met over 16 times via Skype and undertook the studies themselves over these meetings, they invite a deep encounter with such rich characters as Ruth, Naomi and Boaz.

“Their story can help us in our Christian journey as Anglicans from all over the Communion.”

In the introduction to the Bible study, the authors say: “We have made the Bible studies as accessible as possible, using a series of questions in each case as the basic format of the Bible study. . .

“Through the questions we invite you to engage with the biblical text and your context. Each question is designed to take you deeper into the biblical text or deeper into the engagement between the biblical text and your context.”

The Bible studies were prepared by Ellen Davis, Duke University Divinity School, North Carolina, USA; Femi Adeleya, director of church partnerships, World Vision International, Ghana; Cath Duce, St Stephen, Westminster, UK; John Goldingay, School of Theology of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, USA; Esther Mombo, Faculty of Theology, St Paul’s University, Limuru, Kenya; Gerald West, School of Theology, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; Chris Wright, Langham Partnership, London, UK; and Stephen Lyon.

The Bible study books include a dramatised reading of the book of Ruth by Ellen Davis and a series of woodcuts illustrating the story by Margaret Adams Parker. Both were first used in the book “Who Are You My Daughter? – Reading Ruth Through Image and Text”.

Anglicans around the world are invited to study the book of Ruth either at the same time as the ACC or at another time. The ACC Bible study books can be downloaded (pdf) from the ACC-16 webpage in English, French and Spanish. The daily Bible studies will be published on ACNS from 8 to 19 April.

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Anglican Communion News Service,  Your daily update from ACNS on Wednesday 30 March 2016

Theological resources on persecution published for ACC-16

Posted on: March 21st, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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[ACNS] A draft report detailing theological resources for times of persecution has been published by the Anglican Inter Faith Network. The report, “Out of the Depths – Hope in a time of suffering” is “an Anglican contribution to ecumenical engagement” and will be discussed during next month’s meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council in Lusaka, Zambia.

The report begins by setting out the context in which it was written. “We are living in an unprecedented time of religious persecution and martyrdom in the modern world,” it says in its introduction. “There were more recognized martyrs in the 20th century than in the whole of previous Christian history.

“There are some books on the demography and phenomenology of persecution, but currently a lack of theological resources to help those who are undergoing persecution.

“‘Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord’ is the beginning of Psalm 130:1. Facing the threat of being overwhelmed by the waters of chaos, the Psalmist cries out for help from the depths of his heart. Our title, ‘Out of the Depths – Hope in a time of suffering’, draws on that Psalm and also on Psalm 42:7: Deep calls to deep at the thunder of your cataracts: all your waves and billows have gone over me. The Psalmist again uses the image of water for being pounded in the midst of trouble and woe, and cries out for help.”

The authors stress the ecumenical context of their work and highlight “three occasions . . . of particular importance” that took place in 2015: the 50th anniversary of Dignitatis Humanae, the decree on Religious Freedom of Vatican II; the Global Christian Forum’s consultation on persecution in November 2015, in Tirana, Albania; and the centenary of the Armenian Genocide.

The report was written for ACC-16, but the authors say that “we pray that it will be a resource for Christians of all traditions; for those who are under persecution and also for those who support them.”

The draft report outlines the global context through case studies from India, Nigeria, Malaysia, Syria, Sweden and the United States. It has separate chapters looking at scripture, tradition and reason, within which the report explores “how diverse theologies have resourced Christians under pressure through the centuries” and also considers “how people of other faiths have drawn on their own theological resources.” There is also a chapter focusing on worship.

In the case study from Malaysia, the report says that the country’s traditional inclusive approach to religion changed in 2001 when the government declared that Islam was the state religion. “It is not just the non-Islamic minorities that feel persecuted, but also some of the more liberal Muslims,” the report says. “This has led to migration from the country; as the more open and academic Muslims have left the situation has become more extreme.”

Insensitive activity by visiting missionaries is identified as a source of attacks on local Christians. “There are examples of churches being destroyed after missionaries, from other parts of India, have demonised Hinduism either through the testimonies of recent converts or through distributing pamphlets that demonise Hindu gods,” the report says. “The missionaries doing this then leave the area and don’t suffer any consequences themselves.”

In Syria, the report says that “What was suffered under [Daesh] was horrible, but Muslim neighbours, betraying Christians to [them], was worse. The Nazarene sign, meaning a follower of Jesus of Nazareth, was put on houses. This meant the occupier could be killed and property taken; there is the need to start building trust again.”

The report also looks at persecution in the West; and gives an example from Sweden. While acknowledging that Jews and Muslims face far more serious problems in the country because of “widespread anti-Semitism and Islamophobia”, it says that “If you are religious at all in Sweden, many people tend to think that you are a bit daft. This will mean that children can be bullied at school if they are openly Christian; not only by their peers, but sometimes even by teachers.

“This, however, is slowly changing as more children with an immigrant background are proud to be Muslims or Christians, and the schools realize that they have to take religion more seriously.”

The draft report has been published on the webpage for ACC-16. It is the third theological resource published by the Inter Faith Network of the Anglican Communion; after Generous Love: the truth of the Gospel and the call to Dialogue; and Land of Promise? an Anglican exploration of Christian attitudes to the Holy Land.

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Anglican Communion News Service, Your daily update from ACNS on Monday 21 March 2016

Anniversary Choral Composition Competition

Posted on: March 9th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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To celebrate 60 years of generous funding, the Anglican Foundation of Canada is seeking a new musical composition by an emerging Canadian composer 35 years of age or younger. The composition is to be in the form of a sacred anthem for SATB choir with piano or organ accompaniment, approximately five (5) minutes in duration.

The winning composer will be announced in December 2016, and awarded a prize of CAD $2000. The composer will be invited to a dress rehearsal and performance with the Christ Church Cathedral Choir in Vancouver in May 2017.

The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2016.  For more information:  http://www.anglicanfoundation.org/60th/composition/

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Anglican Church of Canada, Info! News from General Synod,  March 01, 2016

Register now for the National Worship Conference!

Posted on: March 9th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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The National Worship Conference will take place from July 24-27 at Wilfrid Laurier University in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. A biennial event sponsored by the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the conference brings together clergy and laity who seek to build up the life of the Christian community.
This year’s conference is built around the theme “Formation and Reformation: Worship, Justice and Mission of God” and features presenters from across Canada who will explore diverse styles of worship. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will be among those in attendance.
Keynote speakers include:

  • The Rev. Dr. Stephen M. Larson, an ELCIC pastor who has served in Canada, Switzerland and the United States, and co-author of Liturgy, Justice and the Reign of God: Integrating Vision and Practice
  • The Very Rev. Bruce Jenneker, Rector of All Saints Church, Durbanville in the City of Cape Town and the Diocese of Saldnaha Bay in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa

 

Registration is now open online. Payment for registration and accommodations can be made by cheque (payable to “Diocese of Huron”) or by Visa or MasterCard. For more details:  http://www.nationalworshipconference.org/

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Anglican Church of Canada, Info! News from General Synod, March o1, 2016

Archbishops of York medieval records digitised

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10.000 Medieval documents belonging to the Archbishops of York from the time have been digitised by the University of York
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[ACNS] More than 10,000 individual handwritten parchment folios belonging to the Archbishops of York between 1225 and 1650 have been digitally scanned and are now being made available online. The York Registers, produced by the University of York, is said to be “one of the most important collections of historical materials to survive in England today.”

The papers record activity across the whole of the north of England and provide unique insights into ecclesiastical, political and cultural history over a period that witnessed the Black Death, the Wars of the Roses, the Reformation and the English Civil War.

Each record was individually assessed and treated by a specialist conservator before being scanned in what the university says was “a highly technical process” over the course of 15 months. In some cases, the documents were scanned using ultraviolet imaging, revealing text that had remain unseen for hundreds of years.

“The launch of the Archbishops’ Registers website brings to fruition a major project in the Digital Humanities, its content and method being of truly international importance,” Professor Mark Ormrod, the university’s Dean of arts and humanities, said.

“Bringing together the very best of modern technologies with the highest traditions of academic research, the continuing work on the Archbishops’ Registers will ensure free and remote access to the wealth of information and interest contained in these priceless historical documents.”

The records cast new light on historic events and the university has produced summaries of some of these to promote the new website, which can be found at archbishopsregisters.york.ac.uk.

The Divorce from Anne of Cleves: 1540

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A margin headline from the York Registers reads “Divortiu(m) Regis Henrici octaui et d(omi)ne Anne Clevensis” – the divorce of Henry VIII and Ann of Cleves

The Archbishops of York were closely associated with the Tudor monarchy – Thomas Wolsey being Archbishop of York from 1514 until his arrest at Cawood (one of his official residences as Archbishop) in 1530.

The Register of his successor, Edward Lee, contains copies of the official evidence relating to Henry VIII’s divorce from his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. Henry and Anne were married in January 1540, though the statements in Lee’s register show that this was not a marriage that Henry was particularly enamoured with. The Register records Henry saying, after his first meeting with Anne, “I see no such thing in her, as haith benn shewed me of her and am ashamed that men haith so praesed her as they have dooun, and I like her nott”.

Lee’s Register also contains a contemporary copy of the famous final letter from Thomas Cromwell. Henry blamed Cromwell for organising the marriage with Anne, and with Cromwell’s enemies emboldened by this loss of patronage, he suffered a spectacular fall from grace ending with his execution in July 1540.

In his final letter to Henry, Cromwell sets out all of Henry’s objections to the marriage in graphic detail: “I have felt her belly and her brestes, and therby as I can Judge, she shulde be no mayde, which strake me so to the harte whan I felte them that I hadd nother will nor courrage to procede any further in other matters.

Cromwell signs his letter: “with the hevy hert and trembling hande of your hieghnes most hevye and most miserable Prysoner and pore slave Thomas Crumwell most gracious Prince I crye for mercy mercy mercy.

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Impact of the Black Death: 1349

The Register for Archbishop Zouche contains thousands of entries relating to men becoming clergy in the Diocese at various levels – acolyte being the lowest, priests being the highest.

Archbishop Zouche issued a warning throughout the Diocese in July 1348 (when the Black Death was raging further south) of “great mortalities, pestilences and infections of the air”.

The “Great Mortality”, as it was then known, entered Yorkshire in February 1349, and quickly spread through the Diocese. The clergy were on the front line of the disease, bringing comfort to the dying, hearing final confessions and organising burials. This put them at a greater risk of infection.

It’s no surprise to find that Zouche’s Register shows a massive rise in new clergy over the period – some being recruited before the arrival of plague in a clerical recruitment drive, but many once plague had arrived, replacing those who had been killed by it. In 1346, 111 priests and 337 acolytes were recruited. In 1349, 299 priests and 683 acolytes are named, with 166 priests being created in one session alone in February 1350. Estimates suggest that the death rate of clergy in some parts of the Archdiocese could have been as high as 48 per cent.

The case of Thomas de Whalley: 1280

Thomas de Whalley was the Abbot of Selby Abbey. Selby was visited by Archbishop Wickwane around the 8 January 1280. De Whalley was a known troublemaker, and had actually been removed as Abbot of Selby in 1264.

On this occasion, Wickwane found that de Whalley “does not preach . . . does not teach . . . does not correct faults [in others] . . . never sleeps in the dormitory . . . does not visit the sick . . . is rarely out of bed to hear matins . . . eats meat with laymen in his manor . . . ignores the orders of the holy father and his archbishop . . …has negligent and bad habits and is, overall, incorrigible.

The Visitation also found that de Whalley had managed to lose money by not collecting local taxes due to the monastery; was “noted for incontinence” with two local women – one of whom had apparently borne him a child.

Finally, it was found that de Whalley had procured at great expense the services of one Elyam Fanuelle, a “sorcerer and fortune-teller” in the search for the body of his brother, who had drowned in the river Ouse. Unsurprisingly, de Whalley was excommunicated.

Little more is heard of Thomas de Whalley, save the fact that in 1281 he was reported to have renounced his orders and had, effectively, gone on the run.

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Anglican Communion News Service,  Your daily update from ACNS on Tuesday 1 March 2016

‘An experiment in monastic life’ – apply now for the Community of St Anselm

Posted on: February 15th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By St Anselm Online

Five months ago the Archbishop of Canterbury invited young Christians from around the world to spend a year living in a new monastic-inspired community based at his official residence, Lambeth Palace in London.

Archbishop Justin Welby’s vision for the Community of St Anselm was for young people to follow an intensive pattern of prayer, study and serving local communities that the ancient monastics would have recognised, before taking this experience back into their lives and places of work and ministry.

The community is made up of residential members who live at Lambeth Palace, and non-residential members who commit to the same Rule of Life while continuing in their work or studies in London. Applications to join the Community as a residential member in September are open until the end of February, while non-residential applications will remain open until in mid-April.

The members, who come from many different countries and church denominations, divide their time between prayer and worship, study, and working alongside vulnerable people with local charities in London.

In interviews with the BBC broadcast today, residential members spoke of how they decided to apply and their experience of living in the Community so far.

George Karanja, a 28-year-old theology graduate from Nairobi, Kenya, who is training to be an Anglican priest, said: “I was following the Archbishop of Canterbury on Twitter, and when he welcomed young people to live and study and stay with him in Lambeth Palace, I decided to apply.”

Agnès Vanhems, a 27-year-old Roman Catholic journalist from Lille, France, said: “It was the right time and the right place to give this time to God to talk to me”, and an opportunity to discover “how I can live the Gospel in my professional life.

“What I will keep is if you put God in your heart, everything is possible. Everything can change. It’s really a lesson of life. I think I have more love and more curiosity to discover others, and to love them in their differences.”

Joshua Brocklesby, a 26-year-old former advertising executive from Buckinghamshire, UK, said: “I think a lot of people were surprised, but I think they also understand why I’m doing it. They were really supportive, because they understood it was a chance to grow in a way that we don’t normally get the chance in normal life.”

Interested? Find out more or apply now

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St Anselm Online , February 11, 2016

Orientation videos prepare General Synod attendees

Posted on: February 13th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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General Secretary Michael Thompson appears in a screenshot from the first in a series of orientation videos that will be released on the first and 15th day of each month leading up to General Synod 2016.

General Secretary Michael Thompson appears in a screenshot from the first in a series of orientation videos that will be released on the first and 15th day of each month leading up to General Synod 2016.

Orientation videos prepare General Synod attendees

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The 41st meeting of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, set to take place from July 7-12, 2016 in Richmond Hill, Ont., will bring together hundreds of delegates and spectators from across the country to discuss a range of issues and business affecting the church national.

For seasoned veterans and newcomers alike, the format and subject matter under discussion at the forthcoming General Synod—which is built around the theme “You Are My Witnesses”—may prove daunting. Finding one’s way through the facility and understanding the meeting procedures may present their own challenges.

To help prepare delegates, guests, visitors, observers and media, General Synod Communications is producing a series of 10 orientation videos that will be made available online on the first and 15th day of every month leading up to the meeting.

“Delegates are giving a lot of their time to come to this meeting,” Anglican Video senior producer Lisa Barry said. “A lot of them give [up] their vacation time, and the meeting is so full and the subjects so dense, it’s sometimes difficult for delegates to read up on everything and read the convening circular and be completely ready.

“We hope that these [videos] will help them get a stronger orientation and be more ready to discuss and vote on issues that are ahead … We’re trying to keep them brief and informative, but rich in content.”

Each video gives a brief summary of a different aspect of General Synod, delivered by Anglicans with specific knowledge of the topic. Some focus on theological matters, while others offer background information on General Synod and explain the method and logistics of the upcoming conference.

To ensure the content of the videos is timely and current, Barry has purposefully scheduled production for the months immediately prior to General Synod, filming each segment as their respective hosts stop by for meetings at Church House in Toronto.

“We want to cover things that are actually relevant as they develop,” Barry said.

Videos may be viewed on Anglican.ca and will be released on social media through the Anglican Church of Canada Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The schedule of pre-Synod orientation videos is as follows:

  1. Feb. 1: Overview, welcome, history of General Synod – The Ven. Dr. Michael Thompson, General Secretary
  2. Feb. 15: First-timer special, geared to those who have never attended – Meghan Kilty, Director, Communications
  3. March 1: Tour of facility, logistics, travel – Various
  4. March 15: On the theme “You Are My Witnesses”, a theological reflection and invitation – Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate
  5. April 1: Content segment on The Indigenous Call – National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, Bishop Lydia Mamakwa
  6. April 15: Resolutions and matters before the General Synod– Cynthia Haines-Turner, Deputy Prolocutor of General Synod
  7. May 1: International Guests and Partnerships – Andrea Mann, Director, Global Relations
  8. May 15: Worship at General Synod – The Rev. Martha Tatarnic, Rector, St. George’s Anglican Church in St. Catharines
  9. June 1: General Synod procedures and clickers, provincial caucus, breakout sessions, etc. – The Ven. Alan Perry, Executive Archdeacon, Diocese of Edmonton
  10. June 15: Welcome and self-care, final details – The Rev. Peter Wall, Chair, General Synod Planning Committee

Watch the General Synod orientation videos.

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Anglican Church of Canada, News from General Synod, February 01, 2016