The Eucharist and coming out of lockdown: A tract for these COVID-19 times

By Christopher Craig Brittain The challenges presented to churches by COVID-19 are numerous. Debates over whether to celebrate the Eucharist during the height of the crisis, and when to resume the sharing of the sacrament as lockdown restrictions are eased, are a case in point. In what follows, I argue that what the church is … Continue reading “The Eucharist and coming out of lockdown: A tract for these COVID-19 times”

Pandemics and evangelism: The martyrs of the plague of Alexandria

By Archbishop Mark MacDonald “Many who had healed others fell victims themselves. The best of our brethren have been taken from us in this manner: some were priests, some were deacons and some laity of great worth. This death, with the faith that accompanied it, appeared to be little inferior to martyrdom itself.” —St. Dionysius, … Continue reading “Pandemics and evangelism: The martyrs of the plague of Alexandria”

Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation in the United States of America issues communiqué

By Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs   The 82nd meeting of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation in the United States of America (ARCUSA) met remotely for three days from April 15-17, 2020, hosted by the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Episcopalians present were the Right Reverend … Continue reading “Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation in the United States of America issues communiqué”

Maundy Thursday – NOT ME!

By Sr. Constance Joanna, SSJD I recently read a delightful and deeply moving book by Sarah Miles, called Take this Bread. Sarah is an American journalist who loved cooking for lots of people, worked in restaurants as an assistant cook doing the jo jobs, and eventually became deeply involved with revolutions around the world, including … Continue reading “Maundy Thursday – NOT ME!”

Deferment of Loan Payments Available

The Anglican Foundation of Canada understands that the evolving situation concerning COVID-19 is having a financial impact on parishes across the country. In response, AFC has given the option to parishes who have an outstanding loan to defer their loan payments for 1 to 6 months from April 1 to September 30, 2020. These are … Continue reading “Deferment of Loan Payments Available”