Anglicanism


Why we do what we do – the Anglican Communion



Why we do what we do – the Anglican Communion

What is the Anglican Communion? The Anglican Communion is one of the world’s largest Christian communities. It has tens of millions of members in more than 165 countries around the globe. Anglicanism is one of the traditions or expressions of Christian faith. Others include Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran and Baptist. The Communion is organised […]

General Synod meets in July 2019



General Synod meets in July 2019

Did you know that beyond the highly visible issues being considered at General Synod this year are many more less visible but significant ones? Some of these are the resulting reports from the enormous body of work done over several years in many areas of church life. Response to the “Iona Report” is progress towards […]

The problem with plastic



The problem with plastic

The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada in 2019 will consider a motion to encourage Anglicans across the country to both curtail purchase of and, reduce reliance on, single use plastics. The proposed motion includes developing resources to assist local efforts to those ends. Plastic products are produced from oil, a non-renewable resource. […]

Season of Creation 2019



Season of Creation 2019

Are you concerned about the environment? Climate change? Caring for God’s good earth? You should be! The Season of Creation is now recognized by Christians worldwide, highlighting our stewardship responsibility to protect God’s most precious gifts. The Five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion (#5) and the Anglican Church of Canada’s Baptismal Covenant, name […]

The ministry of deacon: servant ministry of the whole church



The ministry of deacon: servant ministry of the whole church

The Anglican Church officially recognizes three orders of ministry: bishop, priest and deacon. These “ordered” ministries each have their own function and character. Bishops are called to be the “overseer” in the diocese. Priests are called to “sacramental, preaching and teaching” ministries. Deacons are called to personify the servant church in the secular world. Perhaps […]

Do I Have to Kneel? – info about Anglican customs



Do I Have to Kneel? – info about Anglican customs

Approximately 30 people gathered at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, January 27th to hear the answer to the question “Do I Have to Kneel?” The afternoon session, which was something of an Anglican primer, included presentations by Hank Williams, Cheryl Jacobs and Dean Geoffrey Hall and was hosted by the Christian Formation committee. The first […]

The Anglican Church and Henry VIII – Hughson



The Anglican Church and Henry VIII – Hughson

Thanks to Carol Brandor for recently drawing to our attention a 1922 paper written by Episcopal priest S.C. Hughson.  Misinformation on the role of the English king has been widespread over the decades and centuries. ONE does not ordinarily go to the secular press for arguments on religious subjects, but one of the best points […]