Patrick Yu, the Hong Kong-born incumbent of St. Timothy's Anglican Church in Agincourt, Ontario, was elected suffragan bishop in the diocese of Toronto on 7 January 2006. He will be consecrated 25 March 2006. "`It's a significant event, but I also believe that it is important for everyone in the church, particularly its leaders, to be able to go outside of their own cultural envelope and stand beside a person of another culture', he said after the election. `I believe that having been an immigrant and an outsider may give me an advantage in doing that'."
The author celebrated the 35th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on 11 June 2005. In this article he looks back on some of the highlights (joyful and painful) of his ministry as a priest, Bishop of the Diocese of Niagara and Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario. Bishop Bothwell mentions his participation on the 1976 consecration of Desmond Tutu, and his ordination of the first women priests in the Anglican Church of Canada that same year. He attended both the 1978 and 1988 Lambeth Conferences and travelled widely throughout the Communion. He also talks about the challenges of being a bishop, working within the House of Bishops, of the Anglican Church of Canada. "No wonder we have trouble making national decisions as Anglicans, for as the late, beloved Father [Roland] Palmer pointed out 'The Anglican Church of Canada is like a train with 30-plus freight cars called dioceses, and each one has its own set of brakes !" "To me, in a bishop's task, and indeed, in all Christian ministries, the most important thing is not to be successful, nor to make an important personal contribution to God's work. Our first priority now and always, must be to develop much more personal and communal maturity in order to deal with the anger, impatience and negative feelings that are inevitable, especially in times of rapid change. For by God's grace, those feelings must be endured in faithfulness as we seek all together, a deeper understanding of God's Will."
"This booklet is one of a series dealing with the life and work of the parishes of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada". -- inside front cover.
Contents divided into sections: [Introduction] -- Preface to the Ordination Rites -- The Ordination of a Bishop -- The Ordination of a Priest -- The Ordination of a Deacon -- What Does the Church Mean ? -- Do We Really Mean It ?
List of Associated Parishes brochures on parish life and worship printed on inside back cover.
"Prepublication printing, October 1993". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography: p. 131-137.
"This is a book about gays and gayness in the Anglican Church of Canada. .... Gay men and lesbians have a dispute with the churches, their institutional structures and their leaders. The gay point of view in that controversy has not been made widely available to the heterosexual majority in the Anglican Church of Canada. Much of it therefore, will be a surprise to those who read the following pages. By and large, the gays who are represented in this book love the church and remain loyal to it. At the same time they have a pointed and critical commentary to make on the religious community that nurtured them." -- Intro., p. 1.
Contents: Acknowledgements dated Shalom Hill, Avondale, Hants County, Nova Scotia, October 1993 / V.B.H. Pellegrin -- Foreword / Michael Peers, Archbishop and Primate -- Introduction -- Where we are now : how we got here -- Homophobia and the church -- The biblical tradition and gayness -- Is gayness natural ? -- Agere sequitur esse : to live according to our nature -- Ethical foundations -- The 1979 Guidelines -- The impact of human rights legislation -- Clergy and bishops -- A way forward -- Reference list.
Plastic coil binding.
Author is a priest of the Anglican Church of Canada.
"In this little volume, therefore, I describe "two simple paradigms of Christian faith. One of them summarizes traditional orthodoxy, described here as old-time religion. The other, under the title risky faith, outlines the same fundamental truth in a manner that I believe communicates more effectively with a secular-minded people today and provides a lifestyle more appropriate to the modern age". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface dated Burlington, Ontario, Autumn 1993 -- Two Styles of Faith -- Our Changing Mission -- Four Temptations -- Can Christian Communities Change ? -- Can Bishops Change ? -- Sex, Marriage, and Family -- A Secret Formula -- Challenge and Response -- Our Prevailing Sin ? -- Anglican Caterpillars -- Three Mysteries -- Apocalypse Now ? -- Epilogue.
Author is the former Bishop of Niagara and Metropolitan of Ontario.
William Carpenter Bompas (1834-1906) was ordained Deacon 1859, Priest 1865. Curate in Lincolnshire, England, 1859-1863. CMS Missionary in Yukon, 1866-1874; Bishop of Athabasca (First), 1874-1884; Bishop of MacKenzie River (First), 1884-1891; Bishop of Selkirk (First), 1891-1905. He married Charlotte Selina Cox (1830-1918) in May 1874.
Scope and Content
Reel 1 - Microfilm consists of correspondence between W.C. Bompas and H.A. Naylor; W.C. Bompas and R.J. Bowen; and Mrs. C.S. Bompas and the Rev. and Mrs. H.A. Naylor.
Finding aid available. See Microfilm collections - Diocese of Montreal.