A lengthy discussion took place regarding the penitential aspect of the Rite.
That this House requests the Doctrine and Worship Committee to ensure that the Third Canadian Eucharistic Rite be so arranged and/or designed that the Order of Service flow with fewer optional sections, that Eucharistic Prayer I be incorporated, and that alternate Eucharistic prayers, intercessions, the optional sections, be provided as an appendix. CARRIED
Bishop Goodman, Bishop K. Clarke and Bishop Peers presented the report of the ad hoc Committee on Guidelines on Bishops.
That the Report be received. CARRIED #8-11-81
[Text of Guidelines is contained in Appendix B to House of Bishops Minute "Guidelines on Bishops" from 1981 May 4-8. See pages 6-7 of hardcopy. No hard copy of Guidelines attached to November 1981 House of Bishops Minutes.]
Bishop Nock reviewed the Report of the House of Bishops to General Synod. It was noted that items one through seven of the section on Christian Initiation were only received, not adopted by the House, and that number 7 concerning the laying-on-of-hands should be clarified. It was agreed that the statement should be reiterated, on occasion, that it has been agreed by the House that no Bishop would act to the contrary since the House of Bishops has specifically come to an agreement on the subject.
It was reported that the Task Force which is working on Guidelines for Bishops is finding it difficult to complete its work. The suggestion was made that the retired Bishop of Calgary be asked to continue the work on the Guidelines for Bishops.
That the retired Bishop of Calgary be asked to continue the work on Guidelines for Bishops, and be invited to bring his work to the House for presentation. CARRIED #19-6-83
It was further suggested that, where there is conflict between decisions previously made by the House, those decisions be rescinded, and a further motion passed.
Canada has ten Bishops in these categories at present, and by the time of the Lambeth Conference there will be eleven. According to the formula, Canada will be entitled to send three suffragan, area or assistant bishops to the Lambeth conference in 1988.
That the Primate be asked to write to the Rev. Canon S. Van Culin indicating that the House of Bishops of the Canadian Church feels strongly that all Suffragan, Area and Assistant Bishops should be invited to the Lambeth Conference 1988, and reiterate the decision of September, 1985. CARRIED #5-11-86
That the Metropolitans be directed by the House of Bishops to develop a process by which Suffragans could be invited to the Lambeth Conference and the process be put on the agenda of the next meeting of the House of Bishops. CARRIED #6-11-86
That we ask the National Executive Council to make representations to the Federal Government to include representatives of native peoples in future discussions of the Constitution in particular concerning any proposed amendments. CARRIED