That, having received through the House of Bishops the request of the General Commission on Church Union for a revision of the present ecclesiastical discipline to permit occasions for reciprocal Inter-communion: this General Synod respectfully requests the Diocesan Bishops of The Anglican Church of Canada to permit Anglicans and members of other Christian Churches to share in Eucharistic practice with the full knowledge and consent of the proper authorities.
Voting proceeded by Orders on the amendment. Clergy, seventy for, thirty-five against. Laity, seventy-seven for, twelve against. Upper House, twenty-four for, ten against. The amendment as amended was then put to the House.
Clergy, eight-two for, twenty-one against. Laity, seventy-eight for, eleven against. Upper House, twenty-five for, nine against. The motion as amended was put to the House.
Clergy, eighty-four for, nineteen against. Laity, seventy-nine for, eleven against. Upper House, twenty-six for, nine against. CARRIED in both Houses.
That in regard to women presently ordained as deaconesses in the Anglican Church of Canada, the Primate be asked to initiate any steps which may be necessary to ensure that those who are so ordered may belong to the diaconate. CARRIED in both Houses.
This is in substitution for Resolution 2, page 264, which was withdrawn by the mover and seconder.
For the purpose of providing equal opportunity and advancement for full-time women workers in the Anglican Church of Canada as well as to provide for the wider employment of their skills and experience, be it resolved:
That facilities be made available through a Central Registry at national church headquarters to secure and provide the necessary information for the employment and deployment of all full-time women workers in the Anglican Church of Canada; and, that information regarding the Central Registry be widely publicized throughout the Anglican Church of Canada. CARRIED in both Houses.
That the Board of Trustees of Canadian Churchman be asked to study the possibility of amalgamating with National Periodicals of other Christian bodies in Canada with a view to creating a general Christian journal for this nation as a whole; to report back to the next meeting of General Synod. CARRIED in both Houses.
Moved by the Rev. Provost Owen, seconded by the Very Rev. Brian W. Whitlow,
That the present Canon on Degrees in Divinity be designated as Part II of Canon XXIV and that a new Part I be enacted.
That the proposal be amended to read as follows: "To repeal Canon XXIV `Degrees in Divinity' (Handbook, p.142) and to enact in its place the proposed Part I (with the deletion of the words `Part I') as the Canon on Theological Education (see p.106)." CARRIED in both Houses.
The proposed Canon was then considered Section by Section.
That the present Canon XXVII be repealed and the Canon XXVIIB as printed in the Convening Circular on Pages 257-284, be enacted in substitution therefor, was put by the Primate and CARRIED in both Houses nem con.
That the Report of the Committee on Ecumenical Affairs be received with the additional words in Section 3, paragraph c, following the words, "Anglican participation in World Refugee Year," "is endorsed by the M.S.C.C. and is". CARRIED in both Houses.
[Paragraph now reads: "Anglican participation in World Refugee year is endorsed by the M.S.C.C. and is jointly sponsored by the Council for Social Service and the Committee on Ecumenical Affairs. In response to an invitation from these bodies, Dr. Leslie Cooke, Associate General Secretary of the W.C.C., and Secretary of the Division of Inter-Church Aid and Service to Refugees, has arranged to attend General Synod and to present the subject of World Refugee Year within the report of the C.S.S."]