"That this General Synod direct the Doctrine and Worship Committee, in consultation with the House of Bishops, to prepare an Ordinal for alternate use, study and comment in the Anglican Church of Canada, and to bring it to General Synod for discussion and appropriate action in 1980."
"That the Nominating Committee be asked to make nominations to comply with this Act of Synod." CARRIED
"That the service entitled 'Commitment and Commissioning' be referred back to the Doctrine and Worship Committee for further study and work and after consultation with the House of Bishops be published for experimental use where authorized by the Bishop."
"That the tree members of this House who are members of the Committee on Doctrine and Worship provide liaison between the Doctrine and Worship Committee and this House concerning Act. No. 72." CARRIED
That Part VI of Canon XXVII be amended by adding the following to become a new Section Numbered 7:
"Persons Serving in or Attached to the Canadian Armed Forces
(A) This section applies to a person enrolled in the Canadian forces who is serving in the regular forces or who is a member of the reserve force on continuous duty with the regular forces, or a person who, in accordance with the National Defence Act, accompanies the Canadian Forces, and the dependents of all such persons.
(B) A person described in (A) of this section may make an application under Part III or Part IV of this Canon by forwarding his application to the Anglican Chaplain responsible for his pastoral care.
(C) On receipt of an application mentioned in (B) from a person who is residing in Canada, the Chaplain shall forward the application to the Bishop of the Diocese in which the applicant is resident.
(D) If the applicant is a person serving or residing outside Canada, the Chaplain shall forward the application to the Bishop Ordinary or the Canadian Forces for action.
(E) Nothing herein contained shall prevent the making of an application by such a person in the manner prescribed by Part III or Part IV." CARRIED in both Houses nem con.
In response to the letter from the General Secretary, this House approves the proposal that would make provision for the transfer of clergy employed at the National Office to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Primate. CARRIED 10-2-82
It was agreed that the Committee on Organization be asked to study the many factors involved, recognizing that there must be a clear line of accountability. It was agreed, also, that the Organization Committee be asked to study the matter of transference of Diocesan titles.
Concern was raised regarding the House of Bishops' List. The Primate reported that the Rev. R. Johns is working on this and that he is to report to the Organization Committee and the House of Bishops.
The General Secretary noted that retired Bishops are, by Canon, now accountable to the Bishop in whose Diocese they reside.
That this General Synod supports the work of our Military Chaplains, and recognizes the challenge of this ecumenical ministry and the need to provide young, well-trained priests for the Chaplaincy Service of the Canadian Armed Forces. CARRIED in both Houses.
That this General Synod recognizes with gratitude the splendid contribution made by the officers and men of our Armed Forces in the first 100 years of our national life, and expresses its deep appreciation to all personnel serving at the present time for their devotion to duty and for the exemplary manner in which they conduct themselves at home and abroad. CARRIED in both Houses.
That this General Synod pay special tribute to the wives and families of servicemen who, because of the demands of military life, must often adjust to periods of separation and assures them of our concern and prayers. CARRIED in both Houses.
Bishop Hollis reported that the subject of Bishops Continuing Education Seminars at the next meeting will deal with biological issues, rational suicide, etc. It was his opinion that four or five sessions would be necessary.
That Wednesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons be set aside for Continuing Education. CARRIED
Moved by Bishop Short, seconded by Archbishop Crabb,
That Wednesday evening be scheduled at the next meeting as a free evening. CARRIED
That the House ask Bishop Lawrence and Bishop Hatfield to bring the concerns of the House of Bishops on the deployment of ordained women to the Committee on Ministry, assemble facts and data available, and report back to the House at the May, 1981 meeting. CARRIED