"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
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.
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
That this General Synod in stressing the sacredness of Marriage and the sanctity of home life, is seriously concerned to make more effective the pastoral ministry of bishops and priests in their desire to approach the vexed problems relating to marriage, the building up of a healthy home life, and the stability of social conditions in every community. CARRIED in both Houses.
Regrets for non-attendance were received from the Bishop of Ottawa (Reed); the Bishop of Toronto (Wilkinson); the Bishop of Newfoundland (Meaden); and from Archbishop Carrington; Archbishop Barfoot; Bishop Sovereign; Bishop Ragg; Bishop M. Coleman.
That we express our regrets to the Bishops of Toronto and Ottawa on their illness; wishing both a speedy recovery.
The Secretaries were instructed to send the greetings of the House to other absent members as well.
The Archbishop of British Columbia was granted suspension of the rules of order to express the gratitude of the House of Bishops to His Grace, the Primate, for the ability, graciousness and dignity with which he had carried out his responsibilities as Primate of the host Church in the recent Anglican Congress in Toronto (August 13th - 23rd) .
"That this House of Bishops heartily congratulates His Grace, the Primate, on his outstanding contribution towards the success and happiness of the recent Anglican Congress, and reassures him of its respectful and affectionate regard, and of its continuous prayerful remembrance of him." CARRIED by standing vote
The Archbishop of British Columbia proceeded to express the grateful thanks of the House to the Bishop of Toronto (Wilkinson); his Bishop Coadjutor (Snell) and Suffragan Bishop (Hunt) and all their associates for so successfully and happily making the many and varied arrangements for the recent Anglican Congress. Referring to the impressive attendance and the near perfection of the Congress arrangements, His Grace paid tribute to the superb gifts of leadership and organization shown by Bishop Wilkinson, and the truly wonderful response in co-operation and hospitality shown by Torontonians.
"That this House places on record its most grateful appreciation of the splendid arrangements made by the Bishop of Toronto, the Bishop Coadjutor, the Bishop Suffragan and their associates, and particularly for their varied and generous hospitality."
The Secretaries agreed to send this Message to Bishop Wilkinson.
8. Letters from the Provincial Synod of Canada (Archdeacon Marston) and the General Synod (Archdeacon Maddocks) forwarding resolutions requesting permission for the Liturgical use of the New English Bible."
The provincial Synod Resolution:
"Be it resolved that we respectfully petition the House of Bishops to give consideration to authorizing the liturgical use of the New English Bible."
The General Synod Resolution (sponsored by Brigadier A.E.M. Bell Irving) and referred by General Synod to the House of Bishops:
"Be it resolved that this General Synod calls to the attention of the Prayer Book revision committee the New English Bible recently published, and suggests that consideration be given by the Committee to the adoption of this translation for all quotations from the New Testament in subsequent editions of the Canadian Book of Common Prayer; and that similar consideration be given in regard to quotations from the Old Testament as and when the Old Testament of the New English Bible becomes available."
"That the subject of the liturgical use of the New English Bible, as proposed by the Provincial Synod of Canada and Brigadier A.E.M. Bell Irving, in his resolution presented to General Synod in 1962, and referred by it to the House of Bishops; and the related question of the use in statutory services of the revised Standard Version and other Versions and paraphrases of the Bible, be referred to a Committee of the House of Bishops to be named by the Primate, for study and report through the Upper House, to the next session of General Synod.
The Primate later named this Committee on Liturgical use of Versions of Scripture: the Bishop of Kootenay (Convenor) the Bishop of Montreal and the Assistant Bishop of Newfoundland.