That the reports of the Joint Anglican/Roman Catholic Study Commissions on Ministry and The Eucharist be circulated, for information and study, to the United Church and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and to members of the Committee on Union and Joint Mission. CARRIED
That this National Executive Council commends the two statements (Eucharist, Ministry) of the Anglican/Roman Catholic International Commission to the diocesan synods for study and discussion before General Synod '75. CARRIED
THAT this Synod receive the following Memorial from the Diocese of Rupert's Land regarding Anglican-Roman Catholic Agreement on Eucharistic Doctrine and refer it to the Doctrine and Worship Committee and the Inter-Church Relations Committee for information:
`BE IT RESOLVED THAT it is the opinion of the Synod of the Diocese of Rupert's Land that there is nothing in the document entitled "Anglican-Roman Catholic Agreement on the Eucharist 1971" contrary to the beliefs of the Anglican Church of Canada as understood and received by us. It is the hope and prayer of this Synod that our fellow Anglicans, together with the Christians of the Roman Catholic tradition, will find it similarly acceptable so that we may move further forward on the road to unity within the Body of Christ.'
Section II - The Anglican Consultative Council commends to the Churches of the Anglican Communion two questions:
1. Whether the Agreed Statements on Eucharistic Doctrine, Ministry and Ordination, and Authority in the Church (I and II), together with the Elucidations, are consonant in substance with the faith of Anglicans?
2. Whether the final Report offers a sufficient basis for taking the next concrete step towards the reconciliation of our churches grounded in agreement in faith?
That the National Executive Council send the two questions related to the reception of the ARCIC Final Report to diocesan and provincial synods for discussion and expression of opinion, and that time be given on the agenda of General Synod 1983 for discussion and appropriate action. CARRIED
Archbishop Scott amplified Mrs. Bays' report as he explained how the questions were formed, but felt the written material was needed before it should be discussed further.
The Provincial Synod having considered the Plan of Union, is dissatisfied with the statement of Faith and the Doctrine of the Ministry as an adequate expression of the "Faith and Order of the Church" as the Anglican Church of Canada has received them. The Doctrine as outlined in the Plan of Union, moreover, is not compatible with the doctrine contained in the statements on the Eucharist and the Ministry issued by the Anglican/Roman Catholic International Commission.
Therefore this Synod requests the National Executive Council, the Inter-Church Relations Committee, and the Committee on Union and Joint Mission to continue study of the Faith and Order of the Church.
That the above Memorial calling for continued study of the Faith and Order of the Church be commended to the Doctrine and Worship Committee, Inter-Church Relations Committee, and Committee on Union and Joint Mission. CARRIED
That NEC promote wide study of the Agreed Statement on Eucharistic Doctrine produced by the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Committee at its meeting at Windsor in September 1971, that study aids be provided and that Diocesan Synods be encouraged to report their reactions to the General Secretary. CARRIED