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 the National Executive Council urge the Doctrine and Worship Committee and the Committee on Ministry to study the report on Ministry prepared by the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission as soon as possible after its publication, and report their finding to the General Secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada, and to the Anglican Secretary of the International Commission. CARRIED
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