That for this Twenty-fifth Session of this Synod, sub-section 8 of section 28 Part V of the Constitution, (page 26), be suspended, and that for the year 1971 the General Synod Assessment be due and payable on or before September 30, 1971. CARRIED IN BOTH HOUSES
[Recorded as No. 4 in Acts of Synod, p. 66. List of Acts includes actions which are NOT resolutions/acts.]
That this General Synod affirms the significant role in the witness, life and ministry of the Anglican Communion, that can be played by Lambeth Conferences. We assure the bishops, staff and visitors involved in the Conference to be held in 1978, of our prayers for them as they prepare for and take part in that gathering.
We rejoice that the Dioceses of the Canadian Church have been able to share, in some measure, in bearing the burden of the costs of this Conference. We offer to the Archbishop of Canterbury as president of this conference and to Bishop John Howe as its organizing secretary, the assurance of our readiness to support them with every resource of leadership, planning and design available to us. We look forward with hope and joy to the renewal and enrichment of the Anglican Church in its mission throughout the world, which may spring from Lambeth 1978. CARRIED ACT 36
That this General Synod send to Archbishop A.H. O'Neil, Bishop Donald B. Marsh, Mr. George Donald and Mr. Gunnar Wahlstaram, our deep regret that they are prevented through illness from being present and the assurance of our thoughts and prayers and good wishes for recovery and good health. CARRIED IN BOTH HOUSES
[Recorded as No. 18 in Acts of Synod, p. 66. List of Acts includes actions which are NOT resolutions/acts.]
The Prolocutor presented the following Address to Her Majesty the Queen:
"This 27th Assembly of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, being held in the beautiful and historic City of Quebec, sends to Your Majesty as Queen of Canada our deep and abiding affection and loyalty. We are grateful to Almighty God for the blessing of your Christian leadership and presence. We pray that those who are set in authority over us may be strengthened and enriched as so be enabled to secure for all people in Canada Peace, Justice, Personal Dignity, and Christian Love.
The Deputy Prolocutor presented the following address which was adopted by the Synod standing:
"At this 25th Session of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada meeting in Niagara Falls on January 25, 1971, under the Presidency of our Acting Primate, we the Archbishops, Bishops, Clergy and Laity here assembled send to your Majesty our deep and abiding loyalty and affection. We mark with gratitude your recent visit to Canada and in particular the presence of Your Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses the Prince Philip, the Prince of Wales and the Princess Anne at divine service in St. Simon's, Apex Hill, Frobisher Bay in the Diocese of the Arctic. We pray that your Majesty may long reign as the Queen of Canada and we in this General Synod assembled join with our fellow Canadians in gratitude to Almighty God for the Blessings of your Christian leadership and the maintenance of those personal and family virtues which are a particular inspiration to all families in these difficult days. In presenting our humble duty to your Majesty we pray that our heavenly Father may continue to enrich our most gracious Sovereign Lady with the grace of his Holy Spirit.
That the address to Her Majesty be sent to the Queen. CARRIED IN BOTH HOUSES
[Recorded as No. 5 in Acts of Synod, p. 66. List of Acts includes actions which are NOT resolutions/acts.]
The Prolocutor, the Venerable H.St.C. Hilchey, presented the following Address to Her Majesty the Queen:
"Today, August 11th, in the year of grace nineteen hundred and seventy-seven, the twenty-eighth Session of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada has been convened in the city of Calgary, under the presidency of our Primate, Edward W. Scott.
It is the wish of the bishops, clergy, and lay members here assembled to address to Your Majesty a message of loyalty, affection, and admiration.
We give thanks to God for the twenty-five years of Your Majesty's reign. We rejoice that the special events marking your Silver Jubilee have borne eloquent witness to the esteem and respect in which Your Majesty is held, not only by the British people, but by millions throughout the world.
We are grateful for Your Majesty's visits to Canada during the past quarter century, and we ask you to accept our warm thanks for the interest you have always taken in the welfare of our nation.
As the Anglican Church of Canada, and as individuals within it, we shall continue to pray for Your Majesty, and for the members of the Royal Family.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN !
That this Address be forwarded to Her Majesty, the Queen.
The Report of the Administration and Finance Committee was presented by Mr. G.A. Donald. Mr. Donald explained the Report in terms of a graph showing comparative church revenue for the years 1968-72, inclusive.
THAT the Consolidated Financial Statements of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada for the years ended December 31, 1971 and December 31, 1972, with the auditor's reports attached thereto be approved.
CARRIED IN BOTH ORDERS Act 54
After a brief discussion, the tables were received. [CARRIED] Act 55
"1. That the last rubric on page 561 of the said Prayer Book, which reads, 'and there shall none be admitted to the Holy Communion, until such time as he be confirmed, or be ready and desirous to be confirmed', be deleted.
2. That the following rubric be added after the rubrics on page 66 of the said Prayer Book,
'Persons baptized with water in the name of the Holy Trinity may receive the Holy Communion.'"
Moved by: Professor D.C. Masters
Seconded by: Dr. D.H. Gould
That the Memorial be tabled. DEFEATED
Dr. Merriman then requested that a vote be taken on the two sections separately.
"That Resolution, 'Admission to Holy Communion', in its two parts, be referred to the Doctrine and Worship Committee for study, in the light of decisions made during this Synod on Christian Initiation, and a report be submitted to the next session of General Synod." CARRIED
[Recorded as No. 135 in Acts of Synod, p. 72. List of Acts includes actions which are NOT resolutions/acts.]