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Christian Initiation

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Date
1973 May
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 53
Date
1973 May
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 53
Mover
Canon A.D. Brown
Seconder
Archdeacon F.G. Ongley
Prologue
Dr. J.R.H. Dempster introduced the Doctrine and Worship Committee Resolutions on Christian Initiation.
Moved by: Dr. J.R.H. Dempster
Seconded by: Bishop R.K. Maguire
THAT this General Synod,
1. having considered the proposed Order for Holy Baptism, together with its appended forms for the Re-Affirmation of Baptismal Vows and for the Reception of Persons from another Christian Denomination, requests the House of Bishops to give careful pastoral consideration until the next General Synod to the effects on the life of our Church of using this Order, this consideration to include the possibility of authorizing carefully defined trial use as an alternative to the forms of service of Holy Baptism and Confirmation contained in the Book of Common Prayer;
2. and further, that this General Synod intends, and requests the House of Bishops to declare, that where trial use is duly authorized, persons initiated by the said proposed Order of Holy Baptism shall be firmly recognized as members of the Holy Catholic Church and admitted to Holy Communion (unless ineligible for other cause), and that no supplementary act of Christian Initiation shall be deemed necessary.
It was agreed that all motions relating to Christian Initiation be placed before Synod at this time.
Text
Moved by: Chancellor H.R.S. Ryan
Seconded by: Canon A.G. Baker
THAT sub-sections 3. and 4. be added to the motion as follows:
3. That General Synod request the House of Bishops to give, where necessary, dispensation from the last rubric at the end of the order of Service of Confirmation in the Book of Common Prayer;
4. That Christian Initiation be the subject of intensive study, both from the theological and pastoral points of view throughout the Canadian Church;
and that the responsibility for this study, including the provision of materials, and the initiation and support of specific projects for study be entrusted to the Doctrine and Worship Committee;
and that the subject be on the agenda of the next General Synod.
A long and carefully presented debate followed, with speeches from representatives of many groups in both Orders.
The debate concluded at 10:00 p.m.
THAT the motion be put. CARRIED IN BOTH ORDERS
The vote on the original motion, moved by Dr. J.R.H. Dempster, seconded by Bishop R.K. Maguire, including the addition proposed by Chancellor H.R.S. Ryan and Canon A.G. Baker, which had been accepted by the mover and seconder, was then put, and CARRIED IN BOTH ORDERS Act 53
Notes
The session concluded with the Primate calling the members to a period of prayer, followed by the repetition of the Grace in unison.
Subjects
Christian initiation - Anglican Church of Canada
Baptism - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Reception of baptized Christians
Anglican converts
Confirmation - Anglican Church of Canada
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Anglican Church of Canada
Dempster, J.R. Hugh (John Robert Hugh), 1928-2002
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Social Services Bulletins

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official4151
Date
1973 May
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 41
Date
1973 May
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 41
Mover
Archdeacon F.G. Ongley
Seconder
Mr. W.M. Wadley
Text
THAT the Program Committee urgently consider the placing of renewed emphasis on the publication of bulletins reflecting the Church's present insights into current social problems, and improve the methods of distribution not only to the clergy and the Church at large, but also to specific groups and professions whose concerns are dealt with in particular bulletins.
CARRIED IN BOTH ORDERS Act 41
Subjects
Church and social problems - Canada
Social justice - Anglican Church of Canada
Religious newspapers and periodicals - Canada
Religious newspapers and periodicals - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Council for Social Service
Bulletin (Council for Social Service)
Publishers and publishing - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Information resources - Publication and distribution
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