"Compiled in the celebration of the first meeting of the Canadian Bishops Executive Secretaries Together with the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada, Toronto, October 23-26, 1997". -- front cover.
Booklet prepared by Marilyn McGregor Wiseman. -- p. ii.
Contents: Index i.e. Table of Contents -- [Preface] / Marilyn McGregor Wiseman, Diocese of Montreal -- Appetizers -- Soups -- Salads -- Eteceteras -- Entrees -- Desserts.
"This booklet is one of a series dealing with the life and work of the parishes of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada". -- inside front cover.
Contents divided into sections: [Introduction] -- Preface to the Ordination Rites -- The Ordination of a Bishop -- The Ordination of a Priest -- The Ordination of a Deacon -- What Does the Church Mean ? -- Do We Really Mean It ?
List of Associated Parishes brochures on parish life and worship printed on inside back cover.
"Prepublication printing, October 1993". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography: p. 131-137.
"This is a book about gays and gayness in the Anglican Church of Canada. .... Gay men and lesbians have a dispute with the churches, their institutional structures and their leaders. The gay point of view in that controversy has not been made widely available to the heterosexual majority in the Anglican Church of Canada. Much of it therefore, will be a surprise to those who read the following pages. By and large, the gays who are represented in this book love the church and remain loyal to it. At the same time they have a pointed and critical commentary to make on the religious community that nurtured them." -- Intro., p. 1.
Contents: Acknowledgements dated Shalom Hill, Avondale, Hants County, Nova Scotia, October 1993 / V.B.H. Pellegrin -- Foreword / Michael Peers, Archbishop and Primate -- Introduction -- Where we are now : how we got here -- Homophobia and the church -- The biblical tradition and gayness -- Is gayness natural ? -- Agere sequitur esse : to live according to our nature -- Ethical foundations -- The 1979 Guidelines -- The impact of human rights legislation -- Clergy and bishops -- A way forward -- Reference list.
Plastic coil binding.
Author is a priest of the Anglican Church of Canada.
"A contribution to the Anglican-United Church Dialogue by the Bishop of Huron".
Introduction dated "Whitsunday, 1967".
"I have written many pages on many subjects but not task have I found more difficult than this one, attempting to explain Bishops to our United Church neighbours. The job came to me unsought in a request from our Primate, Archbishop H.H. Clark. A Pacific Coast Presbytery had posed some questions and asked for some answers. Our Primate turned to two of us, and I proved to be the only one available at the time. I hasten to say that my answers are personal and unofficial, and my brother-bishops are in no way responsible for them. It is true that I read an early draft of the booklet to them at our autumn meeting in 1966, and they seemed to think that the answers had some merit and might even be worth some circulation. Incidentally they helped me with quite a few suggestions and clarifications. Yet still I alone am responsible for the opinions expressed". -- Intro., p. 3.