Bishop Short, David Carter and Bishop Berry presented the report of the Doctrine and Worship Committee.
Bishop Short, in reviewing the report, made special note of the service entitled "The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage" which will be presented to General Synod for approval and publication. It is hoped that a Eucharistic Liturgy will be ready for use and presentation to the 1979/1980 General Synod.
Bishop Short mentioned that the idea of a new Prayer Book for Canada has been discussed at the last meeting of the Doctrine and Worship Committee but stated that no action had been taken. After a brief discussion Bishop Berry gave notice of motion to come later in the meeting.
It was noted that the booklet "Christian Initiation" did not readily identify its sponsors and a request was made that this be corrected.
David Holeton of Vancouver has been working with the Rev. W. Crockett on a revised three-year cycle Lectionary. It was requested that a check be made to see that the Old Testament is properly covered and possibly a section be inserted for family prayer.
That the report of the Doctrine and Worship Committee be received. CARRIED
"That the Holy Week Services, together with a Service of Renewal of Commitment to Priestly Service annexed to the Maundy Thursday Service be approved for publication in the Canadian Anglican Liturgical Series after further consultation with the House of Bishops."
Bishop Snowden read a letter from the Secretary of the Committee on Doctrine and Worship, addressed to Bishop Nock, requesting guidance relating to:
- Service of Renewal and Commitment
- Blessing of Oils
- Reserved Sacrament on Good Friday
Bishop Berry introduced Act 60.
That this House approve the inclusion of Deacons and Bishops in the Re-Affirmation Service, and
That this Service be printed separately from the Maundy Thursday Rite. CARRIED
The Doctrine and Worship Committee was requested to include a rubric or preface with the Service.
That in the Good Friday Service the present section headed, "The Holy Communion" be deleted.
Moved by Archbishop Garnsworthy, seconded by Bishop Snowden,
That this Motion be tabled. CARRIED
Moved by Bishop Hambidge, seconded by Bishop Read,
That the Motion on the Good Friday Service be lifted from the table. CARRIED
That the Motion be withdrawn and the area of concern be referred to the Doctrine and Worship Committee for further discussion in the light of the discussion of the House of Bishops, and report back to the May, 1981 meeting. CARRIED
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Following a brief commentary by Bishop Short, it was
That the Holy Eucharist, An Alternative Canadian Use herewith submitted as Canadian Anglican Liturgical Series #4, be approved as an alternative form to the Book of Common Prayer service.
An amendment to the motion was
Moved by: The Rev. Canon E.R. Fairweather
Seconded by: The Rev. Canon R.E. Ivany
That, following the words, 'Canadian Anglican Liturgical Series #4', the words, 'and the Second Service of the Episcopal Church and the Third Service of the Church of England', be inserted.
The Mover and Seconder of the original motion agreed to accept the amendment as part of the motion.
Moved by: The Rt. Rev. M.L. Goodman
That the motion be tabled.
As there was no Seconder to the motion, it was not accepted.
A second amendment to this motion was
Moved by: The Rev. J. Hattersley
Seconded by: Miss Betty C. Graham
That the word "approved" be deleted, and the word "commended" be inserted in its place.
The Mover and Seconder agreed to this amendment. The motion will now read:
That the Holy Eucharist, An Alternative Canadian Use herewith submitted as Canadian Anglican Liturgical Series #4, and the Second Service of the Episcopal Church and the Third Service of the Church of England, be commended as alternative forms to the Book of Common Prayer service.
Produced by the Doctrine and Worship Committee of General Synod. -- verso of t.-p.
Contents: Preface to the Ordination rites -- The Ordination of a Bishop -- The Ordination of a Priest -- The Ordination of a Deacon -- Appendix I: Lectionary -- Appendix II: Ordination Litany -- Appendix III: Ordination Hymns -- Appendix IV: Further Directions.
Four page insert (1-4) included with September 2020 issue of Anglican Journal. Colour insert with seven (7) individual articles indexed separately.
"The election of a new primate [the Most Rev. Linda Nicholls] and the establishment of a self-determining Indigenous Anglican church were only some of the highlights of the 42nd General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, which met July 10-16 in Vancouver. In these seven days, General Synod took concrete steps in helping realize the dream of a fully self-determining Anglican Church of Canada and advance reconciliation. It affirmed the creation of the Jubilee Commission, tasked with finding 'just, sustainable and equitable' ways of funding the Indigenous church. Synod also approved the creation of a permanent committee to carry on the work of the Primate's Commission on Discovery, Reconciliation and Justice, established in 2013. And, in a speech that brought many members of General Synod to their feet, outgoing Primate Archbishop Fred Hiltz apologized, on behalf of the church, for the spiritual harm it had historically inflicted on Indigenous peoples". "A vote to replace the 'Book of Common Prayer's' existing prayer for the conversion of the Jews with a new prayer for reconciliation with them -- written in consultation with the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus, and approved by the Prayer Book Society of Canada (PBSC) -- passed its first reading". "The same day, General Synod signed on to and endorsed 'A Common Word', a letter inviting Christians and Muslims to dialogue". A resolution of sorts was reached on the often painful discussion of same-sex marriage, with the House of Bishops recommending dioceses make their own decisions on the matter in the wake of a vote against changing the marriage canon. There were also votes urging the church to adopt new ecological practices, the approval of new liturgical texts, and much more -- all of it made possible by the donations of Anglicans like you".