Skip header and navigation

Refine By

   MORE

38 records – page 1 of 4.

Amendment to Canon XIV

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official773
Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 126
Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 126
Mover
Rev. J.A.J. Cowan
Seconder
Ven. A.R. Reed
Text
That First Reading be given that Canon XIV be amended by adding thereto the following:
5) Third Collect for Good Friday
The Third Collect for Good Friday is to be deleted from use and from further printings of the Book of Common Prayer.
Amendment
Moved by: Mrs. D. Busby
Seconded by: Mrs. A. Wainwright
That this resolution end at the word "use".
The assessors ruled that this amendment was "out of order".
The resolution was put and CARRIED ON FIRST READING Act 126
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XIV
Antisemitism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Book of Common Prayer
Good Friday - Anglican Church of Canada - Liturgy
Third Collect for Good Friday
Collects - Anglican Church of Canada
Less detail

Amendment to Canon XIV - Third Collect for Good Friday

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1867
Date
1992 June 18-26
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 39
Date
1992 June 18-26
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 39
Mover
Rev. J. Cowan
Seconder
Rt. Rev. B. Curtis
Text
That Second Reading be given that Canon XIV be amended by adding thereto the following:
5) Third Collect for Good Friday
The Third Collect for Good Friday is to be deleted from use and from further printings of the Book of Common Prayer. CARRIED in all Orders on Second Reading Act 39.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Book of Common Prayer
Good Friday - Anglican Church of Canada - Liturgy
Antisemitism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Christianity and antisemitism - Anglican Church of Canada
Third Collect for Good Friday
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XIV
Less detail

Anglican Primate Responds to CJC Statement

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1624
Date
1990 April 12
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1990 April 12
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Toronto -- Anglican Archbishop Michael Peers, Primate of Canada, today expressed his disappointment that the Canadian Jewish Congress has issued a statement attacking his recent pastoral letter, sent last month to Anglican clergy.
Archbishop Peers recently toured the Middle East as part of a delegation of Canadian church leaders. The group met with Jews, Palestinians, and Israeli government officials.
The pastoral letter dealt with three issues: Christian unity in the Middle East; Christian-Jewish history; and the human rights of Palestinians, especially in the occupied territories.
Archbishop Peers said he regrets the fact that his letter has been misunderstood as an attack on the Jewish people. In fact, he notes, a major section of the letter reviewed the "unfortunate and at times tragic" history of Christian Jewish relations, and called for "repentance about the history of Christian anti-semitism." It reminds clergy of the importance, especially during Holy Week, of avoiding any reference that might suggest anti-Jewish feelings.
The letter does not attempt to deal with the Arab-Israeli conflict, nor with Jewish experience, nor with the history of Israel. Enclosed with the letter was a "Prayer from Jerusalem", written by the heads of churches in Jerusalem, and commended to Canadian Christians at their request.
"We value the relationships we have built between the Anglican and Jewish communities over the years," Archbishop Peers said. "These have resulted in significant changes in our teaching and liturgy. We need continued dialogue and openness over matters in which there are sincerely held differences of opinion."
EXCERPTS FROM THE PASTORAL LETTER
Christian Unity
The holy sites which testify to [Jesus'] ministry and sacrifice also testify to the continuing disunity of Christians after two thousand years.
On every site you find at least two altars, sometimes two churches (sometimes three!). Catholic, Orthodox, Armenian and Protestant monuments situate themselves side by side in almost every place. Sometimes, to my eyes, they seemed to jostle and compete, though I tried hard to look at them as offering a united witness.
...in Cyprus, we saw concrete proof that the desire for unity is genuine. For the first time in 1500 years the leaders and representatives of the four "families" of churches in the Middle East gathered together to confront the issues that divide them and the region. It is, as the world knows, one of the most bitterly divided regions on earth. Christians, Muslims and Jews all have a special responsibility for the people who live there and for the future of peace in the area.
The Occupied Territories
...Christians in the Middle East are almost entirely Arabs. In Israel/Palestine the Church is made up largely of Palestinian congregations. From the time of Christ to the present they are the people who have borne continuing witness to the Gospel in the land of its origin. Now, through our churches, they are appealing to us to hear them, to see them, and to pray for them.
They have written a prayer which we are asked to offer in public worship on April 8...
Christian-Jewish History
The history of relations between Christians and Jews has been unfortunate and at times tragic. The earliest stages of it, in apostolic times, were characterised by Jewish objections to Christian preaching and ministry. Because these were the times in which the New Testament was being formed, echoes of anti-Jewish attitudes are discernable in the Scriptures, and later contributed in forming the basis of Christian feeling toward Jews in different times and circumstances when the power relationships were completely reversed.
In my mind there is no doubt that anti-Jewish sentiments in the Church laid the social and cultural groundwork for economic and political action against Jewish people from expulsion of Jews from England and Spain, for example, to the pogroms of the 19th century and, ultimately, the Holocaust in Europe. Jews today rightly point to the relative silence of Christians during that period of their suffering, and condemn us for selective indignation when we look critically at some of the complex issues in the Middle East.
I believe we must engage in acts of repentance about the history of Christian anti-semitism. I do not think we may deny it, avoid it, or justify it. Broken relationships can only be reconciled when there is a willingness and honesty to confront both pain and responsibility.
Palestinian Human Rights
One of the false stereotypes many of us have is that of the Palestinian people. They are frequently portrayed to us as terrorists. While terrorist acts have been committed in the Palestinian cause, it is a distortion when applied to the people as a whole. Those who live in the occupied territories do so, for the most part, in misery and oppression. They suffer daily assaults upon their dignity and freedom, and I believe we must not allow our sense of guilt toward Jews to silence us in the face of the reality of the Palestinians.
As Christians, we are called to solidarity with all who suffer. When they also happen to be our brothers and sisters in Christ, who have borne witness to the Gospel in the land where Jesus died and rose again, we have a double responsibility. That is why Holy Week and Easter this year will be particularly important to me. When I walk the way of the Cross next month symbolically in a Church in Canada, I will be seeing the faces of the Christians I met in the Holy Land, and I will be praying for peace and unity for them and for all the peoples of the region.
Notes
For further information, contact: Doug Tindal, Director of Communications, (416) 924-9192 (bus.), (416) 335-8349 (res.)
Subjects
Canadian Jewish Congress
Christianity and other religions - Judaism - Anglican Church of Canada
Christianity and other religions - Judaism - Canada
Peers, Michael G. (Michael Geoffrey), 1934-
Antisemitism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Christianity and antisemitism - Anglican Church of Canada
Palestinian Arabs - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Israel - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Peace - Middle East
Christian union - Israel
Human rights - Middle East
Less detail

Canadian Council of Churches Statement on Anti-Semitism (Appendix F of Report #033-17-03-11) (attached as Appendix "D")

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8411
Date
2003 November 7-9
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 20-11-03
Date
2003 November 7-9
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 20-11-03
Mover
Rev. Alan Perry
Seconder
Bishop Ann Tottenham
Text
That the Council of General Synod approve the draft statement of the Canadian Council of Churches on anti-Semitism. CARRIED #20-11-03
Notes
APPENDIX "D"
Draft CCC Statement on anti-Semitism
An open letter from the Canadian Council of Churches, to the Churches of Canada, the Jewish Community in Canada, and to all people of good will.
The Canadian Council of Churches is an Ecumenical forum of twenty denominations including the Anglican, Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic communions.
In this letter, we are addressing one situation only, which is a Canadian one. While we recognize that there are other serious situations here in Canada and throughout the world which demand the faithful attention of all people of good will, we have become profoundly concerned and deeply dismayed by the alarming increase of antisemitism in Canada. This antisemitism has taken many forms, including violence against Jewish persons -- simply because of their ethnic or religious background, and the desecration of Holy places and cemeteries. We have become alerted to this resurgent evil through our own witness, through the media, and through the testimony of others, including members of the Judiciary of the Court of Appeal of Ontario and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
We the representatives of the vast majority of Christian churches in Canada are fully aware of and deeply grateful for the Jewish roots of our faith traditions. In the Epistle to the Romans, Chapter 11, verses 17 and 18, St. Paul wrote,
"You Gentiles are like a branch of a wild olive tree that were made to be a part of a cultivated olive tree ... you enjoy the blessings that come from being part of that cultivated tree ... Just remember that you are not supporting the roots of that tree. Its roots are supporting you." (Contemporary English Version)
Therefore we would declare our unqualified gratitude for the gifts of the Jewish people to world civilization in general and Canadian society in particular.
We acknowledge with sadness and regret, and with no little shame, the historic burden of persecution which Jews have borne throughout western history, a burden all too often inflicted by Christians, who have maligned Jesus' own people in Jesus' name.
We challenge all the churches, parishes, congregations and members of our forum to find ways and means to expose and eradicate antisemitism within and from Canadian society.
We must not be silent.
We urge all Canadians, within our forum community and beyond, to exercise the greatest diligence on behalf of our Jewish friends and neighbours, that when they come under attack, and their sacred places desecrated, that they find true solidarity in establishing security and in redressing wrong.
We invite all our people, where the opportunity exists, to become acquainted with our Jewish brothers and sisters and with their places of worship in communities from coast to coast to coast, celebrating all that we share with our Jewish friends and neighbours, and respecting our differences.
As a Council of Churches, we commit ourselves to demonstrating not only through words but through united action, our determination to confront antisemitism on every front.
This we pledge in the unwavering conviction of the eternal love of Almighty God for all peoples and nations, in the unwavering conviction that we are, Jews and Christians alike, brothers and sisters, children of one God, heirs in faith of Abraham and Sarah.
Subjects
Antisemitism - Canada
Antisemitism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Antisemitism - Religious aspects - Christianity
Canadian Council of Churches
Racism - Canada
Racism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Racism - Religious aspects - Christianity
Less detail

Christians and Seder suppers

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article8492
Author
Flynn, Kevin (Kevin William)
Journal
Liturgy Canada
Date
1991 Epiphany
Author
Flynn, Kevin (Kevin William)
Journal
Liturgy Canada
Date
1991 Epiphany
Volume
[1]
Issue
[1]
Page
9-11
Notes
The author feels that "as well intentioned as these `seders' may have been, there are several reasons why the time for the practice to come to an end is long overdue." The author goes on to discuss Jewish objections, the Christian tendency to celebrate seders on Maundy Thursday and not at the Easter Vigil and other factors. "Participation with Jews in a celebration of the Seder is a wonderfully enriching experience. Christians wishing to overcome some of their ignorance of Judaism could do no better than to talk with Jewish friends about taking part in their Seder. Failing that, involvement in official Jewish-Christian dialogue can lead to celebration of the Seder organized by Jews. Further, a full celebration of the Holy Week rites with sensitive catechesis of the Hebrew Scriptures can help people to a greater appreciation of those things that we continue to share with Jews and where, without superiority or condemnation, we differ. We have a long way to go before we understand and recognize the extent of the anti-Semitism in our tradition. If we cannot do more, at least let us maintain a humble and contrite silence before the Jews during Holy Week and stop abusing their rites".
Subjects
Seder
Passover - Christian observance
Christianity and other religions - Judaism
Judaism - Relations - Christianity
Antisemitism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Holy Week
Less detail

Christians urged to fight antisemitism

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article40992
Author
Swift, Diana
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2011 December
Author
Swift, Diana
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2011 December
Volume
137
Issue
10
Page
2
Notes
"As director of the Christian Friends of Yad Veshem -- Israel's official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust -- Dr. Susanna Kokkonen brings the message of responsibility to Christian audiences". "She spoke in Toronto on Nov. 2 [2011] at Grace Church-on-the-Hill". Kokkonen "educates Christians about the changing face of antisemitism -- Christian-religious, European, social and Nazi-racial -- and stresses the responsibility of silent bystanders. 'Only the onlookers have the power to change things', she said. The Friends organization partners with churches and provides film and educational materials for public events. It also runs training seminars for Christian clergy and community leaders".
Subjects
Antisemitism - Religious aspects - Christianity
Antisemitism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Christian Friends of Yad Veshem
Kokkonen, Susanna
Less detail

Churches condemn anti-semitism

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article31110
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2004 January
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2004 January
Volume
130
Issue
1
Page
9
Notes
Concerned by an "alarming increase of anti-Semtism in Canada", leaders of nine Christian churches including Michael Peers have spoken out.
Subjects
Antisemitism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Antisemitism - Religious aspects - Canadian Council of Churches
Less detail

Communion News: Canada: Synod asked to look again at prayer for conversion of the Jews

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article41431
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2017 December
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2017 December
Issue
147
Page
6
Notes
"Canada's General Synod will be asked to look again at a proposal to remove a prayer for the conversion of the Jews from its Book of Common Prayer. The Synod rejected a similar motion in 2016, but in November [2017], the synod's executive body -- the Council of General Synod (Cogs) -- agreed to put the matter before the Synod once more, when it next meets in 2019. The Bishop of Quebec, Bruce Myers, told a Cogs meeting in November [2017] that 'a lack of context' could be why some Synod members voted against the motion. The Archbishop of Canada, Fred Hiltz, suggested that Cogs should take a lead in inviting the Synod reconsider the matter 'in a way that would be much more thorough in terms of background, contemporary context, and the solemn obligation of the church to be sensitive to dialogue with people of other faiths', the Province said". [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
Third Collect for Good Friday
Good Friday - Anglican Church of Canada - Liturgy
Anglican Church of Canada. Book of Common Prayer
Christianity and antisemitism - Anglican Church of Canada
Antisemitism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (41st : 2016 : Richmond Hill, Ont.) - Resolutions
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (42nd : 2019 : Vancouver, B.C.)
Less detail

Faith groups united against acts of hatred

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article40700
Author
Adams, Neale, 1941-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 May
Author
Adams, Neale, 1941-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 May
Volume
143
Issue
5
Page
1, 10
Notes
"People from many faith met twice early in March [2017] in Vancouver to show support for one another at well-attended public meetings that celebrated diversity and took a stand against acts of hatred. Both gatherings were in reaction to concerns about an upsurge in anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and other forms of social conflict that seem to have accompanied the inauguration of the Trump administration in the United States" (p. 1). "Anglicans were involved in sponsoring both gatherings. The first took place March 7 [2017] at Vancouver's Or Shalom Synagogue" (p. 1). It was sponsored by the diocese of New Westminster and speakers included Bishop Melissa Skelton and Rabbi Adam Stein. The second event was "followed two days later by a presentation at St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church -- involving a rabbi [Laura Kaplan], an imam [Mohammad Shujaath Ali Nadwi] and a bishop [Michael Ingham] -- entitled 'Hope Amidst the Politics of Fear: Conversations for Creative Resistance'. This event was organized by St. Andrew's and Christ Church Cathedral" (p. 1). Bishop Michael Ingham's "talk focused on the theology of hope. Ingham said that biblical hope is neither passive optimism nor unrealistic wishful thinking" (p. 10).
Subjects
Antisemitism - Canada
Antisemitism - United States
Antisemitism - Religious aspects
Antisemitism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Islamophobia - Canada
Islamophobia - United States
Islamophobia - Religious aspects
Islamophobia - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Trump, Donald (Donald John), 1946-
Christianity and other religions - Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Skelton, Melissa (Melissa Maxine), 1951-
Ingham, Michael (Michael Colin), 1949-
Kaplan, Laura Duhan
Stein, Adam
Nadwi, Mohammad Shujaath Ali
Less detail

FAITH, WORSHIP, AND MINISTRY #006-16-19-03 - Prayer for Reconciliation with the Jews

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official10710
Date
2019 March 14-17
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 033-03-19
Date
2019 March 14-17
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 033-03-19
Mover
The Rt. Rev. Bruce Myers
Seconder
LCdr the Rev. Beverley Kean-Newhook
Prologue
As this resolution deals with Canon XIV, it will require two readings at two General Synods for it to pass
Text
Be it resolved that this Council of General Synod send the following motion to the General Synod 2019: Be it resolved: That this General Synod give first reading to the addition of the following section to Canon XIV: 5. Prayer number four in “Prayers and Thanksgivings upon Several Occasions” is to be deleted from use and future printings of the Book of Common Prayer and replaced with a prayer entitled “For Reconciliation with the Jews” as follows: O GOD, who didst choose Israel to be thine inheritance: Have mercy upon us and forgive us for violence and wickedness against our brother Jacob; the arrogance of our hearts and minds hath deceived us, and shame hath covered our face. Take away all pride and prejudice in us, and grant that we, together with the people whom thou didst first make thine own, may attain to the fulness of redemption which thou hast promised; to the honour and glory of thy most holy Name. ADOPTED #CoGS 033-03-19
Subjects
Antisemitism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Christianity and antisemitism - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XIV
Less detail

38 records – page 1 of 4.