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The Baptism Project : Eugene Fairweather's contribution to the `Book of Alternative Services' or how ERF saved both the baby and the bath water

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article30637
Author
Holeton, David R. (David Ralph), 1948-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Liturgy Canada
Date
2003 June
Author
Holeton, David R. (David Ralph), 1948-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Liturgy Canada
Date
2003 June
Volume
10
Issue
1
Page
1-8, passim
Notes
This entire issue, which is inset into vol. 9 no. 4 (Pentecost 2003) is here presented as "a theological contribution to The Baptism Project, LC's [i.e. Liturgy Canada's] attempt to foster dialogue about the process of Christian Initiation. Dr. Holeton offers an extensive and, we believe, very important historical account of Fr. Fairweather's significant contribution both the BAS and, even more importantly, to a renewed understanding of the theologically necessary link between Baptism and Eucharistic fellowship." -- From Editorial by John Hodgins to vol. 9 no. 4 (Pentecost 2003), p. 3.
"Eugene Fairweather's contributions to the work of the national Doctrine and Worship Committee (D&W) and to the Book of Alternative Services (BAS) lay primarily in two areas: unmuddling the impasse between the House of Bishops (HoB) and D&W in the work towards new rites of Christian Initiation and drafting the rites of Ordination" (p. 1).
The article is a concise and penetrating analysis of the development of the "new" theology of baptism and Christian initiation (including the issue of admission to Communion) which took place in Canada between 1969 and 1985. It focuses on the controversy and conflict between the Doctrine and Worship Committee (and its sub-committees and task forces) and the House of Bishops. Fairweather's pastoral, political and theological contributions are described, especially his crucial report delivered to the October 1981 [* See paragraph below] meeting of the Joint Task Force on Christian Initiation entitled "Christian Initiation : our Present Situation" which included "A Modest Proposal" and set out seven key principles about baptism and Christian initiation.
*N.B. A typo, two thirds of the way down the second column on page 4, says October 1982 instead of 1981. Footnotes 12-14 on page 8 confirm that the report was in fact presented in October 1981
Subjects
Fairweather, Eugene R. (Eugene Rathbone), 1920-2002
Christian initiation - Anglican Church of Canada
Baptism - Anglican Church of Canada
Baptism (Liturgy) - Anglican Church of Canada
Confirmation - Anglican Church of Canada
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Book of Alternative Services
Liturgical renewal - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Doctrine and Worship Committee
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
Chrism - Anglican Church of Canada
Holy oils - Anglican Church of Canada
Ordination - Anglican Church of Canada
Ordinals (Liturgical books) - Anglican Church of Canada
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Christian Initiation

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official4166
Date
1973 May
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 60
Date
1973 May
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 60
Mover
Bishop M.L. Goodman
Seconder
Dean D.J. Carter
Prologue
Moved by: Mr. P.J. Andrewes
Seconded by: Canon J. Jeffries
THAT General Synod request the House of Bishops in considering the proposed Order for Holy Baptism to retain as mandatory the actual, or symbolic (through chrism), laying on of hands by the Bishop.
Motion to refer was
Text
THAT this motion be referred back to the House of Bishops in consultation with the Doctrine and Worship Committee for further study.
CARRIED IN BOTH ORDERS Act 60
Subjects
Baptism - Anglican Church of Canada
Chrism - Anglican Church of Canada
Imposition of hands - Anglican Church of Canada
Christian initiation - Anglican Church of Canada
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Christian Initiation - Affirmations

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official7457
Date
1977 August 5-9
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1977 August 5-9
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Goodman
Seconder
Bishop Hatfield
Text
"That we ask the Agenda Committee to arrange at the earliest possible convenient time a discussion period to consider the following:
a) Is Episcopal laying-on-of-hands necessary ?
b) Can there be a delegation of Episcopal laying-on-of-hands ?
c) Can chrism be used?" CARRIED
Notes
It was agreed that a statement re the laying-on-of-hands in the initiatory rite be made.
Subjects
Christian initiation - Anglican Church of Canada
Baptism - Anglican Church of Canada
Chrism - Anglican Church of Canada
Imposition of hands - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Agenda
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(xviii) Christian Initiation

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8451
Date
1972 December 4-8
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1972 December 4-8
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Gartrell (British Columbia)
Seconder
Bishop Frame (Yukon)
Prologue
Moved by: Bishop Arnold (Suffragan Bishop of Nova Scotia)
Seconded by: Bishop Frame (Yukon)
The House recommends to the Committee on Doctrine and Worship that in all Baptisms at which the Bishop is not the officiant, Chrism be used.
Text
"That the motion making the use of Chrism compulsory in the absence of the Bishop, be tabled." CARRIED
Subjects
Christian initiation - Anglican Church of Canada
Chrism - Anglican Church of Canada
Baptism - Anglican Church of Canada
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