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Expression of thanks to the Rev. A.H. O'Neil

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Date
1952 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1952 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Canon L.F. Wilmot
Seconder
Principal Ramsay Armitage
Text
RESOLVED - That the thanks of this Synod be extended to Dr. A.H. O'Neil for his long and untiring service, as Secretary of the Board of Examiners for Degrees in Divinity, and that he be assured of our prayer for God's blessing upon his labours as he undertakes his new duties as General Secretary of the British and Foreign Bible Society in Canada.
Subjects
O'Neil, Alexander Henry, 1907-1997
British and Foreign Bible Society in Canada
Church of England in Canada. Board of of Examiners for Divinity Degrees
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[Report of the Board of Examiners for Divinity Degrees]

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Date
1924 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1924 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Principal Vance
Seconder
Archdeacon Vroom
Text
Resolved, That the Upper House concurring, the Report be adopted and printed.
Report of the Board of Examiners for Divinity Degrees
Since the last Session of the Synod, the Board has met once and its Executive has held six meetings, copies of the Minutes of which have been supplied to each of the associated Universities and Colleges. Twenty-one candidates have passed for the degree of B.D. and nine for the V.P., as compared with twenty-four and six respectively during the preceding triennium. Two candidates have passed for the degree of D.D. The syllabus of studies has been revised and re-issued for the years 1924-29.
After long and careful consideration the Board has agreed that it is expedient that elementary Hebrew be no longer exacted as a pre-requisite for the degree of B.D., provided that candidates who desire to present themselves without Hebrew be required to take an adequate amount of Septuagint Greek as an alternative in the first examination for the degree of B.D.
With reference to the power to be vested in the Primate for the conferring of Divinity Degrees as provided for in the Canon, the Board would draw attention to the fact that since the Canon was drawn up in 1915 the situation has materially changed in respect to the necessity for obtaining such power for the Primate. Of the ten associated colleges only one (the Montreal Diocesan College) is now without power under its charter to grant Divinity Degrees, and the Board of Governors of the Montreal Diocesan College, in view of the fact that this College now stands alone in this regard, will approach the Quebec Legislature at its coming Session with a request for degree-conferring power.
In view of this, and considering the serious difficulties which have thus far made all efforts to secure the proposed power for the Primate inoperative, the Board is of the opinion that there is no longer any necessity to seek for this legislation.
The whole is respectfully submitted for the information of the Synod.
(Sgd.) S.P. Rupert's Land, Chairman
(Sgd.) G. Abbott-Smith, Secretary
Subjects
Church of England in Canada. Board of of Examiners for Divinity Degrees
Theological education - Anglican Church of Canada
Degrees, Academic
Church of England in Canada. General Synod - Degrees
Bachelor of divinity degree
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