Four hundred years ago this month a motley crew of English adventurers came ashore on what is now Baffin Island in the midst of their explorations for a northwest passage to the riches of the Orient. Their purpose? Of all things -- to hold a Church service !
It was the third expedition of Martin Frobisher, and, since one of its purposes was to establish a colony of 100 persons if possible, Frobisher had been instructed,
"That a minister or twoo do go in this jorney to use ministration of devyne service and sacraments, according to ye churche of England."
Therefore, Master Wolfal of the Diocese of Bath and Wells, scholar of King's College, ordained by the Bishop of London in April 1569 got the job -- and found himself on the barren northern shores of our country about to make history by celebrating the first Anglican Holy Eucharist in the New World.
He appears to have done well. Here is what the records tell us,
"Maister Wolfall on Winters Fornace (Baffin Island) preached a godly Sermon, whiche being ended, he celebrated also a Communion vpon the lande, at the partaking whereof, was the Captaine of the Anne Fraunces (Best himself) and manye other Gentlemen & Soldiers, Marrinters & Miners wyth hym. The celebration of diune mistery was ye first signe, seale & confirmation of Christes names death & passion euer knowen in all these quarters."
The service itself would have been taken from the Prayer Book of Queen Elizabeth I which had been issued in 1559.
To commemorate this historic event the Anglican Diocese of the Arctic will hold its Diocesan Synod at Frobisher Bay the last week in August this year . During the Synod a special Commemorative Holy Eucharist will be celebrated with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Donald Coggan, as Preacher.
The Chief Celebrant at the Eucharist in St. Jude's Cathedral on Wednesday evening, August 30, will be the Rt. Rev. J.R. Sperry, Bishop of the Arctic. In addition to Dr. Coggan, other Church dignitaries attending will be, the Most Rev. E.W. Scott, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada; the Most Rev. F.H.W. Crabb, Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land; the Rt. Rev. G.F.C. Jackson, Bishop Ordinary of the Armed Forces; the Rev. Jens C. Chemnitz, Lutheran Bishop of Greenland and the Rev. Jean Dufour O.M.I., representing Roman Catholic Bishop O. Robidoux.
The Commissioner of the North West Territories, Commission S.M. Hodgson and the Federal Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Hugh J. Faulkner, will represent the two levels of Government in the North at the Service.
The Holy Eucharist this time, unlike its counterpart four centuries ago, will be largely in the Eskimo language and all English parts will be simultaneously translated.
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Ottawa - The Archbishop of York, Dr. Donald Coggan, will be one of the main theme speakers at the five day Canadian Congress on Evangelism, beginning here, August 24th.
Most Reverend Dr. Coggan will be giving three addresses. Before the Congress, he will preach in the Cathedral of Ottawa on August 23rd.
Archbishop Coggan was Professor of New Testament at Wycliffe College in Toronto from 1937 to 1944. When he left Wycliffe, he become Principal of the London College of Divinity. In 1965, Dr. Coggan became Bishop of Bradford and in 1967, he was made Archbishop of York.
He holds an Honorary Doctorate from Wycliffe College, has written many books and has been honoured by many other universities.
The Congress will be attended by about 700 delegates from across Canada. They represent every Protestant Denomination and will include observers from The Roman Catholic Church.
Governor-General Roland Michener will address the Congress on Wednesday, August 26th.
According to The Reverend Dr. Leslie Hunt, Principal of Wycliffe College and Presiding Chairman of the Congress, the main thrust of the event will be to understand and meet the real problems facing the communication of the Gospel in the 70's.
"[W]ith a new introduction and additional chapters by Adrian Hastings".
"Mowbray. A Cassell imprint" -- t.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Bibliography: pp. 580-589.
Third edition includes new biographies: Michael Ramsey, Donald Coggan, Robert Runcie and George Carey.
"The publishers and Edward Carpenter invited me to update his fine book for the centenary celebrations of the arrival of St. Augustine at Canterbury in 597. I was delighted to accept, but the time available was very short; so we agreed that there should be no alterations in his text, as completed in 1971, even though in some cases things would naturally not be written in quite the same way today. Only the final chapter, 'Quo Vadis, Cantuar ?', has been omitted .... [Carpenter's text] remains an invaluable guide to a remarkable history. To it I have added an introduction and two final chapters spanning the years from 1961 to 1997, as well as a short additional bibliography." -- Preface to Third Edition.
Contents: Foreword by the Archbishop of Canterbury to the new edition of Cantuar / George Cantuar i.e. Carey -- List of Illustrations -- Preface dated June !971 / Edward Carpenter with postscript "I am further indebted to Mowbrays for prompting and undertaking this new edition." dated March 1988 / E.C. -- Preface to Third Edition dated Leeds, February 1997 / Adrian Hastings -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part I: Anglo-Saxon England: the formative years -- Part II: The Medieval Archbishop -- Part III: Reformation; Royal Supremacy; the Elizabethan Settlement -- Part IV: Kingly Favour; Suppression; Restoration -- Part V: 'The benign and comfortable air of liberty and toleration' -- Part VI: Reform; Revival; Secularism -- Part VII: War; Winds of Change; Ecumenicity -- Part VIII: The Challenges of Modernity -- Source Notes -- Selected Printed Bibliography -- List of Archbishops of Canterbury -- Index.
Photo with caption. "College of Preachers Statue. The Archbishop of Canterbury blessed a new sculpture of Mary and the Christ Child at the College of Preachers, Washington Cathedral, on 24 April . The work of artist Margaret Parker, the Mary sculpture is placed in the thanksgiving for the ministry of Lady Jean Coggan. The Eucharist was celebrated in memory of Archbishop David Coggan, frequent speaker at the renowned college. The Rev. Dr. Erica Wood read the gospel and Canon Peter Eaton was the chaplain. The Rev. Sanford Garner gave a meditation on the role of Mary in the church prior to the dedication by Dr. Carey. The college is in its 73rd year of continuing education and spirituality resourcing for all `who proclaim God's word'. (Coggan Memorial Lecture: See ACNS for Dr. Carey's lecture given in the cathedral on the same day.)"
Soon after his enthronement in January 1961"I studied [Archbishop Ramsey's] impressive countenance looming out from newspapers and magazines. I learned that he was a great preacher, a brilliant author, a profound philosopher. Clergy and laity spoke of him with deep respect. Presently, there evolved the idea of a book which would tell Episcopalians, and others who follow with interest the Anglican Communion's widespread life, something of the background and thought of the hundredth Archbishop of Canterbury. In the course of my research there also evolved a portrait of a warm, uniquely gifted figure who is without doubt one of the outstanding personalities of our times". -- Preface.
Contents: Dedication -- Contents -- Preface dated Middletown, N.J., Octave of All Saints, 1978 -- Introduction -- How Urgent to Hear -- A Living Relationship -- On the Hilltop -- In Many Tongues -- What is the Church For ? -- The People of God and Ministry -- Women's Ordination: A Test of Unity -- The Anglican Communion in the World-wide Church -- The Anglican Communion and Its Future -- Lambeth in Retrospect -- Appendix: Excerpts from Meditations / Anthony Bloom -- Excerpts from Meditations / Christopher Duraisingh -- Excerpts from Meditations / Stuart Blanch -- Archbishop of Canterbury's Sermon Opening Eleventh Lambeth Conference / Donald Coggan -- Archbishop of Canterbury's Remarks on Authority in Our Anglican Communion / Donald Coggan -- An Address / John Macquarrie -- A Statement by ... Roman Catholic Observer / Rt. Rev. Cahal Daly -- Sermon / John M. Allin -- The Chapel of Saints and Martyrs of Our Time: Notes / Victor deWaal -- Participants at Lambeth XI -- Committees of Lambeth XI -- The Resolutions of the Conference -- Ecclesiastical Heraldrey: Its Symbolism and Historical Significance -- Index.
"Some 20 years ago, Archbishop Donald Coggan saw the need for a fund in the Anglican Communion to give financial assistance to clergy and members of their families facing personal emergencies. He arranged for a sum to be invested, from which the interest could be allocated, in the hope that churches and individuals would add to the annual amount available by donations. Over past years, donations have been few and far between. Yet a steady stream of applications is addressed to the Personal Emergencies Fund. As a result, a ceiling figure has had to be set and grants restricted to meeting medical needs that are real emergencies, rather than sustained treatment."
"Geoffrey Chapman. A Cassell imprint". -- verso of t.-p.
"Copyright William Purdy 1996. First published 1996". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Bibliography: pp. 273-282
"This book recounts the history of [Anglican-Roman Catholic] discussions from the privileged standpoint of an insider; Monsignor William Purdy was one of the two joint secretaries of ARCIC almost from its origins until the publication in 1981 of its 'Final Report'. William Purdy (1911-1994) served the Vatican for many years as a member of the Secretariat for Christian Unity, and this book is being published with the Secretariat's support. It not only examines the theology which lay behind the conversations, but is enlivened with personal anecdotes and character sketches of the churchmen from both sides of the denominational divide who took part in them". -- back cover.
Contents: William Purdy: an appreciation / Henry Chadwick -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Setting the scene --Part I -- Conversations -- Conversations II -- Archbishop Fisher's visit to John XXIII -- The Fisher visit II -- Ecumenical lines cross -- Further English conversations -- Part II -- Preparations for the Second Vatican Council -- First session: death of John XXIII -- Second session: Decree on Ecumenism -- The Council's last phase -- Part III -- Archbishop Ramsey's visit to Rome -- Anglican-Roman Catholic Joint Preparatory Commission -- Lambeth Conference 1968 -- The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission -- ARCIC at Windsor I -- Cardinal Willebrands in England -- Windsor Meeting II: the Eucharist -- Ministry -- Authority I: Venice -- Archbishop Coggan in Rome -- Lambeth Conference 1978: Authority II -- The Pope in Great Britain -- Reactions to the ARCIC Final Report -- Marriage -- The ordination of women priests -- What now ? -- Bibliography -- Index.
Photo with caption. "The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the priesthood of Li Tim Oi, first woman ordained as a priest in the Anglican Communion, takes place in London's historic St. Martin's in the Field, Trafalgar Square. Former Archbishop of Canterbury Donald Coggan preached the homily as a new prayer board was place in the church in memory of Li Tim Oi".