"Prepared as a helpful resource by the Diocesan Task Force on Seniors Program and Ministry Diocese of British Columbia".
"With acknowledgement to the Diocese of Huron" -- inside front cover.
The first booklet produced by the Seniors Task Force was titled, 'A Record of Personal Information'. In the booklet was space to record personal information, assets, debts, and funeral arrangements, in addition to other information that may be needed in a time of necessity. This booklet is intended as a companion to our previous publication. Your rector will be pleased to discuss any concerns you may have after reading this booklet." -- inside front cover.
Contents divided into short sections: The Christian Understanding of Death -- Parish Support -- Funeral Arrangements -- Pre-Arranged or Prepaid Funerals -- Personal Information That May Be Required by Funeral Home -- Selecting a Casket -- Closed Casket -- Cremation -- Memorial Services -- Embalming -- A Vault -- Summary or Funeral Costs -- Obituaries -- The Pall -- Vestments -- Memorial Societies -- Death Certificates -- Life Support Systems and Post-Mortems -- Donations of Organs -- Summary Checklist: Before the Crisis -- In the Event of a Crisis.
That this General Synod receives the form of the Burial Office submitted to the 27th Session by the Doctrine and Worship Committee, and approves it as an alternative to the Prayer Book Order, where authorized by the Bishop.
The Mover and Seconder of the motion agreed to the following amendment:
That all words after "Committee" be deleted, and the words "and refers to the Church for study and comment", be added.
The Mover and Seconder agreed that the word "use" be inserted following "for" and before "study", causing the motion to read:
"That this General Synod receives the form of the Burial Office submitted to the 27th Session by the Doctrine and Worship Committee, and refers it to the Church for use, study and comment.
The motion as amended was put and CARRIED Act 27
Archdeacon Crawley agreed that the Doctrine and Worship Committee was prepared to consider suggestions for amendment submitted in writing.
At head of cover title: A service in contemporary form and language.
"The Doctrine and Worship Committee of the Anglican Church of Canada. Chairman: The Rt. Rev. H.V.R. Short. Prepared for the Committee by the Ven. Peter M. Tett. General Editor: The Rev. Canon A. Gordon Baker". -- t.-p.
Contents: Directions Concerning the Service -- An order for The Burial of the Dead.
Printed text of rubrics/instructions in liturgy printed in purple ink.
"Prepared by the laity and clergy of the Associated Parishes." -- inside front cover.
"This booklet is one of a series dealing with the life and work of the Parishes of the Episcopal Church". -- inside front cover.
Contents divided into sections: Foreword -- Death and the Paschal Mystery -- Preparation for Death -- At the Time of Death -- After Death -- Reception of the Body -- The Vigil -- The Eucharist -- The Committal -- For the Time Being -- Afterwards.
Pages 18-20 are blank pages headed "Notes". List of of Associated Parishes brochures on parish life and worship printed on inside back cover.
"Copyright 1987, Revised 1997". -- inside front cover.
"Prepared by the laity and clergy of the Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission" -- inside front cover.
"This booklet is one of a series dealing with the life and work of the Parishes of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada". -- inside front cover.
Contents divided into sections: Foreword -- Death and the Paschal Mystery -- Preparation for Death -- At the Time of Death -- After Death -- Reception of the Body -- The Vigil -- The Eucharist -- The Committal -- For the Time Being -- Afterwards -- [List of of Associated Parishes brochures on parish life and worship].
"This Bulletin really began in British Columbia. The New Westminster Diocesan Council for Social Service initiated a campaign against the excessive commercialization of cemetery operations. In the belief that cemeteries ought to be operated as a public service and not for profit, a resolution was introduced at the 1955 session of General Synod requesting the Council for Social Service to examine the methods of cemetery operations in Canada." "During the year, Miss Nora Lea solicited the assistance of every Diocesan Bishop in compiling the summary of principles recommended to their respective Dioceses which is to be found in the second section of this Bulletin. In some cases these suggestions and directives were contained in pastoral letters. In a few Diocesan pamphlets on Christian burial have been published". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction -- A Theological Introduction / S. Jellicoe -- Diocesan Directives and Suggestions (A Synopsis of Episcopal Instructions to Clergy and People compiled by Miss Nora Lea) -- Cemetery Operations in Canada (A Report of a sub-committee of the C.S.S. chaired by Mr. R.G.L. Fairweather) -- Excerpts from a Sermon Series on Christian Burial / F.F. Nock.
Volume 3 of 3 vol. set. Volume 1: Daily Prayer. -- Volume 2: Our Life in the Church.
"[By] Sue Careless".
"Diana Verseghy, Project Co-ordinator".
Includes bibliographical references but NO index.
"With this volume we come to the end of our introductory series on the Book of Common Prayer. .... For this volume, as with the previous two, we were fortunate to secure as our illustrator David Wysotski of Allure Illustrations, who produced another set of drawings full of humour and flair." -- Acknowledgements, p. 9, 10.
Contents: Acknowledgements / Diana Verseghy and Sue Careless -- Foreword / Stephen Andrews, Bishop of Algoma -- Readers write -- One: Stations Along the Way -- Adieu, Adios and Goodbye -- Promises, Promises, Promises -- Looking Back and Ahead -- Two: Solemnization of Matrimony -- Marriage in the Beginning -- History -- Where, When, Who ? -- The Prayer Book Service -- The Single State -- Quotes on Marriage -- Three: The Ministry to the Sick -- The Six Components of the Ministry to the Sick -- I. On Visiting a Sick Person -- II. An Act of Faith and Prayer -- III. A Form of Confession and Absolution -- IV. The Communion of the Sick -- V. Forms for the Laying on of Hands and the Anointing of the Sick -- VI. A Supplication for the Dying -- Four: The Burial of the Dead -- Roots of the Burial Rite -- The Rubrics for the Burial Office -- The Order for the Burial of an Adult: In the Church -- At the Grave -- The Order for the Burial of a Child -- A Funeral Eucharist -- Our Last Awakening -- Five: Ordination -- Authority of the Anointed One -- Overview of the Ordinal -- The Making of Priests and Deacons -- The Consecration of an Archbishop or Bishop -- When Clergy Fail to Measure Up -- Six: Blessing Sacred Spaces; Institution and Induction -- Consecrating Christian Places of Worship -- Office for Laying the Foundation Stone of a Church or Chapel -- Form of Consecration of a Church or Chapel -- Form of Consecration of a Churchyard or Cemetery Separately -- Dedication Festival -- Form of Institution and Induction -- Institution -- Induction -- Seven: Five Short Services -- The Thanksgiving After Child-Birth --A Penitential Service -- Harvest Thanksgiving -- An Order of Service for Young People -- Forms of Prayer to be Used at Sea -- Eight: Into Glory With the Communion of Saints -- Ending at the Beginning -- Appendix: The Creed of St. Athanasius -- Endnotes.
At head of title: The Book of Alternative Services de l'Eglise anglicane du Canada of The Anglican Church of Canada.
Text in English and French on facing pages.
"General Synod in 1995 called for the preparation of supplementary material to `The Book of Alternative Services' containing French translations of the Holy Eucharist, Holy Baptism, the Celebration of Marriage, and the Funeral Liturgy. The Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee oversaw the creation of a Francophone working group (Comite liturgique episcopal francophone) consisting of representatives from several dioceses, representing a diversity of contexts of ministry, who worked for several years on translation and field trial of the liturgies. These texts were approved by the General Synod in 2001 for authorization for use where permitted by the Ordinary". -- Intro.
Catherine Rigby-Harley from Nova Scotia has produced a manual called "My Last Wishes" to help people plan their funerals. It is "a 20-page fill-in-the-blank manual which, when completed by an individual, will guide family members through the funeralpreparations and after. The manual, designed by Ms. Rigby-Harley's daughter and published by the ACW [Anglican Church Women], is now available through the diocese [of Nova Scotia]".