Brief history of the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation in general and the fourth International Anglican Liturgical Consultation held in Toronto in 1991 in particular. Includes a list of the published texts from the first three Consultations.
"Over the last almost 25 years, since Lambeth 1968 passed resolutions which broke the link confirmation and first communion, there has been a massive shift in the pastoral practice of Christian Initiation in the Anglican Church of Canada".
Twenty-two essays (plus the Toronto Statement) by twenty-five Anglican liturgists.
Contents divided into five sections: I: The Renewal of Initiation Theology -- II: Baptism, Mission and Ministry -- III: Confirmation and the Renewal of Baptismal Faith -- IV: Rites of Initiation -- V: Patterns of Initiation : An Anglican Mosaic.
Contents: Introduction / David R. Holeton -- Christian Initiation : An Ongoing Agenda for Anglicanism / David R. Holeton -- Theological Foundations for the Practice of Christian Initiation in the Anglican Communion / William R. Crockett -- Theological Foundations for Infant Baptism / Gordon W. Kuhrt -- Consequences of Infant Communion / Gregory Kerr-Wilson and Timothy Perkins -- Baptism and Mission / Louis Weil -- The Catechumenal Challenge to the Church / Robert J. Brooks -- Restoring the Catechumenate in the Decade of Evangelism / John W.B. Hill with Paul Bowie -- Preparing Parents for Infant Baptism / Ronald L. Dowling -- Confirmation / Colin Buchanan -- Liturgical Tradition and Recent Anglican Liturgical Reforms / Thomas J. Talley -- Patterns of Christian Initiation / Kenneth W. Stevenson -- Marked as Christ's Own Forever / Leonel L. Mitchell -- Reflections on Baptismal Symbolism and Baptismal Identity / Philip May -- A Survey of Current Anglican Initiation Rites / Kevin Flynn -- Child Communion : How it Happened in New Zealand / Brian Davis and Tom Brown -- The Bishop in Initiation / J.C. Fricker -- Baptizing the Nation : The Problem of Baptism in an Established Church / Donald Gray -- Pastoral Care and Baptismal Practice on the Fringes of Society : The Diocese of Cuba / Juan Quevedo-Bosch -- Adult Baptism : A Pacific Perspective / Winston Halapua -- Traditional Initiation Rites Among the Ngunis and Their Relationship to Christian Initiation / Themba Jerome Vundla -- An Asian Inculturation of the Baptismal Liturgy / Francis Wickremesinghe -- Initiation in Anglicanism : Where the Women Are / Elizabeth J. Smith -- The Toronto Statement : Walk in Newness of Life.
"[B]y David Holeton, Canadian Anglican Presbyter, Professor of Liturgy at the Charles University in Prague and Colin Buchanan, English Anglican Bishop, Retired".
Includes bibliographical references.
"For more than twenty years, the International Anglican Liturgical Consultations (IALCs) have not just occupied a corner in the history of the Anglican Communion, but have also become a live part of Communion's systems of international communication and co-ordination. We write to chart that development and put the major characteristics of the Consultations thus far on record. We do so, acknowledging that our only distinctive qualification for writing this account is that we are the only two persons with an unbroken record of attendance at the Consultations". -- Intro., p. 3.
Contents: Introduction dated Easter Day 2007 / David Holeton and Colin Buchanan -- The Book of Common Prayer and the Liturgical Background of the Anglican Communion -- Anglican Communion Consultations and Inter-action on Liturgy in the 1960s and 1970s -- International Consultations Begin: IALC 1, Boston, 1985 -- IALC-2, Brixen, Northern Italy, 1987 -- Getting Recognized: Lambeth 1988 and its Outcome -- IALC-3, York, 1989 -- IALC-4, Toronto, 1991 -- 1991-1995: An Intermediate Period -- IALC-5, Dublin -- From Dublin to Lambeth 1995-1998 -- The Consultation that was not, Kottayam, 1999 -- IALC-6, Berkeley, 2001 -- Interim Conference, Cuddesdon, 2003 and IALC-7, Prague, 2005 -- Appendix: What the Lambeth Conference did not say on Liturgy .
Alcuin/GROW joint liturgical studies ; 63
Joint liturgical studies / Alcuin Club and the Group for Renewal of Worship ; 63
That this General Synod receive the recommendations of Principles of Christian Initiation of the Fourth International Anglican Liturgical Consultation (Toronto, 1991) and commend them to the dioceses for study; and
that this General Synod request the Doctrine and Worship Committee and the Committee on Ministry to establish a joint task force with the House of Bishops to consult with the dioceses and to make recommendations with respect to these Principles in the Anglican Church of Canada. CARRIED Act 117
Recommendations of the Fourth International Anglican Liturgical Consultation at Toronto 1991 on Principles of Christian Initiation
a. The renewal of baptismal practice is an integral part of mission and evangelism. Liturgical texts must point beyond the life of the church to God's mission in the world.
b. Baptism is for people of all ages, both adults and infants. Baptism is administered after preparation and instruction of the candidates, or where they are unable to answer for themselves, of their parents(s) or guardian(s).
c. Baptism is complete sacramental initiation and leads to participation in the eucharist. Confirmation and other rites of affirmation have a continuing pastoral role in the renewal of faith among the baptized but are in no way to be seen as a completion of baptism or as necessary for admission to communion.
d. The catechumenate is a model for preparation and formation for baptism. We recognize that its constituent liturgical rites may vary in different cultural contexts.
e. Whatever language is used in the rest of the baptismal rite, both the profession of faith and the baptismal formula should continue to name God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
f. Baptism once received is unrepeatable and any rites of renewal must avoid being misconstrued as rebaptism.
g. The pastoral rite of confirmation may be delegated by the bishop to a presbyter.
Text of recommendation as found on page 5 of "Christian Inititiation in the Anglican Communion : The Toronto Statement `Walk in Newness of Life' : The Findings of the Fourth International Anglican Liturgical Consultation, Toronto 1991". Grove Books, 1991.