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Anglican confirmation

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Author
Buchanan, Colin O. (Colin Ogilvie), 1934-
Publication Date
1991, c1986
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BX 5149 C7 B8 1986
Author
Buchanan, Colin O. (Colin Ogilvie), 1934-
Place
Bramcote, Eng.
Publisher
Grove Books
Publication Date
1991, c1986
Physical_Description
48 p. ; 21 x 13.7 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[B]y Colin Buchanan, Bishop of Aston, Member of the Church of England Doctrinal Commission".
"First Edition December 1986 Reprinted July 1991". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
"There is an entity -- a somewhat flexible one -- called 'The Anglican Communion': there is a rite in general use throughout it called `confirmation': and it is that which is under scrutiny. There is, however, greater need to examine the scriptural and historical background than there is to do a survey of different uses today" -- Intro. p. 3.
Contents: Introduction and Conclusion -- Scriptural Evidence -- From the Fathers to the Middle Ages -- The Reformers' Views -- Anglican Liturgy 1549 to 1662 -- The Seventeenth Century and after -- The Nineteenth Century -- The Two-Stagers in the Ascendancy -- The Swing of Scholarship -- New Liturgical Texts 1970-1986 -- Communion Before Confirmation ? -- Whither Confirmation ? -- Appendix: Table of Prefaces to Confirmation Rites.
Series
Grove liturgical studies ; 48
Subjects
Confirmation - Anglican Communion
Confirmation - History of doctrines
Christian initiation - Anglican Communion
Baptism - Anglican Communion
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Anglican Communion
ISBN
1-85174-042-2
ISSN
0306-0608
Call Number
BX 5149 C7 B8 1986
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Christian Initiation

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Date
1982 February 8-12
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1982 February 8-12
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archbishop Nutter
Seconder
Bishop Berry
Text
That this House affirms that admission to communicant status in any part of the Anglican Communion conveys communicant status in all parts of the Anglican Church of Canada. CARRIED 4-2-82
Subjects
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Anglican Communion
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Anglican Church of Canada
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Intercommunion to-day : being the report of the Archbishops' Commission on Intercommunion

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Publication Date
1968
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BX 9.5 I5 I57 1968
Corporate Author
Church of England. Archbishops' Commission on Intercommunion
Place
London
Publisher
Church Information Office
Publication Date
1968
Physical_Description
xv, 174 p. ; 21.3 x 13.7 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"First published May 1968". Copyright Central Board of Finance of the Church of England, 1968". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
Chairman of the Commission: The Rt. Rev. Oliver S. Tomkins, Bishop of Bristol.
"We were appointed in 1965 following the debates in the Convocations and the House of Laity on Clauses 3 and 4 of canon B.15. As a result of our appointment these clauses have been withdrawn as has Clause 3 of the Prayer Book (Further Provision) Measure which was necessary to support them. In your letter to us you defined our terms of reference as: 'To consider the theological and practical aspects of Intercommunion with reference to the relation of the Church of England to other Churches and the making of rules of Admission to Holy Communion under Canon B.15'." -- Chairman's Preface.
Contents divided into six main parts: Communion in a Divided Church -- The Historical Background -- Three Approaches to our Common Concern -- The Admission of Individuals to Communion -- The Relationship between Churches -- Recommendations.
Contents: Members of the Commission -- Table of Contents -- Chairman's Preface / Oliver Bristol i.e. Tomkins, Chairman -- Introduction dated 18th March 1968 / Oliver Bristol i.e. Tomkins, Chairman -- The Theological Background -- The Influence of the Ecumenical Movement -- Communion and Intercommunion -- A Brief Survey -- Views A, B, and C -- Admission of Individuals in the Church of England -- Close-Knit Communities -- Individuals Overseas -- Reciprocal Intercommunion -- Degrees of Relationship -- Local Ecumenical Commitment -- Concelebration -- Admission to Holy Communion in the Church of England -- Reception of Communion in other than Anglican Churches -- The Church of South India -- The Scandinavian Churches -- Reciprocal Intercommunion in preparation for Organic Union or Full Communion -- Joint Celebration -- Statement by Mr. G.E. Duffield -- Appendices.
Contents of Appendices: I: Summary of Statements and Agreements on Relationships between Churches -- II: Opinion of the Legal Board of the Church Assembly -- III: P.E.C.U.S.A. Statement on Communion Discipline -- IV: A 'Gravamen et Reformandum' presented to the Upper House of the Convocation or Canterbury, together with Archbishop A.C. Tait's Judgment, 1870 -- V: A Draft Measure together with Draft Canon -- VI: History of Concelebration -- VII: Bibliography -- VIII: Evidence Received.
Colophon: Printed in England by Wightman Mountain Ltd., Westminster, London SW1.
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Tomkins, Oliver S. (Oliver Stratford), 1908-1992
Duffield, Gervase Elwes, 1935-
Intercommunion today
Subjects
Intercommunion
Intercommunion - Church of England
Lord's Supper and Christian union
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Church of England
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Anglican Communion
ISBN
7151-3503-1
Call Number
BX 9.5 I5 I57 1968
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Intercommunion to-day : being the report of the Archbishops' Commission on Intercommunion

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Publication Date
1968
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BX 9.5 I5 I57 1968
Corporate Author
Church of England. Archbishops' Commission on Intercommunion
Place
London
Publisher
Church Information Office
Publication Date
1968
Physical_Description
xv, 174 p. ; 21.3 x 13.7 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"First published May 1968". Copyright Central Board of Finance of the Church of England, 1968". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
Chairman of the Commission: The Rt. Rev. Oliver S. Tomkins, Bishop of Bristol.
"We were appointed in 1965 following the debates in the Convocations and the House of Laity on Clauses 3 and 4 of canon B.15. As a result of our appointment these clauses have been withdrawn as has Clause 3 of the Prayer Book (Further Provision) Measure which was necessary to support them. In your letter to us you defined our terms of reference as: 'To consider the theological and practical aspects of Intercommunion with reference to the relation of the Church of England to other Churches and the making of rules of Admission to Holy Communion under Canon B.15'." -- Chairman's Preface.
Contents divided into six main parts: Communion in a Divided Church -- The Historical Background -- Three Approaches to our Common Concern -- The Admission of Individuals to Communion -- The Relationship between Churches -- Recommendations.
Contents: Members of the Commission -- Table of Contents -- Chairman's Preface / Oliver Bristol i.e. Tomkins, Chairman -- Introduction dated 18th March 1968 / Oliver Bristol i.e. Tomkins, Chairman -- The Theological Background -- The Influence of the Ecumenical Movement -- Communion and Intercommunion -- A Brief Survey -- Views A, B, and C -- Admission of Individuals in the Church of England -- Close-Knit Communities -- Individuals Overseas -- Reciprocal Intercommunion -- Degrees of Relationship -- Local Ecumenical Commitment -- Concelebration -- Admission to Holy Communion in the Church of England -- Reception of Communion in other than Anglican Churches -- The Church of South India -- The Scandinavian Churches -- Reciprocal Intercommunion in preparation for Organic Union or Full Communion -- Joint Celebration -- Statement by Mr. G.E. Duffield -- Appendices.
Contents of Appendices: I: Summary of Statements and Agreements on Relationships between Churches -- II: Opinion of the Legal Board of the Church Assembly -- III: P.E.C.U.S.A. Statement on Communion Discipline -- IV: A 'Gravamen et Reformandum' presented to the Upper House of the Convocation or Canterbury, together with Archbishop A.C. Tait's Judgment, 1870 -- V: A Draft Measure together with Draft Canon -- VI: History of Concelebration -- VII: Bibliography -- VIII: Evidence Received.
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Tomkins, Oliver S. (Oliver Stratford), 1908-1992
Duffield, Gervase Elwes, 1935-
Intercommunion today
Subjects
Intercommunion
Intercommunion - Church of England
Lord's Supper and Christian union
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Church of England
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Anglican Communion
ISBN
7151-3503-1
Call Number
BX 9.5 I5 I57 1968
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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[Lambeth Conference]

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Date
1968 August 28
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1968 August 28
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
London, England - All efforts to remedy social injustices at the national or local level, should be done ecumenically, bishops attending the Lambeth Conference agreed upon in a last message before adjournment.
The world-wide conference of 460 Anglican bishops concluded with a Service of Eucharist at St. Paul's Cathedral, Sunday, August 25.
The bishops agreed in a statement to all Anglicans that fulfilment of the ministry of the church would be a great deal easier if the church were not divided.
"It would be much easier if what could be done together, were done together," it said. The emphasis on unity was present throughout all four weeks of the sessions.
During the debate on developing union schemes involving national churches of the Anglican Communion, the conference recommended:
The Anglican Church should be free to allow reciprocal acts of inter-communion under the direction of a bishop where an agreement to unite between an Anglican Church and some other church has been expressed in a covenant or some other appropriate form:
Anglican communicants are free to attend Eucharist in other churches holding the apostolic faith as contained in the scripture and creeds when they know they are welcome to do so:
Under the direction of the bishop, Christians duly baptized and qualified to receive communion in their own churches, may be welcomed at communion services in the Anglican Communion.
Following the passage of these resolutions, Canadian bishops had words of caution for members of the Anglican and United churches of Canada who are proposing immediate inter-communion between the two denominations. A "principle of union" scheme has been drawn up between the two denominations and a target date for union set for 1974.
"The question of inter-communion is going to cause difficulty to a section of the Canadian church," said Most Rev. H.H. Clark, Primate of the Canadian church. "Already we have some indication that there will be a crisis of conscience of some of our people and this is a great cause for concern."
"People who have loved the older world, which is dying, find it a little difficult, and they have good theological reasons. They have to be sure we are doing the right thing." He said he supported the Lambeth resolutions on unity, but said it must be decided by each national church whether inter-communion can be attained.
Most Rev. W.L. Wright, Archbishop of Algoma, said the section passed by the Lambeth conference unity, was a "real breakthrough." But the Archbishop, who is co-chairman of the Anglican-United Church Commission on Union, asked for patience on the part of those who desired that inter-communion between members of the Anglican and United churches be begun immediately.
The inter-communion issue is expected to be discussed further when the Canadian bishops meet with those from the United States in Augusta, Ga., from October 20-24.
Archbishop Clark said that most of the debate was centred on concern for the Christian faith, rather than Anglicanism.
"The end of the Anglican Communion wasn't something that was much on our tongue," he said. It has been said by some bishops, who look at the progressing union talks of at least nine national Anglican churches, that this Lambeth conference may have been the last.
"My hunch is that there will be another Lambeth conference. I hope I'm wrong," said the Archbishop. "I'm not much interested in the future of the Anglican Communion. I am, however, very much interested in all that is good in the principles and the life of the Anglican Communion continuing in a wider unity."
The conference passed a resolution which recommends that women who are now deaconesses in the Anglican Communion may be ordained as deacons, the first of the three-fold apostolic order of deacons, priests and bishops. But, at least for now, they cannot go on to the next step as priests.
Women, if such a step is approved by Canadian bishops, can now participate in worship services, preach, baptize and help administer the sacraments of communion.
The conference recommended that before any national church made a final decision to ordain women, the advice of the Anglican Consultative Council, a representative body of all the Anglican churches in the Communion, be sought.
"One thing that came from this debate is how few good reasons in theology there are than can put either for or against the ordination of women," said Archbishop Clark.
Rt. Rev. R.S. Dean, Bishop of Cariboo and executive officer of the Anglican Communion, said the willingness to proceed with inter-communion was one of the important steps the conference took.
"And, at least, we are not closing the door on women priests," he said. He also said there were "all sorts of intangible results of the conference that would become apparent during the next year."
Rt. Rev. G.N. Luxton, Bishop of Huron, expressed his disappointment when a resolution he proposed, that bishops pledge two per cent of their gross annual income for poverty and famine, did not come back for a vote. However, one report presented to the bishops suggested they and their dioceses set aside one per cent of their gross annual income in order to express concern for developing nations.
"I think we went as far as we could in such a scattered group of bishops as we are," he said. He predicted that the North American bishops, when they meet in the fall may be asked to do something of further significance in this direction.
Rt. Rev. J.O. Anderson of Winnipeg, said that many things to which the Lambeth Conference gave its assent, the Canadian church has already been doing. With regard to other issues, he said, the Canadian church has been waiting for some guidance from Lambeth.
"There was a great forward-looking atmosphere at the conference," said Rt. Rev. R.K. Maguire, of Montreal. "Now that the conference is finished, there is a great desire to get on with the business it dealt with."
Rt. Rev. E.S. Reed, of Ottawa, said the conference placed emphasis on the needs of the world. "The church showed a desire to struggle with the problems of society for which there are no easy answers," he said.
Subjects
Lambeth Conference, 1968
Christian union - 20th century
Christian union - Anglican Church of Canada
Christian union - Anglican Communion
Intercommunion
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Anglican Church of Canada
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Anglican Communion
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - United Church of Canada
Ordination of women - Anglican Communion
Ordination of women - Anglican Church of Canada
Deaconesses - Anglican Church of Canada
Deaconesses - Anglican Communion
Women deacons - Anglican Church of Canada
Women deacons - Anglican Communion
Developing countries - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Developing countries - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Poverty - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Poverty - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Church and social problems - Anglican Communion
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[Messages From the Lower House: No. F. Asking for Lambeth Resolutions]

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Date
1921 October 5-15
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1921 October 5-15
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Chancellor Worrell
Seconder
Chancellor Davidson
Prologue
Message, From The Upper House
No. 4. Union
That the Upper House of the General Synod of the Church of England in Canada having taken part in the issuing of an 'Appeal to all Christian People,' from the Bishops assembled with the Lambeth Conference of 1920, and, having agreed to a resolution committing to the National, Regional and Provincial authorities of the Churches within the Anglican Communion, the task of putting the aforesaid Appeal into effect, accordingly send down to the Lower House the following Resolutions, and ask for concurrence in the same:
1. The Upper House of the General Synod of the Church of England in Canada welcomes and adopts the 'Appeal to all Christian People' contained in Resolution No. 9 of the Lambeth Conference.
2. The Upper House accepts Resolutions No. 10 of the Lambeth Conference as follows:
- "The Conference recommends to the authorities of the Churches of the Anglican Communion that they should, in such ways and at such times as they think best, formally invite the authorities of 'other churches' within their areas to confer with them concerning the possibility of taking definite steps to co-operate in a common endeavour, on the lines set forth in the above Appeal, to restore the unity of the Church of Christ".
The Upper House recommends that all formal invitations to the authorities of other Churches within the Dominion of Canada, and all conferences that may result therefrom, shall be in charge of a Special Joint Committee, to be appointed for this purpose at this session of the General Synod.
3. The Upper House also confirms the following Resolution No. 12 (B) (i) and (ii) of the Lambeth Conference Report:
- (i) It cannot approve of general schemes of inter-communion or exchange of pulpits;
- (ii) In accordance with the principles of Church order set forth in the Preface to the Ordinal attached to the Book of Common Prayer, it cannot approve the celebration in Anglican churches of the Holy Communion for members of the Anglican Church by ministers who have not been episcopally ordained; and that it should be regarded as the general rule of the Church that Anglican communicants should receive Holy Communion only at the hands of ministers of their own Church, or of Churches in communion therewith.
The Upper House also accepts Resolution No. 12, (A) (i) of the Lambeth Conference as defined in the following terms:
- "The Bishops of the Church of England in Canada will support the action of any Bishop who, provided there be no 'Canonical Impediment,' gives occasional authorization to Ministers not episcopally ordained, to preach in churches within his Diocese, and to Clergy of his Diocese to preach in the churches of such Ministers, provided that, in his opinion, such Ministers are working towards an ideal of union, such as is described in the Lambeth Appeal, it being clearly and distinctly understood that this involves:
- (i) The whole-hearted acceptance by such Ministers of all set forth in Paragraph VI of the 'Appeal to all Christian People,' which is as follows:
- "We believe that the visible unity of the Church will be found to involve the whole-hearted acceptance of:
- The Holy Scriptures, as the record of God's revelation of Himself to man, and as being the rule and ultimate standard of faith; and the Creed commonly called Nicene, as the sufficient statement of the Christian faith, and either it or the Apostles' Creed as the Baptismal confession of belief:
- The divinely instituted sacraments of Baptism and the Holy Communion, as expressing for all the corporate life of the whole fellowship in and with Christ.
- A ministry acknowledged by every part of the Church as possessing not only the inward call of the Spirit, but also the commission of Christ and the authority of the whole body;"
- (2) An expression of the approval of the ultimate acceptance of the Episcopacy for the United Church.
4. The Upper House accepts Resolution 12 (A) (ii), which is as follows:
- "The Bishops of the Anglican Communion will not question the action of any Bishop who, in the few years between the initiation and the completion of a 'definite scheme' of union, shall countenance the irregularity of admitting to Communion the baptized but unconfirmed Communicants of the non-episcopal congregations concerned in the scheme." They define the meaning of it as follows:
- "That by the words 'Initiation ... of a definite scheme of Union,' in Resolution 12 (A) (ii) we understand the formal adoption by the authorities of our Communion, and of a negotiating Communion, of a scheme of union based on the acceptance of the Lambeth Appeal".
Message No. 4 was received from the Upper House on the Lambeth Resolutions.
Text
That the Upper House be respectfully requested to transmit to this House the Resolutions of the Lambeth Conference, as it is impossible to consider Message No. 4 on Union until the said Resolutions are before the House. [p. 47]
Notes
Messages From the Upper House: No. 11. Re Lambeth Conference Reports.
That the President of the Upper House acknowledge receipt of request in Message F and present the Lower House with a certified copy of the Lambeth Conference Report. [pp. 154-155]
Schedule of Acts of Synod ....19. The approval and adoption of certain resolutions of the Lambeth Conference respecting an appeal to all Christian People with regard to re-union and certain provisions and resolutions in connection therewith. [p. 147]
[Text of "Resolutions Formally Adopted by the Lambeth Conference of 1920" including No. 9 "Reunion of Christendom" with "An Appeal to All Christian People" printed on pp. 196-218. Text NOT included in this electronic database.]
Subjects
Lambeth Conference, 1920 - Resolutions
Christian union - Anglican Communion
Christian union - Anglican Church of Canada
Ecumenical movement - Anglican Communion
Lambeth Appeal
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Anglican Church of Canada
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Anglican Communion
Lord's Supper and Christian union
Ministry and Christian union
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Report of the Committee on Christian Unity and the Church Universal

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Date
1968 November 14-15
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1968 November 14-15
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archbishop of New Westminster
Seconder
Archbishop of Algoma
Prologue
The Most Rev. G.P. Gower reported the following action by the Committee.
(a) Appointment of the Venerable E.S. Light to the Executive of the Committee.
(b) Canon R.R. Latimer co-opted as a member of the Executive of the Committee.
(c) That the Venerable E.S. Light replace Canon R.R. Latimer on the General Commission.
(d) That Archbishop Gower and Canon R.R. Latimer were appointed as observer-consultants to attend the March 1969 meeting of COCU, and that Archdeacon Matthews be alternate delegate.
Text
That this National Executive Council concurs in Resolution #1 regarding Reciprocal Intercommunion passed by the Canadian House of Bishops at the meetings in Augusta, Georgia, October 2-24,
That this House of Bishops concurs in Resolutions #45 and #46 of the Lambeth Conference Report and refers them to the National Executive Committee. The House requests that the NEC should bring these matters to General Synod for consideration and that the resolutions should be sent to the dioceses in Canada for previous discussion. CARRIED
Notes
[Text of 1968 Lambeth Resolution 45: Relations with Other Churches - Admission of Non-Anglicans to Holy Communion
The Conference recommends that, in order to meet special pastoral needs of God's people, under the direction of the bishop Christians duly baptized in the name of the Holy Trinity and qualified to receive Holy Communion in their own Churches may be welcomed at the Lord's Table in the Anglican Communion.
Text of 1968 Lambeth Resolution 46: Relations with Other Churches - Anglicans Communicating in Other Than Anglican Churches
The Conference recommends that, while it is the general practice of the Church that Anglican communicants receive the Holy Communion at the hands of ordained ministers of their own Church or of Churches in communion therewith, nevertheless under the general direction of the bishop, to meet special pastoral need, such communicants be free to attend the Eucharist in other Churches holding the apostolic faith as contained in the Scriptures and summarised in the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds, and as conscience dictates to receive the sacrament, when they know they are welcome to do so.]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Committee on Christian Unity and the Church Universal
Intercommunion
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Anglican Church of Canada
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Anglican Communion
Lord's Supper and Christian union
Christian union - Anglican Church of Canada
Christian union - Anglican Communion
Ecumenical movement - Anglican Church of Canada
Ecumenical movement - Anglican Communion
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Towards the next century : The Eucharist in the Anglican Communion

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Author
Smart, David H. (David Howard), 1962-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Liturgy Canada
Date
1994 Trinity

(xxxv) Guidelines on Intercommunion

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8501
Date
1969 November 3-7
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1969 November 3-7
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Niagara
Seconder
Bishop of Calgary
Prologue
Guidelines on Intercommunion which had been drawn up in August following the action taken by General Synod, and which had been given tentative approval by the House of Bishops at that time, were now given further consideration.
Text
"That the House of Bishops confirms the Guidelines on Reciprocal Intercommunion (Sudbury 1969) as appropriate regulations in this matter for the time being and that they be printed in the Minutes."
Notes
The Guidelines are printed as Appendix C to these Minutes.
APPENDIX C
GUIDELINES FOR RECIPROCAL INTER-COMMUNION
The House will recall that at the meeting in Augusta in 1968 the matter of reciprocal inter-communion (Lambeth #47 - 1968) was fully discussed and in the light of Lambeth #24, "The Conference recommends that no major issue in the life of Church should be decided without the full participation of the laity in discussion and in decision", it was agreed that the procedure already set in motion by the Primate be endorsed.
As a consequence, resolution #47 was circulated widely for discussion throughout the church at Rural Deanery levels and for debate and resolution at Diocesan Synods; all this leading up to the introduction in General synod of the resolution concerning reciprocal inter-communion. In point of fact a resolution with less restrictive provisions was passed by General Synod, reading as follows:-
- "That having received through the House of Bishops the request of the General Commission on Church Union for a revision of the present ecclesiastical discipline to permit occasions for reciprocal Inter-Communion; this General Synod respectfully requests the Diocesan Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada to permit Anglicans and members of other Christian churches to share in Eucharistic practice with the full knowledge and consent of the proper authorities."
In this resolution there is a reference both to the House of Bishops and to the Diocesan Bishops in respect of their responsibility in the ordering of Eucharistic practice. There is, therefore, a double obligation corporately and individually both to implement the terms and spirit of the resolution as quoted, and at the same time to maintain due order and discipline.
Accordingly your committee makes the following points for your consideration.
- (a) This resolution implies the mutual recognition of sacramental efficacy within autonomous Christian churches.
- (b) That the term "other Christian churches" be understood in the light of (Lambeth #46 - 1968):- " .... other churches holding the Apostolic faith as contained in the Scriptures and summarized in the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds ....".
- (c) That the terms of the same resolution .... "as conscience dictates to receive the Sacrament" and "when they know they are welcome to do to", are also cardinal guiding principles.
- (d) "Members of other Christian Churches" free to share in Anglican Eucharistic practice are those referred to in resolution 45 (Lambeth 1968) i.e. "Christians duly baptized in the name of the Holy Trinity and qualified to receive Holy Communion in their own Churches."
- (e) The term "Eucharistic practice" is to be interpreted as the normal celebration of the Holy Communion and the matter of con-celebration is not thereby implied, nor "inter celebration".
- (f) Suitable "occasions for reciprocal inter-communion" are impossible to define in the light of the terms and spirit of the motion. Nevertheless your committee would stress that any occasion for reciprocal inter-communion must be on involving the deepest commitment to the cause of Unity in Christ and the furthering of Christian unity in that place.
- (g) Your committee would advise Diocesan Bishops to consult as widely as possible with the Church in their several jurisdictions in implementing this resolution of General Synod.
Subjects
Intercommunion
Intercommunion - Anglican Church of Canada
Intercommunion - Anglican Communion
Christian union - Anglican Church of Canada
Christian union - Anglican Communion
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Anglican Church of Canada
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Anglican Communion
Lord's Supper and Christian union
Conscience clause (1969)
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