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Anglican Lutheran Joint Commission #025-01-02-05 : Guidelines for Clergy

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Date
2002 May 3-5
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 16-05-02
Date
2002 May 3-5
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 16-05-02
Mover
Archdeacon James Cowan
Seconder
Mrs. Betty Livingston
Prologue
The Rev. Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan presented the report of the Anglican Lutheran Joint Commission.
Text
That the Council of General Synod adopt the "Guidelines for Anglican and Lutheran Clergy Serving Term Appointments in Each Other's Churches" and request appropriate bodies to implement them. CARRIED #16-05-02
Notes
Note: "appropriate bodies" would include the bishops, dioceses, chancellors, human resources personnel, the pension departments of both churches and theological colleges.
Guidelines for Anglican and Lutheran Priests and Pastors Serving Term Appointments in Each Other's Churches
When a term appointment is contemplated the following process shall be followed with the Terms of Appointment defined:
Eligibility
Only clergy in good standing with their own church are eligible for term appointments.
Initiative
When a term appointment of priest or pastor to a congregation of the other church is contemplated, it must have the approval of both bishops concerned. The initiative may come from an ordained person, the local ministry setting, or the bishop.
Process
1. If priest or pastor wishes to be available for a term appointment in the other church, that person should contact his/her own bishop who then consults with the counterpart bishop.
2. If the initiative is from the congregation or other ministry setting, the responsible persons contact their own bishop, who then consults with the counterpart bishop.
3. If the bishop of a synod/diocese wishes to appoint a pastor/priest of the other church, that bishop contacts the appropriate bishop of the other church.
4. A full curriculum vitae of ministry and ordination history shall be provided to the receiving bishop.
5. A police letter of record and a child abuse registry check shall be provided to the receiving bishop.
6. The receiving bishop issues a letter of appointment setting out the terms of the appointment.
7. The appointment shall be marked liturgically as soon as possible to the beginning date of the term using appropriate forms, e.g. "Installation of a Pastor" or "Celebration of a New Ministry", and adapting as necessary for the circumstances.
Terms of Appointment
Terms of appointment shall include:
1. Length of the term
2. Remuneration, including housing, travel, pension and benefits
3. Salary/stipend shall be according to the scale of the receiving synod/diocese. The salary source is responsible for provision of housing or an allowance in lieu thereof, and travel reimbursement, both according to the scale of the receiving church.
4. Pension, Long Term Disability and Continuing Education contributions will be paid into the plan(s) of the originating church. Other benefits (e.g. group health) will normally be according to the plan(s) of the receiving church but may be negotiated between the two bodies, as these plans vary from one synod/diocese to another.
5. Vacation, days off, educational leave and sabbatical leave shall be in accordance with the policy of the receiving church.
6. Provision for review after one year under the polity and practice of the receiving diocese/synod.
Accountability
1. All persons appointed under this guideline are subject to the discipline of the receiving church and shall be required to comply with all applicable regulations in effect in that church, including canons/constitutions, policies and guidelines. If matters of discipline arise the receiving bishop shall not institute proceedings until notice has been given to the bishop of the sending church and that bishop has given consent for proceedings to be instituted. The sending bishop shall either give consent or institute proceedings in the sending church. Deposition/removal from roster may only be imposed by the sending church.
2. Process for early termination will be according to the regulations in force in the receiving church, with a report made to the originating church. Consultation between the two bishops is encouraged throughout such a process.
Orientation
1. The receiving bishop shall appoint a mentor to assist the clergy person in acquiring a working knowledge of the polity and practice of the receiving church, and to be available as a resource during the course of the term.
2. Items to be included in orientation shall include at least (as appropriate):
a. Constitutions/canons of congregation, synod/diocese and national church
b. ELCIC Statement on Sacramental Practices
c. Any guidelines presently in effect in the synod/diocese and national church
d. Conduct of worship and pastoral care in that church
e. Introduction to the theological emphases of the receiving church
3. The mentor shall conduct an exit interview at the end of the term and ensure that appropriate parish records have been kept.
Resources
Anglican
Handbook of General Synod Canon XVIII on Discipline
Sexual Harassment Policy
House of Bishops Guidelines
Applicable provincial and diocesan policies
Lutheran
ELCIC Constitution, Article 7; By-laws Part 3
ELCIC Manual for Discipline of Ministers
Applicable synodical policies
Please send comments to:
Rev'd Cindy Halmarson, ELCIC National Office, 302-393 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3B 3H6, chalmar@elcic.ca 204-984-9156
Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan, General Synod, 600 Jarvis St., Toronto ON M4Y 2J6, abarnettcowan@national.anglican.ca 416-924-9199 ext. 281
Subjects
Anglican Lutheran Joint Commission
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada - Relations - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada - Clergy
Shared ministry - Canada
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Anglican National Commission

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official6431
Date
1931 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1931 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Canon Davison
Seconder
Canon W. Cooper
Text
That, with the consent of the Synod, Recommendation VIII be changed to the following:
That since in the sparsely settled parts of our country the difficulty of reaching with any degree of regularity the scattered groups of our people is almost insurmountable - which difficulty extends to other Christian Communions - we recommend that in the interests of our Christian Faith an advance be made, through the Bishops of our Church, to the authorities of other Christian Communions in the several localities concerned with a view to discussing possible means of co-operation with them in an endeavour to minister to these small and isolated units, subject always to the principle being clearly indicated that we must administer the Sacraments to our own people. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Small churches - Anglican Church of Canada
Remote areas - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Evangelistic work - Anglican Church of Canada
Ecumenical movement - Canada
Shared ministry - Canada
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[Canadian Lutheran Anglican Dialogue calls on Two Churches to Work toward "Full Communion"]

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Date
1994 June 3
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1994 June 3
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
TORONTO, June 3, 1994 -- A group of Canadian Lutherans and Anglicans has called on the two churches to work toward "full communion" -- a state of mutual recognition which does not intend the full merger of the two churches -- by 2001.
The group, members of the Canadian Anglican Lutheran Dialogue, is composed of seven representatives from each of the two churches, and a Roman Catholic observer. It met in Waterloo, Ontario, from May 27-29 [1994].
The Biennial Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, which will each meet in the summer of 1995, will both be asked:
- to endorse a process leading to full communion by 2001
- in the meantime, to allow bishops to permit ordained ministers of one church to serve the people of the other, where appropriate
- to encourage local Anglican and Lutheran congregations to undertake joint projects of education, mission and service
- to authorize a joint working group to implement full communion
The dialogue is not encouraging the two churches to merge and form one corporate body. Rather, it proposes the following definition of full communion:
Full communion is understood as a relationship between two distinct churches or communions in which each maintains its own autonomy while recognizing the catholicity and apostolicity of the other, and believing the other to hold the essentials of the Christian fatih. In such a relationship communicant members of each church would be able to freely communicate (receive communion) at the altar of the other and there would be freedom of ordained ministers to officiate sacramentally in either church. Specifically in our context we want this to include transferability of members; mutual recognition and interchangeability of ministries; freedom to use each other's liturgies; freedom to participate in each other's ordinations and installations of clergy, including bishops; and structures for consultation to express, strengthen and enable our common life, witness, and service, to the glory of God and the salvation of the world.
These proposals are made in a context of increasingly close relationships between Anglicans and Lutherans around the world. There have been various proposals for full communion in Europe, the United States, and Africa.
The full text of the proposals is attached.
Contact: Rev. Alyson Barnett-Cowan Ecumenical Assistant to the General Secretary 416-924-9199 ext. 281 FAX 416-924-0211
Notes
The Canadian Lutheran Anglican Dialogue endorses that the following resolutions, among others, be forwarded to the General Synod and the Biennial Convention:
1. Reaffirm and extend the Interim Agreement on Eucharistic Sharing to 2001.
2. Add to section 5 c.iii of the Interim Eucharistic Sharing Agreement: "agreements which permit an ordained minister (priest or pastor) to serve the people of both churches, including presiding at the sacraments of the Church, wherever, and according to whichever rite, the bishops deems appropriate."
3. Implement a policy that each church receive, as full members, baptized persons of the other church by a service of reception without requiring re-confirmation.
4. Request that bishops specifically invite neighbouring congregations (where appropriate) to commit themselves to undertake at least one joint project and celebrate at least one joint eucharist yearly.
5. Encourage continuing work toward entering full communion by 2001.
6. Mandate a Joint Working Group of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada to oversee the process leading to the implementation of the above recommendations.
Subjects
Canadian Lutheran-Anglican Dialogue (CLAD)
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada - Relations - Anglican Church of Canada
Lutheran Church - Relations - Anglican Church of Canada
Interim sharing of the Eucharist
Full communion
Anglican Church of Canada - Reception of baptized Christians
Ecumenical movement - Canada
Christian union - Canada
Shared ministry - Canada
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Church helps its neighbour

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article15934
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1994 May

A gift and a cross

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article27081
Author
Neumann, Brent
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1995 June
Author
Neumann, Brent
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1995 June
Volume
121
Issue
6
Page
9
Notes
Reflections from the Rev. Brent Neumann after two years in shared ministry.
Subjects
Shared ministry - Canada
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Inter-Church and Inter-Faith Relations Committee

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Date
1984 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution

Inter-Church Relations Committee - Guidelines on Local Inter-Church Co-operation

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official7875
Date
1971 November 12-13
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1971 November 12-13
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Wright
Seconder
Jackson
Prologue
A report prepared by the bishops in Saskatchewan on this subject was introduced and amendments made by the Inter-Church Relations Committee indicate. These Guidelines were approved.
Text
That staff at Church House reproduce the Report and distribute it. CARRIED
Notes
GUIDELINES ON LOCAL INTER-CHURCH CO-OPERATION
Preamble: For several reasons it is likely that inter-church co-operation will be a growing concern, e.g.
(1) Such co-operation will be necessary to maintain a Christian witness in sparsely populated areas.
(2) The movement towards unity among Christians will involve us in co-operative ventures.
SOME GUIDELINES TO CLERGY AND PEOPLE WILL BE NEEDED: e.g.
(1) Before a local joint effort is initiated and effected there must be a study of the local situation leading to a preliminary agreement, not only on the part of the local people, but also on the part of the Church authorities of the co-operating groups (in the case of the Anglicans by the Bishop).
(2) A continuing relationship must be maintained with the senior governing bodies of each church through their appropriate officials (in the case of Anglicans it will be with the Bishop and the Synod of the diocese).
(3) Care should be taken that ministerial staff should be compatible, have complementary talents and should share an ecumenical outlook in church relations.
(4) Co-operating ministerial staff should have access which may or may not involve membership to the church courts of the other denomination(s), in accordance with canons and/or regulations of each.
(5) An agreement must be reached by the authorities of each denomination, and by a preponderant majority of each participating congregation, on intentions and goals.
(6) Areas of Co-operation:
a) Sharing of property, buildings and facilities.
b) Possible areas of co-ordination of the educational program.
c) Worship
d) Administration and finance.
e) Community relations.
(7) There will be a joint committee to oversee the program and to make a periodic review and assessment of the venture. An experimental period should be decided upon to test the program, after which the participating congregations should have the opportunity to continue, modify, or discontinue, the experiment.
(8) The interests of all co-operative groups must be considered, e.g. and specifically the participating parties should have an equal opportunity to hold their traditional services of worship in accordance with forms approved and recognized by the responsible authorities of each participating church.
(9) For Anglicans, the sacraments will be administered by an Anglican priest (with exceptions of necessity in the case of matrimony and baptism in an emergency, when an Anglican priest is not available). The Eucharist according to Anglican usage will be celebrated by an Anglican priest once a week in the parish, if possible, but at the least once a month. Anglican morning and evening prayer, Litany, Burial Office, may be conducted by any authorized priest, minister or layman, and baptism in emergency. Confirmation preparation for Anglicans will be given, or will be under the supervision of Anglicans. The Bishop must, in accordance with Anglican traditional practice, be the minister of Confirmation for Anglicans.
(10) When the Eucharist is celebrated in a joint congregation bona-fide communicants of participating communions may receive Holy Communion.
(11) Delegates to the Courts of each co-operating Church will be elected by members of that particular body, as well as denominational representatives to a joint local committee.
(12) It is important that the identity of all co-operating groups should be maintained in relationship with their parent bodies. Local non-denominationalism will not serve the purpose of genuine unity.
N.B. When a draft plan of union is presented for approval or rejection only identifiable members of each church will be permitted to vote. A local, non-denominational congregation would have no say in the final decisions on Reunion.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Inter-Church Relations Committee
Shared ministry - Canada
Ecumenical movement - Anglican Church of Canada
Church buildings - Interdenominational use
Intercommunion
Intercommunion - Anglican Church of Canada
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Interim Eucharistic Sharing

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Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 40
Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 40
Mover
Rev. M.A. Tucker
Seconder
Rt. Rev. D.D. Jones
Text
That this General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada:
1. Welcome and rejoice in the substantial progress of the Canadian Lutheran-Anglican dialogue and of other national, regional and international Anglican-Lutheran conversations, and look forward to the day when full communion is established between the Lutheran and Anglican churches;
2. Recognize the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada as a church in which the Gospel is preached and taught;
3. Declare, on the basis of the above, a relationship of Interim Sharing of the Eucharist beginning on October 1, 1989;
4. Request that an evaluation of this relationship be presented to the 1995 General Synod together with proposals for future relationships;
5. Encourage the development of a common Christian life and mission throughout both churches by such means as:
- a) The welcoming by congregations of the respective churches of communicants from the other church and the encouragement of their own communicants to receive Holy Communion in churches of the other tradition, both where pastoral need arises and when ecumenical occasions make this appropriate,
- b) the sponsoring of joint celebrations of the eucharist after consultation with the diocesan/synodical bishops concerned, using the eucharistic rite appropriate to the presiding minister (Book of Common Prayer or Book of Alternative Services for Anglicans and Lutheran Book of Worship for Lutherans) with an ordained minister of the other church assisting.
Evaluations of such joint celebrations of the Holy Communion should be shared with the bishops of the diocese/synod concerned, and with the ecumenical officers of the respective churches.
The presence of an ordained minister of each church at the altar in this way represents two churches expressing unity in faith and baptism as well as recognizing that there are remaining divisions which they are seeking to overcome. This implies neither rejection nor final recognition of the other church's eucharist or ministry,
- c) the fostering of:
-- i) regular prayer and intercession for the other church and its leadership,
-- ii) local study groups in which the Holy Scriptures as well as the historical and theological traditions of each church are examined,
-- iii) pastoral agreements which permit a minister of either communion to serve the people of both churches in sparsely populated and isolated areas of Canada,
-- iv) shared use of physical facilities,
-- v) common programs of education and outreach,
-- vi) reciprocal attendance at services of ordination and installation, although not yet participation in the laying on of hands,
-- vii) theological exchanges by invitations to theologians of the other church to make presentations at conventions, conferences and retreats,
-- viii) co-operation in areas of social ministry;
6. Call for the communication of this resolution to the Anglican Consultative Council and the Lutheran World Federation, and to those churches with which each church is in dialogue or communion. CARRIED Act 40
Subjects
Interim sharing of the Eucharist
Intercommunion
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada - Relations - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church - Relations - Anglican Church of Canada
Shared ministry - Canada
Christian union - Canada
Ecumenical movement - Canada
Canadian Lutheran-Anglican Dialogue (CLAD)
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A lively option : voices from shared ministry congregations

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog3574
Publication Date
1994
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 675.5 L5 1994
Place
[Penticton BC]
Publisher
[s.n.]
Publication Date
1994
Physical_Description
[iv], 79 [+1] p. ; 21.5 x 13.5 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
Cover title.
"Printed 1994 [by] Speedy Printing, Penticton".
"A project of the Inter-Church/Inter-Faith Relations Committee, B.C. Conference, The United Church of Canada".
"Project Coordinator and Editor: Rev. G. Harvie Barker." -- inside front cover.
Contents: Preface / G. Harvie Barker, Editor, Inter-Church and Inter-Faith Committee, British Columbia Conference, The United Church of Canada --With Renewed Determination: Unity-Meridien Pastoral Charge / Susan Conly -- Impulse Toward Unity has Early Beginnings: Portneuf Pastoral Charge / Amy J. Kupecz --Friendships Established Prevent Potential Difficulties: Windermere Valley Pastoral Charge / Mark K. Laird -- Advantages of Shared Ministry: Windermere Valley Pastoral Charge / Jaryl McIsaac -- Shared Ministry Planned While TOwn Being Constructed: Pinawa Christian Fellowship / John Guthrie -- Churches Follow Lead of Schools: Musdquodoboit Pastoral Charge / Wanda Smith and Donald Hutchinson -- Tragedies, Illness, and Disappointments Draw People Together / Heather Labrie --Goodwill to Accept Changes and Work Together: Trinity United Church, Shawinigan, Quebec / Dorothy Jomini -- United Church Member Confirmed by Anglican Bishop: Lynn Lake (Manitoba) Shared Ministry / Harvie Baker --Leadership of Minister Crucial in Shared Ministry; Shuswap Lakes (B.C.) Shared Ministry / Hubert M. Butcher -- We've Only Just Begin: The United Presbyterian Pastoral Charge of St. Ann's / Sharon MacDonald -- Shared Ministry Arrangements May Change in Future: St. Andrew's United Church, Trois Rivieres, Quebec / Marie Skramstad -- Map: Approximate Locations of Shared Ministries in This Booklet -- Learning About Ourselves from Others: Manning-Deadwood (Alberta) Pastoral Charge / Will Sparks -- Dwindling Numbers and Finances Lead to Union: The Beauharnois-Valleyfield (Quebec) Pastoral Charge / Ethel Coleman -- Faith, Prayer, and Work for Justice Describe This Shared Ministry: St. Columba's Port Hardy B.C. / Bill Laurie -- Goodwill in Shared Ministry: High Level (Alberta) Ecumenical / David Wood -- We Are Survivors: Campbell-Stone United Church, Calgary, Alberta / Judy Egli -- A Unique Sense of Grace: St. Paul's, Tumbler Ridge, B.C. / Brent Neumann -- Shared Ministry Responds to Rural Realities: Turtle River (Saskatchewan) Parish / Donald Skinner -- Outreach More Important Than a Building: Pinawa (Manitoba) Christian Fellowship / Harvie Baker -- Shared Ministry With an International Flavor: The International (Saskatchewan and North Dakota) Pastoral Charge / Kay Wilson -- A Unique Shared Ministry: Logan Lake (B.C.) Community Church / John F. Hoekstra -- Power Struggles in Shared Ministry / Christopher J.L. Lind -- Newness Arises from Cooperation and Growth: Gold River Pastoral Charge / G. Jennifer Hansen -- Shared Ministry: A Challenging Option to Consider: Naramata (B.C.) Community Church / Sid Rowles.
A series of short comments and reflections by individuals in shared ministry situations. All ministries are those of United Church of Canada and one other, including Anglican, Presbyterian and/or Lutheran. Includes Anglican contributors.
Added Entry
Barker, Harvie (G. Harvie)
Butcher, Hubert M.
Coleman, Ethel
Conly, Susan
Egli, Judy
Guthrie, John
Hansen, G. Jennifer
Hockstra, John F.
Hutchinson, Donald
Jomini, Dorothy
Kupecz, Amy J.
Labrie, Heather
Laird, Mary K.
Laurie, Bill
Lind, Christopher James Langbourne, 1953-2014
MacDonald, Sharon
McIsaac, Jaryl
Neumann, Brent
Rowles, Sid
Skinner, Donald
Skramstad, Marie
Smith, Wanda
Sparks, Will
Wilson, Kay
Wood, David
Subjects
Cooperative ministry
Interdenominational cooperation
Christian union
Cooperative ministry - United Church of Canada
Interdenominational cooperation - United Church of Canada
Cooperative ministry - Anglican Church of Canada
Interdenominational cooperation - Anglican Church of Canada
Shared ministry - Canada
Christian union - Canada
Call Number
BV 675.5 L5 1994
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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A Lutheran, and Anglican, and a United walk into a church

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article40054
Author
Forget, André
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2015 September
Author
Forget, André
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2015 September
Volume
141
Issue
7
Page
9
Notes
Story is one of a Focus series on the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior.
"At first glance, there seems to be an error on the sign outside the small white church in this community [of Barriere, BC], located 66 km north of Kamloops. 'ST PAUL', it reads, without the usual period following the 'ST'. But it is no error -- the sign, though it refers to the saint, is actually a clever acronym: 'Serving Together, Parish of Anglicans, United and Lutherans'. The Church of St. Paul, a parish with a Lutheran pastor and a mixed Anglican and United Church congregation, is an arrangement that has become increasingly common across the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (APCI), where small communities are spread out across hundreds of kilometres of rugged, mountainous terrain". The rector of the parish is Lutheran pastor the Rev. Brian Krushel. The present St. Paul's Church in Barriere is an amalgamation of the former Anglican Church of the Redeemer and Barriere United Church.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (APCI) - Parishes
Shared ministry - Canada
Shared ministry - Anglican Church of Canada
Shared ministry - Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Shared ministry - United Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - United Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Krushel, Brian
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