Anglican Church of Canada approves inclusive language Psalter

May 29, 2019 by

from Anglican Samizdat: The Anglican Church of Canada’s liturgical butchers have been labouring diligently on expunging all traces of Davidic toxic patriarchy from the psalms. Their efforts have been rewarded by the publishing of the Inclusive Language Liturgical Psalter whose crowning achievement is to use “alternative wordings and/or sentence structures to eliminate the use of predominantly masculine language.” Thus, rather than Psalm 1 beginning: Blessed is the man that walketh not in the...

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Ontario House of Bishops declares support of Kevin Robertson and same-sex spouse ahead of Lambeth 2020

May 3, 2019 by

by Tali Folkin, Anglican Journal: The Ontario House of Bishops is lending its voice to the diocese of Toronto’s College of Bishops in publicly supporting Kevin Robertson, area bishop of York-Scarborough in the diocese of Toronto, and his same-sex spouse, Mohan Sharma, in the ongoing controversy about the invitation of spouses to the Lambeth Conference in 2020. In a statement released Wednesday, May 1, the ecclesiastical province’s House of Bishops announced it had met in April and discussed,...

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Evangelically-raised students ‘come home’ to Anglican tradition

Apr 15, 2019 by

by Tali Folkins, Anglican Journal: Note: In a companion piece to this article, the three current and recent theological students cited below talk about why they aspire to the priesthood in a time of uncertainty for the church. When the Anglican Journal spoke with Christine Ivy, Tom Hubschmid and Caleb Upton, it became apparent that they had something in common: all three aspiring priests had come to Anglicanism in their adulthood after an upbringing in more evangelical denominations. Upton,...

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Toronto Bishop Kevin Robertson invited to Canterbury

Feb 8, 2019 by

from Anglican Samizdat: The Diocese of Toronto’s Bishop Kevin Robertson married his same-sex partner in 2018. On February 7th 2019, Justin Welby welcomed him and 29 other bishops to Lambeth Palace. He is in the second to last row fifth from the left wearing a similar grin to the one he sported in his wedding photo: […] Not much confirmation is needed on where Justin Welby stands on same-sex marriage but, for those who remain unconvinced that he fully supports it, inviting a male bishop...

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Anglican Communion Alliance of Canada responds to Toronto gay episcopal wedding

Jan 30, 2019 by

from Anglican Ink: The Diocese of Toronto, the most prominent and populous of Canadian Anglican dioceses, issued a congratulatory news release on Dec. 28 announcing that a bishop of that diocese had been married in a same-sex ceremony at St. James’ Cathedral, with Bishop Susan Bell of the Diocese of Niagara officiating and Archbishop Colin Johnson and Bishop Andrew Asbil in attendance. We realize that some may see this as a personal matter, but given the public nature of the event and those...

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Toronto Bishop Kevin Robertson marries same sex partner at cathedral

Dec 30, 2018 by

from the Toronto Diocesan website: The Diocese of Toronto congratulates Bishop Kevin Robertson and Mr. Mohan Sharma, who were married today at St. James Cathedral in the presence of their two children, their families and many friends, including Archbishop Colin Johnson and Bishop Andrew Asbil. (Bishop Kevin and Mohan, who have been a couple since 2009, had their relationship blessed in 2016 according to the Pastoral Guidelines of the Diocese of Toronto and are now married under the marriage...

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