GREETINGS FROM ASSEMBLY 2023
Greetings from ‘Assembly 2023’ in Calgary Alberta under the theme, ‘Let there be greening’.
We are Elizabeth, Jay, Nancy, Carol, Patricia, Grace, Charles, Marshall and +Anne and we are privileged to be your delegates from the Dioceses of Algoma and Moosonee.
We are well into the daily rhythm of this second gathering of our Full Communion partners. It is a real joy and gift to be with our ELCIC siblings in Christ. When we are all together in Assembly we are more than 425 followers of Jesus in one room. In the coming days we will consider entering into a new Full Communion partnership with the Moravian Church.
Our daily rhythm includes times of prayer and worship throughout the day; times of Bible study and fellowship as we gather for conversation in our table groups and at meals. Through these times we see the beauty, the brokenness, the strength, the diversity and the resiliency of our beloved Church.
Over the last few days we have also spent time in difficult but respectful discussions around some controversial topics.
There is much for us to reflect upon from our time in Calgary. It will take some time for us to distill all we have learned, all we have shared, all we have borne witness to. We are committed to preparing a report and sharing it with you by the middle of July.
As we are praying for you while we are away from you, we ask you to pray for us and for all of the delegates attending Assembly 2023.
Wishing you a beautiful Canada Day weekend,
Love and blessings,
+Anne and delegates
Our Primate, Archbishop Linda Nicholls at the opening Eucharist of General Synod
Archbishop Linda Nicholls and Bishop Susan Johnson – Full Communion partners at Assembly 2023
The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Green (Church of the Epiphany) proclaimed the gospel of the day on the first morning of General Synod.
The delegates from Algoma and Moosonee, along with our National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop and Tracy Mittleholtz from the ELCIC. Missing from the picture is Elizabeth Green.