Illuminating Orthodoxy

In Canadian Anglicanism

Our Vision is to be a theological and spiritual rallying point for historic Christian orthodoxy in the Anglican Church of Canada.

The Anglican Communion Alliance is a national organization representing Canadian Anglicans, coast to coast to coast. We have grown out of the grassroots response of Anglicans to the crisis that has been developing in our church over the past 50 years.

The ACA endeavors to be a rallying place for faithful Canadian Anglicans who want to see the Anglican Church of Canada embrace and live by the principles of its own constitution as set forth in the Solemn Declaration of 1893, and clarified in the Montreal Declaration of Anglican Essentials of 1994. We are striving to assist the efforts of all Anglicans in this country who wish to see their church remain in full membership with the global Anglican Communion. To that end, we support the Anglican Covenant and urge our church to endorse it and pattern our relationships with other Anglicans by it.

While being organizationally separate from the orthodox in other Anglican jurisdictions in Canada, we continue in informal fellowship with them in the cause of the Gospel while addressing the specific situation within our own Anglican Church of Canada.

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“SHAPES OF WORK AND WORSHIP”A Reflection by the Rev. Dr. Peter ArmstrongOne of the treasures of Anglican identity is our liturgy – the shape of our common worship, the core of a Christian community’s life. All of us participate in it, and our piety is shaped by it. Yet many lay people – and I suspect, more than a few people in holy orders themselves – don’t seem to recognize that our liturgy is not a hodgepodge of separate elements, nor the construct of a local parish priest or bishop. Liturgy – to draw from Dom Gregory Dix – has a shape: We are called to be drawn in, and in our eucharistic celebrations, we engage with the written Word, worship and pray, and share communion with Jesus Christ together.For parish priests – particularly, perhaps, for those who take Monday as their sabbath – our weeks of ministry have had a shape as well, from catching up on messages Tuesday morning, building to a crescendo on Sunday mornings, the chief focus of our public ministries.That was before COVID-19. Throughout Canada, in-person Sunday worship was rudely interrupted in the middle of Lent, and then, in much of Canada west of the Atlantic provinces, has been disrupted again around Christmas. Many of our services are pre-recorded and shared as we are able. Meanwhile, the sheep find the pastures which feed them best (or are most attractive), through the wonder of the internet.Have we considered, though, the degree to which the current pandemic has disrupted the shape of our weekly rhythms, leading to Sunday morning worship? The significance of celebrating Christ’s resurrection on a Sunday has already been diminished for decades in our culture with Sunday shopping. The effects of the pandemic have magnified this trend.My hope is that we will not regard this season as a temporary time to carry out only a minimum of worship, in anticipation of a return (we think!) to the old days of early 2019, once there are lots of vaccinations. Rather, we need to re-develop the rhythms of liturgy and ministry in our current circumstances, for the Church’s benefit, and for God’s greater glory. ... See MoreSee Less
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