Key Documents & Resources
The Solemn Declaration of 1893
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
We, the Bishops, together with the Delegates from the Clergy and Laity of the Church of England in the Dominion of Canada, now assembled in the first General Synod, hereby make the following Solemn Declaration:
We declare this Church to be, and desire that it shall continue, in full communion with the Church of England throughout the world, as an integral portion of the One Body of Christ composed of Churches which, united under the One Divine Head and in the fellowship of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, hold the One Faith revealed in Holy Writ, and defined in the Creeds as maintained by the undivided primitive Church in the undisputed Ecumenical Councils; receive the same Canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as containing all things necessary to salvation; teach the same Word of God;
partake of the same Divinely ordained Sacraments, through the ministry of the same Apostolic Orders; and worship One God and Father through the same Lord Jesus Christ, by the same Holy and Divine Spirit who is given to them that believe to guide them into all truth.
And we are determined by the help of God to hold and maintain the Doctrine, Sacraments, and Discipline of Christ as the Lord hath commanded in his Holy Word, and as the Church of England hath received and set forth the same in ‘The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the Church of England; together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches; and the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons’; and in the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion; and to transmit the same unimpaired to our posterity.
Parish Teaching Resources
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Discerning General Synod
Resources on General Synod's Marriage Canon votes
Jesus on Marriage
Rev. Sam Allberry explains how the message of Jesus on marriage is life-giving.
Evaluating This Holy Estate
This Holy Estate
Call for Responses
Concerns about "This Holy Estate"
Evaluating 'This Holy Estate':
Sidelining Indigenous Voices
Gracious Restraint bishops' July 2016 Response to General Synod's 1st reading of Resolution A051-R2 to amend the Marriage Canon
ACA & Communion Partners Canada: Vancouver Statement on General Synod 2019 & the Marriage Canon
Conferences & Lectures
Important Theological Videos
God’s Purpose for Marriage – Part I
Dr. Ephraim Radner discusses God’s plan for marriage at St. Matthew’s Riverdale, November 8th, 2016.
God’s Purpose for Marriage – Part II
Dr. Ephraim Radner discusses God’s plan for marriage at St. Matthew’s Riverdale, November 21st, 2016.
Where Is Unity in a Theologically Divided Church? (Morning Session)
Dr. Ephriam Radner speaks at the Anglican Communion Alliance Conference
Where Is Unity in a Theologically Divided Church? (Afternoon Session)
Dr. Catherine Sider-Hamilton and Dr. Gary Thorne speak at the Anglican Communion Alliance Conference in March, 2017.
Scripture & Ecclesial Futurology
Dr. Ephraim Radner speaks at the Wycliffe Centre for Scripture and Theology Fall 2015 Colloquium.
Thinking about Homosexuality
Dr. Ephraim Radner speaks at the Thinking? Toronto Conference on April 23rd, 2016