On September 29th, the Anglican East NL team once again made it from Cape Spear to the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, either on foot or by bicycle, raising money for the work of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund. This year, the money raised is going to help the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, which helps get food to those who need it around the world. Congratulations to all who participated, and thank you to all who donated.The team about to leave Cape Spear. This year’s team included three priests: Canon David Burrows (The Parish of the Ascension), Canon Amanda Taylor (The Parish of St. Lawrence), and The Rev’d Jonathan Rowe (The Parish of St. Michael and All Angels).The team, safe and sound at their destination, with Cathedral rector, The Ven. Roger Whalen.
From the October issue of Anglican Life:
On September 5th, 1978, the Report of the Tri-Diocesan Committee on the Role of Queen’s College recommended that upon the appointment of the new provost there be a “study of theological education on behalf of the three diocese to recommend and implement appropriate programs …” September 5th, 2018, was the 40th Anniversary of that critical and courageous decision to launch a new age for theological education at Queen’s College and in the province. The new Provost at the time, The Rev’d Dr. Canon Frank Cluett, facilitated the work of the Commission on the Future Role of Queen’s College, which presented its Report to the Corporation on April 27, 1981. Canon Cluett then led the development of a renewed curriculum and Faculty of Theology at Queen’s College.
This is also the 50th Anniversary of the move of Queen’s College Faculty of Theology from Forest Road to the campus of Memorial University. The initial move was in March 1968. September 1968 launched the start of the first full academic year in the Main Building. Field and Spencer Halls, which were part of Queen’s College, had moved in September 1967.
Read all about these anniversaries and the celebrations that were held in the October 2018 issue of Anglican Life which comes out soon!
The eagle is often used in our Anglican churches as part of the lectern, from which the lessons are read during worship. The Bible is rested on the eagle’s outstretched wings or on its back. This use of the eagle comes from several different possible sources, including the theory that eagles fly the highest of all birds, and can therefore get the closest to heaven. Another theory is that eagles were believed by ancient peoples to be able to look directly at the sun without harming their eyes, and we believe that Christians are able to look at the Bible, the Word of God, and be equally unharmed.
The eagle is also used as a symbol of St. John the Apostle, who some will argue has the clearest writing about the divine nature of Jesus Christ.
In use as a symbol since the Middle Ages, several examples are still in existence of medieval eagle lecterns. The one shown here is in the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin Church in St. John’s, NL.
At a short ceremony on Friday, August 17th, the parish of All Saints’, Foxtrap, became a full member of the Compass Rose Society The parish has been raising funds for the past number of years, and they presented their membership fee to Bishop Philip Poole, who remains an active member in the Canadian Compass Rose Society. More information on the Compass Rose society can be found in the October issue of Anglican Life.
A group of teenagers from the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador attended CLAY (Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth) in Thunder Bay last summer. Their full story and more photographs will be in the October issue of Anglican Life.
From Karen Brake, Vice-chair of the Kildevil Camp and Conference Centre:
We are inviting all Killdevil Campers new and old, whether you were a young camper, a SIT, a staff ‘brat’, staff member or all of the above to come and join us in our festivities to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Killdevil Camp and Conference Centre.
Please mark MAY 25, 2019 on your calendar. Tell your friends and family and plan to come for the day or the night. Gather up your photos, your Killdevil camp shirt and your candle (if you still have it) for your visit. Spread the news! Watch for announcements of events for that weekend as well as our contact information. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, but more importantly, hoping to see many of you at Killdevil on Camp Day, May 25, 2019. Start planning! The Primate is already booked!