This is big news, folks. Not only is the Most Rev. John R. Clarke the Bishop of Athabasca, he is also the Archbishop of Rupert’s land. The Anglican realignment is in full swing! –Ed.
The Synod of the Diocese of Athabasca Affirms the Solemn Declaration of 1893 (the founding declaration of the Anglican Church of Canada)
Resolution # 2008-16 – BE IT RESOLVED that the Diocese of Athabasca reaffirm and uphold its foundational theology as expressed in The Solemn Declaration of 1893 as complete and accurate in every part, and consequently,
* That this synod repudiates those actions of the Anglican Church of Canada and its constituent parts which are contrary to the Solemn Declaration in any way;
* That this synod affirms and encourages the stand of those who have declared a like understanding of Anglican theology as expressed in the Solemn Declaration;
* That this synod directs the Secretary of Synod to memorialize Council of General Synod of this motion.
The Synod of the Diocese of Athabasca is in communion with the ANiC and the Province of the Southern Cone.
Resolution # 2008-11 – BE IT RESOLVED that the Synod of the Diocese of Athabasca inform the parishes and the bishops who have joined the Anglican Network in Canada and the Province of the Southern Cone that we are in full communion with them.
The Synod of the Diocese of Athabasca expresses it’s displeasure with bishops from other dioceses (for taking ANIC to court)
Resolution # 2008-12 – BE IT RESOLVED that the Synod of the Diocese of Athabasca express its dismay that bishops of dioceses have resorted to secular courts when parishes within those dioceses have found it necessary to align themselves with the Anglican Network in Canada and the Province of the Southern Cone.
Some important motions regarding abortion also passed. See more at: www.dioath.ca/news.htm