With only a few days left before the 2019 Anglican Tradition Conference begins, the schedule of talks and liturgical services has been released by the Society. Beginning with Solemn Mass on Friday evening, the conference will appropriately begin with the “source and summit” of the Christian life. Preceded by prelude music, including works by Victoria, Wesley, Willan, and Tallis, the mass will conclude with a Solemn Te Deum in thanksgiving for the tenth anniversary of Anglicanorum Coetibus.
After mass there will be a reception with Cardinal Collins, an opportunity for the AC Society to thank His Eminence for his service as the Holy See’s liaison ten years ago in helping to gather Canadian Anglican groups interested in forming the ordinariate in the Dominion of Canada, the groups that now constitute the Deanery of Saint John the Baptist.
On Saturday, the liturgical highlights will be Choral Mattins, and Evensong & Benediction. There will also be remarks from Bishop Lopes, David Warren, Fr Jack Barker, and Fr Derek Cross, as well as coffee breaks, time for socializing, a lunch, and another reception. The day will conclude with conference participants retiring to a nearby pub for dinner and fellowship.
On Sunday, all those who do not have to rush back to their home cities have been welcomed to join Toronto’s ordinariate community at St Thomas More’s for our regular Sunday mass.
Registrations are still being accepted at anglicantradition2019.eventbrite.com. We hope to see you there!