Anglican Deacons Canada/Angli-Diacres Canada (ADC) [AADC]

Founded in 2000, Anglican Deacons Canada/Angli-Diacres Canada was a response to the increasing number of Deacons in Canada and the sense that an association was needed which would be centred on Canadian Anglican practice and concerns.

Since that time, AADC has held triennial conferences, the last of which was in Victoria, B.C. in 2017 and the next will be at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario in June of 2020 with the theme “Deacons in Community”.

The organization is led by a Board of Directors, representing all the Ecclesiastical Provinces of the Anglican Church in Canada; elections are held at each Triennial Conference.  Currently, membership includes 84 individuals and 13 dioceses.

ADC Vision: Deacons, by the stirring of the Holy Spirit, proclaim the inclusive and challenging love of God in Christ through action, prayer, and prophetic story to enable the Kingdom to be realized in the world.
ADC Values:
The Diaconate is a different and equal order within the Anglican Church called to respond to the “needs, hopes and concerns of the world to the church”.

ADC:

  • Supports: aspirants, postulants, and Deacons through education and relationship.
  • Educates:  provides information and opportunities for accessible training and continuing education.
  • Advocates:  for systemic change and reconciliation locally and globally through prophetic action, education and prayer.  
  • Communication:  Facebook, Website, email and Salt and Light Newsletter.

https://www.anglicandeacons.ca/

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Blessing for January 31, 2021Bless you in the name of the one who astonished and amazed the people with the authority and power ofhis kin-dom vision teaching andhis gracious healing.Every day and every hour,may you continue to be deeply astonished and amazed,may you know wonder and the presence of the holy,may you grow in faith and wisdom,may you live lives of service and love. ...
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Prayers for January 31, 2021Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany*Mark 1:21-28*They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, Jesus entered the synagogue and taught.They were astounded at his teaching,for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit,and he cried out,“What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth?Have you come to destroy us?I know who you are, the Holy One of God.”But Jesus rebuked him, saying,“Be silent, and come out of him!”And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another,“What is this? A new teaching—with authority!He[[a](www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%201%3A21-28&version=NRSV#fen-NRSV-24240a)] commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.”At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.*Prayer*Jesus of Nazareth,Holy One of God, who came to Capernaum,come again to your people in Canada and the Caribbean, in Africa and Asia and Australia, in Europe and the United States of America.Enter our times of worship all around the globe, all across the internet, in all the modes of pandemic pivoting.Open our hearts, minds, and spirits,that we might, once again, be astonished by the power of your vision,that we might, once again, be amazed by the authority of your teaching,that we might, once again, be awestruck by the wonder of your healing grace.Holy One of God: Healer, heal us. Drive out all that is unsacred and unholy and unhealthy. Rebuke the spirits of hatred and animosity. Silence the voices of dis-ease and division. Cure the demons of indifference and apathy.Jesus of Nazareth: Teacher, teach us. Nurture us with tender mercy. Strengthen us with courageous love. Transform our lives in the vibrant truth of your kin-dom goals. Bend the arc of our ministries toward justice and reconciliation, dignity and decency, kindness and grace. ...
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