Church of the East in Canada formalised
itself as a self-governing body during 2003.
Some of the highlights of the past year were:
- We finished work on some of the courses and
training material that had to be adapted to the 1st world setting in
Canada and USA. The next phase, funds allowing, will be to publish
it and make available as booklets. In the mean time we are working
on getting the information to you online.
- Final Phase Seminary Training and Ordination of
South African minister Rev. Priyah+ was made possible by the South Western
Ontario group. Rev. Priyah was ordained during Sept in Wallaceburg
after his 8-week crash course. The course was fully packed over 14
hours per day and 6 days per week but before he left Rev. Priyah could fit
in a quick visit to The Pinery Nature Reserve and Niagara Falls--we simply
could not allow him to depart from here thinking all of Canada is like the
inside of the training centre.
Some things to look forward to in 2004.
- Hatha Yoga Philosophy course online by February.
- Yoga of Jesus Philosophy course online by April.
- Seminary training and preparation for ordination
as Youth Minister of South African candidate Nomzamo Gaqelo. Nomzamo
will join the Seminary program in between February and July of this year.
She presently works at St. Magadhalene Church in Hillbrow in Johannesburg --
the oldest (active) Church of the East community in South Africa.
Nomzamo will be the first Youth Minister to be ordained in South Africa.
Sponsorship for her training in Canada came from Ohio district, Amsterdam
(Netherlands) and Ontario district. Nomzamo was granted a student
loan for the balance of the costs for her trip--a cost she says, "she
carries with a smile".
- We hope to get help with the web site when
a volunteer from South Africa arrives later this year.
The calendar for classes in Initiation, baptism and
ordination to junior office will be posted as soon as we receive the
schedule in February.
Devotional services are scheduled to start in
Wallaceburg as of the 1st week in April, and in London as of the 1st week in
If you are interested to assist in organising
Provincial and/or local communities--the time is now! Your help is much
needed and will be highly appreciated. Please offer your services via
the communications in the members-only website.
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