UPDATE – Tonight, 11 JUL 2016, the resolution to bring marriage equality to the ACoC failed in the House of Clergy by 1 vote. It passed by the needed 2/3s majority in the Houses of Bishops & Laity. A motion to reconsider the vote on the resolution was defeated.
During his sermon for the opening eucharist for the Anglican Church of Canada’s 2016 triennial synod, the most Revd Fred Hiltz, reminded those gathered that the Canadian Church had passed through questions of inclusion a number of times since it’s first synod held in 1893.
The Anglican Church of Canada has been directly involved with material and financial support of the Anglican church of Cuban with the Canadian Primate’s participation in the Metropolitan Council of Cuba. However, the Canadian Primate, the Most Revd Fred Hiltz, has stated recently to his church that the continued participation of the ACoC in the life of the Cuban church at this point is unknown. The Cuban church has made a request to General Convention to reunite with TEC.
They are calling it the queer Eucharist. It is sparsely attended some evenings. The service is the idea of the parish priest, the Revd Samantha Caravan. Last fall she suggested the service to her parish to reach out to folks who have felt alienated by the Church’s historic opposition to sexual minorities.