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聖公會特質

基督教體系

加拿大聖公會是普世基督教體系的一份子,全世界有超過二十億基督教信徒。

基督徒相信遠在第一世紀在巴勒斯坦地區傳道的那位猶太宣教士、拿撒勒人耶穌是上帝的兒子,衪道成肉身來到世間。我們相信祂的降世、捨命和復活救贖了世人。我們遵從祂的教導處世為人。

以下是基督教的四大派別:

  1. 正教Orthodox:分為東正教Eastern Orthodox、東方東正教Oriental Orthodox
  2. 羅馬天主教Roman Catholic
  3. 聖公會Anglican
  4. 新教Protestant

新教和羅馬天主教兩派的傳統皆對聖公會有所影響。

若你對基督教體系全不知情,請登入The Church of England online(英國聖公會網頁)去探索主耶穌基督是誰,和認識基督教信仰。

聖公會

聖公會信仰的根基源自早期教會的豐富傳統,並經歷了多個世紀的革新。

聖公會信徒

  • 信奉聖經為基要的教義權威
  • 接受[使徒信經]和[尼吉亞信經]的信仰陳述
  • 實踐基督親自設立的兩個聖禮:聖洗禮和聖餐禮
  • 承傳主教統轄制度(主教們的職份是繼承自第一批的使徒,代代相傳承傳至今的)

全球聖公會的教會有共通的信仰理念、禮儀和崇拜形式,以各地母語和本色化的傳統舉行敬拜和聖禮。

分佈在世界各地共一百六十五個國家的聖公會教會聯合組成「普世聖公宗」,成員超過八千萬人。各地方的牧區、教區和教省在「普世聖公宗」這個大家庭內保持密切聯繫,以禱告和分享資源互相扶持。

「普世聖公宗」內每個國家或地域的教區,都享有獨立自主權,都以英國的坎特伯里大主教為屬靈領袖,並作為主要的團結標記。

聖公會歷史

加拿大聖公會根源於英國聖公會。自三世紀以來基督教已傳入英國。在十六世紀的宗教改革期間,英國聖公會脫離了羅馬天主教會,成為獨立宗派。在英國聖公會網址,可提供更詳盡的有關資料。

聖公會的信仰和教義,在英國以外的發展和傳揚,可分以下兩個階段:

  1. 由十七世紀開始,在各處的英屬殖民地建立聖公會教會,計有美國、澳洲、加拿大、紐西蘭、南非、印度、西印度群島和圭亞那等地。
  2. 由十八世紀開始,傳教士們在亞洲、非洲和拉丁美洲各地成立聖公會教會。

有關加拿大聖公會的歷史,可瀏覽加拿大聖公會網址A Brief History參看更詳盡的資料。

還想知多些有關聖公會的教義和基督教信仰嗎?你的牧區牧師甚樂意給你講解多些。網址Find a Church/Cleric可協助你找到最接近你家居的教會和牧者。

串連網 Links

以下是幫助你找到更多資料的網站:

在加拿大

St. James Cathedral, Toronto

the cathedral church of this diocese

St. John’s Convent

home of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine in Toronto

Anglican Church of Canada

the national Anglican Church

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

our partners in full communion

Dioceses and ecclesiastical provinces

the local and regional areas of the Anglican Church of Canada

The Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario

includes the dioceses of Algoma, Huron, Moosonee, Niagara, Ontario, Ottawa and Toronto

Anglican Church Women (Toronto)

a ministry that affirms the gifts of all Anglican women

Anglican Cursillo Movement

structuring our Christian lives to make a difference in the world

Anglican Fellowship of Prayer

encourages the ministry of prayer in Canada

Anglican Foundation of Canada

supports ministry within the Anglican Church of Canada

The Canadian Bible Society

encourages the use of the Bible throughout Canada

Trinity College

Anglican college at the University of Toronto, including a divinity school

Wycliffe College

an Anglican graduate school of theology at the University of Toronto

Centre for Christian Studies

national theological school of the Anglican and United churches

Anglican Renewal Ministries of Canada

helps lead churches into renewal

Contemplative Fire Canada

a fresh expression of church

Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund

the Canadian Anglican response for emergency relief, refugees, development and justice

justgeneration.ca

youth initiative of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund

KAIROS

ecumenical movement for ecological justice and human rights

Mission to Seafarers

promotes the well-being of seafarers and their families

Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada

focused on social justice, women’s issues, ecumenism, and the growth of women’s spirituality

在世界各地

The Anglican Communion Office:

the worldwide Anglican Church

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer:

prayer cycle from the Anglican Communion

The Church of England:

the Anglican Church in England

The Archbishop of Canterbury

the spiritual head of the global Anglican Communion

The Episcopal Church of the United States:

the Anglican Church in the US

 

World Council of Churches:

worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity

The National Council of Churches USA:

a leading force for ecumenical cooperation in the US

Anglicans Online:

an independent site providing news and resources about Anglican church life

Christian Inquiry Agency:

common questions and topics about Christianity

The Church Times:

independent Anglican newspaper based in the UK

Faith Encouragement Ministries:

support God’s people in their Christian journey

 

Quiet Garden Movement:

nurtures low-cost, accessible outdoor space for prayer

 

The Revised Common Lectionary

a three-year cycle of readings used by many churches

 

The Society of Mary:

dedicated to loving and honouring the Blessed Virgin Mary