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    At St. John’s we strongly believe in serving and supporting the community. As a result, in addition to weekly worship, a major part of our Christian ministry includes volunteerism and outreach activities. In the past we have supported causes in London and around the world touching on issues including poverty, social justice, children’s issues and community health.

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    SCRIPTURE, REASON AND TRADITION


    Anglicans historically have recognized a three-fold source of authority in the Church: Scripture, Reason, and Tradition. Each of these three has a kind of priority, each is somewhat different in its function, and each depends on the other two. In discerning and applying these authorities Anglicans strive for consensus according to the principle laid down by Vincent of Lerins in the 5th century: that is truly catholic and is to be believed which has been believed always, everywhere, and by all (semper, ubique, et ab omnibus).

    That is, a particular teaching is most likely to be true to Scripture, reason, and tradition, if it is ancient and has been widely received and taught, not just by this Church or that, but by a consensus of the Churches through time and space. Particularly clear examples of consensus teaching are the doctrinal definitions of the ancient Ecumenical Councils. These definitions were reached in the first instance by meetings in which the whole Church was represented, and then were received by the consensus of that whole Church over time.

    Richard Hooker

    One of the earliest understandings of the concept of integrating Scripture, reason, and tradition comes from Richard Hooker. He argues that the Church has authority to establish governance and order (reason) and that though it has authority in doctrine, it cannot deviate from the faith that has been handed on to it (tradition):

    Be it in matter of the one kind or of the other, what Scripture doth plainly deliver, to that the first place both of credit and obedience is due; the next where-unto is whatsoever any man can necessarily conclude by force of reason; after these the voice of the Church succeedeth. That which the Church by her ecclesiastical authority shall probably think and define to be true or good, must in congruity of reason overrule all other inferior judgments whatsoever.
    Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, book V, 8:2

    Hooker, therefore, believes that there is a clear or plain sense in Scripture. Because it is clear, it needs no interpretation and should simply be believed. He then argues that reason and the Church, by which he means tradition, hold sway. Where the Church rules on something that is in accord with reason, this overrules any other opinions or theories on offer.

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    Unknown man, formerly known as Richard Hooker by Unknown artist
    oil on panel, 16th century. This unusual object has rarely been displayed. It was given to the Gallery in 1890 when it was thought to be a portrait of the Protestant theologian Richard Hooker. The identity of the sitter is unknown but it is probably a Dutch or Flemish patron The composition on the other side was originally thought to be a fragment from an earlier painting that had been broken up and then reused in order to make the portrait. Re-examination of the portrait has shown that both sides of the wooden panel support were painted at the same time. Given the subject matter of the composition, which relates to resurrection, and the pose of the sitter, it seems most likely that this panel once formed the wing or door of a small triptych altarpiece. The monochrome painting would have been visible on the front of the altarpiece when it was closed. When opened, the sitter in the portrait would have faced towards a central composition depicting a subject such as the Crucifixion. The hinged panel would probably have been mirrored by a portrait of another donor on the other wing.

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    In consultation with the Anglican bishops in Ontario, The Most Reverend Anne Germond, Metropolitan of Ontario, recommended late Friday night the temporary suspension of all public worship services, effective Sunday, March 15. “Gathering as a people of faith is important but God also summons us to seek the welfare of the cities in which we live and move and have our being”, says the Metropolitan, calling the measure “extraordinary” but ” consistent with the measures put in place by other civic institutions within our province, in an effort to impede the transmission of the coronavirus from person to person.” - The Most Reverend Anne Germond

    SERMONS & OTHER PRAYERS

    "The moment you wake up each morning, all your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists in shoving it all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other, larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in." - C.S. Lewis

    JANUARY

    09

    All Services Cancelled

    In consultation with the Anglican bishops in Ontario, The Most Reverend Anne Germond, Metropolitan of Ontario, recommended late Friday night the temporary suspension of all public worship services, effective Sunday, March 15. “Gathering as a people of faith is important but God also summons us to seek the welfare of the cities in which we live and move and have our being”, says the Metropolitan, calling the measure “extraordinary” but ” consistent with the measures put in place by other civic institutions within our province, in an effort to impede the transmission of the coronavirus from person to person.” - The Most Reverend Anne Germond

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    In consultation with the Anglican bishops in Ontario, The Most Reverend Anne Germond, Metropolitan of Ontario, recommended late Friday night the temporary suspension of all public worship services, effective Sunday, March 15. “Gathering as a people of faith is important but God also summons us to seek the welfare of the cities in which we live and move and have our being”, says the Metropolitan, calling the measure “extraordinary” but ” consistent with the measures put in place by other civic institutions within our province, in an effort to impede the transmission of the coronavirus from person to person.” - The Most Reverend Anne Germond

    At St. John’s we strongly believe in serving and supporting the community. As a result, in addition to weekly worship, a major part of our Christian ministry includes volunteerism and outreach activities. In the past we have supported causes in London and around the world touching on issues including poverty, social justice, children’s issues and community health.

    © 2020 stjohnslondon.ca

    At St. John’s we strongly believe in serving and supporting the community. As a result, in addition to weekly worship, a major part of our Christian ministry includes volunteerism and outreach activities. In the past we have supported causes in London and around the world touching on issues including poverty, social justice, children’s issues and community health.

    © 2020 stjohnslondon.ca

    The Communion of the Apostles (La communion des apôtres): James Tissot, French, 1836-1902, From the portfolio/series, The Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ (La Vie de Notre-Seigneur Jésus-Christ) Opaque watercolour over graphite on gray wove paper. Painted in France 1886-1894/ Image: 9 7/16 x 13 1/2 in. (24 x 34.3 cm) Sheet: 9 7/16 x 13 1/2 in. (24 x 34.3 cm) Rom the European Art Collections. ACCESSION NUMBER 00.159.223

    Establishing the sacrament of Communion—in which the bread and wine of the Passover feast come to symbolize the body and blood of Christ—Jesus himself distributes the bread to each disciple, suggesting the intimacy each of them shared with him at this solemn moment. For the artist, this event marked not only the apostles’ liturgical initiation but also the beginning of Christ’s church on earth and the establishment of its most important tenets and rituals.

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