This Saturday, March 5th, an Electoral College, representing the fifty Anglican chaplains serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, will select the first Bishop Ordinary to be elected by members of the Military Ordinariate.   Previously this post was appointed by the head of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Primate.  

Primate Fred with our retiring Ordinary, Bishop Peter Coffin

Primate Fred Hiltz’ charge to the Electoral College may be found here.  In this ten minute video, the Primate offers reflections not only on this election, but on the task of military chaplains, and on the role of the Holy Spirit in the deliberations of the church.   It is a very helpful short meditation on this aspect of Anglican ecclesilogy.

I have always appreciated the Primate’s support of me and my fellow Anglican chaplains, and thank him for the way he has guided us through this process.