Resolution Number: A126
Subject: Motion to Authorize the Prayer for Reconciliation with the Jewish Peoples
Moved By: The Rt. Rev. Bruce Myers
Seconded By: The Rev. Dr. Karen Egan
Be it resolved that this General Synod:

Authorize for use in The Anglican Church of Canada the following contemporary language collect for Reconciliation with the Jewish People:

O GOD, who has chosen Israel to be your inheritance: Have mercy on us and forgive us for violence and wickedness against our brother Jacob; the arrogance of our hearts and minds has deceived us, and shame has covered our face. Take away all pride and prejudice in us, and grant that we, together with the people you first made your own, may attain to the fullness of redemption which you have promised; to the honour and glory of your most holy Name. Amen.

Source: Faith, Worship, and Ministry Coordinating Committee

Submitted By: Faith, Worship, and Ministry Coordinating Committee

Does this motion contain within it any financial implications? 

If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications? 

Yes     No


This item relates to the General Synod first reading resolution in 2019 to authorize the replacement of the “4th Collect,” For the Conversion of the Jews, on page 41 of the Book of Common Prayer (1962). It is a faithful rendering of that prayer into contemporary language. The Faith, Worship, and Ministry Committee encourages its use widely, including in connection with Holocaust Remembrance or in response to anti-Semitic hatred and violence.  



In the normal course, an ordinary motion must be passed by a majority of the members of General Synod present and voting together.

Six members of General Synod may, prior to the question being put, require a vote by Orders, with a majority of each Order being necessary to pass 

If a question passes on a Vote by Orders, any six members (two from each of three different dioceses) may immediately before the next item of business require a vote to be taken by dioceses.  A motion passes if a majority (or a tie) of dioceses vote in favour.

Source: Sections 4 and 5 of the Declaration of Principles and sections 18, 19 and 20 of the Rules of Order and Procedure.

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