My dear Brothers in Christ:
On this New Year’s Eve, as we end the year of our Lord 2020 and welcome in 2021, may I extend to each of you, and through you to all the clergy and people of the Traditional Anglican Church, a blessed New Year.
2020 has been one of the most challenging years in recent memory. The novel coronavirus, coupled with its impact on our churches, clergy and people, continues to call upon our spiritual, pastoral and financial resources. Each of us knows of relatives, friends, and parishioners who have been affected, including some who have died of the Covid-19 virus. Thank God vaccines have been developed and people around the world are beginning to be vaccinated against this deadly virus.
Faced with the many challenges of this past year, I know each of you have continued to minister to your people in new and innovative ways. Many of you have shared with me the ways in which the Gospel continues to be preached and the needs of the faithful met. Together, as we enter into 2021, we will need to keep each other in prayer, finding ways to support the mission of the Church. I look forward to our first COB teleconference of 2021, to be held on January 7th, and hearing how things are going in your respective national Churches and Dioceses.
May our Lord Jesus Christ continue to bless, guide and sustain His Church, even in these times of pandemic, anxiety, and increasing challenges from the secular world. May we too do our part as we together we labour in the Lord’s Vineyard. Even so, Come Lord Jesus!
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all!
Fraternally in Christ,
Archbishop Shane B. Janzen,
Primate of the Traditional Anglican Church