The Diocese of Ontario 2021 diocesan Synod
From October 28-30 the Diocese of Ontario will gather as the 144th session of Synod. Delegates from across the diocese will participate, via online video conferencing and in regional hubs, in this historic in-person and online gathering.
The 2021 Synod will be a hybrid method of gathering for Synod. This will involve a combination of online meeting and in-person small groups, or hubs, to be held at various locations across our diocese.
As a backup plan, should the pandemic worsen in the health regions across our diocese in the latter part of the year, the 2021 Synod would be held as an online Synod only.
The theme of our 2021 Synod: Being Light/Building Hope: Walking Together/Tewathahita:Yo is particularly appropriate for our gathering this year. The Mohawk translation of the phrase “walking together” is rendered “walking the good path together.” Says Bishop Michael in his letter to Synod delegates: “Given the challenges brought about by the pandemic and the recent sadness in the ongoing journey of reconciliation with indigenous peoples, we lean ever more heavily into our calling to seek the good path in hope, illuminated by the Spirit of the Living God.”