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2017-2018 Educational Programming

Fall 2017 Constructive Theology for the Scientific Age Dr. Ashley Moyse The class begins September 6  (Wednesday evenings 6pm – 8:45pm) Winter 2018 Ancient Christian Tales about Jesus: (His)Story through the Eyes of Peasants, Bards, and Biographers Dr. Fred Tappenden The class begins January 10  (Wednesday evenings 6:30 pm – 9:15pm) Please contact the college for…

New Beginnings Heralded by 2017 Convocation

Montreal Diocesan Theological College held this year’s convocation at St. Andrew and St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Dorval, served by the incumbent Rev. Elizabeth Welch. The parish is also home to an Aboriginal community ministry led by the Rev. Annie Ittoshat. In celebration of an academic year marked by both productivity and transition, Acting Principal…

Dio Welcomes a New Principal

By the Rev’d Robert Camara The Rev’d Robert Camara is a member of the Executive of the Montreal Diocesan Theological College Board of Governors and was the Chair of the Search Committee for the new principal. He is also an alumnus of the College. A year ago last June the Board of Governors of the…

Interview with the Creators of Compline at Dio

  The office of compline, derived from the Latin word for completion (completorium) is a service of quietness and reflection to end the day. Under the direction of the college’s Chapel Organist, Dr. Mark McDonald, and the College Chaplain Rev. Jen Bourque, a weekly compline service was initiated in Fall 2016, taking place every Sunday evening…

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Collective Dissimilarity, Common Path

The following article was written by college alumnus Rev. Robert Warren (’84), current rector of Christ Church in Clermont-Ferrand. It is the result of an exchange between the Rev. Warren and second-year student Tyson Rosberg, who met the Rev. Warren when he was visiting France last year. In the Fall, Tyson will be starting a one-year internship at the American Cathedral…

Winter 2017 Programming for All

This Winter the Montreal School of Theology presents: From Julian of Norwich to Rowan Williams: Explorations in Anglican Spirituality with the Rev. Dr. Donald Boisvert, Interim Rector of Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal. The course runs from January 9 to April 10, Mondays 7:00-9:30 p.m. For more information, please contact College Administrator Beth Reed.

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A Tale of Two Bishops

For the first time in the history of Montreal Diocesan Theological College, both dioceses of Montreal and Quebec have elected graduates of the college to be their bishops: the Rt. Rev. Mary Irwin-Gibson (Diploma in Ministry 1981) in Montreal, and the Rt. Rev. Bruce Myers (Diploma in Ministry 2004) in Quebec. The college is proud…

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When Fidelity Changes the World

Dr. Jonathan Widell, M.Div. ’18 candidate, holds a Ph.D in Law from McGill University. Born in Finland, Jonathan has lived in Canada since 2003 and was received in the Anglican Church at Saint John the Evangelist in Montreal in 2010. He speaks Finnish, English, Swedish, German, Dutch and French and is working on his Arabic….

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Fall 2016 Programming for All

This Fall the Montreal School of Theology presents: Truth and Hospitality: Ethics for a Renewed Humanity, a webinar (distance-learning) course. The course runs from September 8 to December 8, 2016, Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. EST. For more information, please contact College Administrator Beth Reed.         The Education for Ministry course that meets…

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In the breaking of the bread

In early 2015 I found myself being drawn back, or rather, led back to Anglican Christianity. At the time I was a student with the United Theological College and (gasp!) affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Church. I had felt the call to ordained ministry about 15 years prior when I was an undergraduate and active…