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CALLING ALL Anglican dancers, drummers, flautists, painters, sewers, composers, singers--the Anglican Foundation's Sacred Arts Sacred art is imagery intended to uplift the mind to the spiritual. It can be an object to be venerated not for what it is but for what it represents; Roman Catholics are taught that such venerated objects are more properly called sacramentals.  Trust wants to know what you are up to.

The foundation, which is based at the church's national office in Toronto, is planning a celebration on May 7, 2005 of the 10th anniversary of the Sacred Arts Trust and the 80th birthday of its founder, Canon Graham Cotter cot·ter  
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2. A cotter pin.

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The planned location will be Church of the Redeemer in Toronto. "We intend to (have) a fundraising celebration of liturgical li·tur·gi·cal   also li·tur·gic
1. Of, relating to, or in accordance with liturgy: a book of liturgical forms.

2. Using or used in liturgy.
 art in music, dance, readings, drama and fabric art," foundation director Canon John Erb wrote in his fall newsletter.

"Please let us know what you know," he wrote. "We want your stories to gain some knowledge of your special expressions in liturgy. This knowledge can then be shared with other churches so that you and we are not working in isolation but as a larger liturgical community. Then we will see where all of this will lead."

The organizing committee for the event includes jazz musicians This is a list of jazz musicians on whom Wikipedia has articles. Some of the most notable jazz musicians
  • Louis Armstrong (1901–1971)
  • Ornette Coleman (born 1930)
  • John Coltrane (1926–1967)
  • Count Basie (1904–1984)
 Brian Barlow and Canon" Tim Elliott, dramatist Sally Armour Wotton, composer Rev. Paul Gibson For the American baseball player, see .
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 and Mr. Cotter.

The Sacred Arts Trust supports liturgical expressions in the arts and in 2002 organized a conference in Toronto called the Sacred Jazz Festival Noun 1. jazz festival - a festival that features performances by jazz artists
festival, fete - an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place); "a drama festival"
. Participants from the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  and Canada met for a day to discuss the place of jazz music in worship. The event concluded with a vibrant jazz eucharist service at St. James Cathedral.

It "resulted in increased awareness of sacred jazz in liturgical settings," wrote Mr. Erb. "It caught on like wildfire in the hearts of so many, and now we hear rumblings of such music activity throughout the country. Not only jazz, but other nontraditional forms of music are contributing to worship and Anglicans are being caught up in new liturgical expression," he wrote.

The foundation, with $12 million in assets, makes grants and loans in support of church building and renovation projects. It also supports theological students with bursaries, education in preaching skills and dialogue between the Anglican and Orthodox churches.

For more information, contact John Erb at or June Moyle at or 416-924-9199, x234 or 253. The foundation's Web site is
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Title Annotation:Culture
Publication:Anglican Journal
Date:Nov 1, 2004
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