Tuesday, December 23, 2014

50 years ago: Mainline churches announce a joint "Christian" Pavilion for Expo '67

Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: Isaiah 29:13

On December 23, 1964, representatives of the Anglican, Baptist, Greek Orthodox, Lutheran, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic churches in Canada announced an agreement to share a pavilion at the Expo '67 world's fair in Montreal. The United Church and Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church later joined the project.

For information on the Christian Pavilion, go here, here, and here. Click on the links for information on the documentary films This Solitude Through Which We Go ... Is I and The Eighth Day. For further reading, there is the book For Canada's Sake: Public Religion, Centennial Celebrations, and the Re-making of Canada in the 1960s by Gary Miedema, published in 2005.

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