The Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen

The Anglican Church of Canada

Aims and Objectivess

To build a growing Christian Community in which the men of a Diocese may receive spiritual refreshment, share Christian fellowship and concerns with one another, and be encouraged to:

Witness -- show by a living example our belief in our faith;

Unite -- unite Anglican Churchmen in a common effort by encouraging appreciation of, and a loyalty toward, the whole Church;

Grow-- pledge ourselves to regular Church attendance and to active participation in the life and work of our Church;

Lead-- aid and encourage all the youth of our Church to play their full part in the Church's life;

Extend -- render all possible assistance to Church extension, by bringing the Cross of Christ to unchurched hearts and places.

The Brotherhood Emblem

This emblem is the blood-red cross of St. George on a white shield. Since the time of the Crusades, St. George has been the patron Saint of Englishmen. His cross is combined with the cross of St. Andrew (patron Saint of Scotland) and that of St. Patrick (the Apostle of the Irish) to form the Union Jack.

St. George would be the first to have us see in this emblem, not so much a reminder of himself, and of any good deeds with he may have done, but rather the Cross of Him whom both we and St. George acknowledge as the Captain of our salvation -- Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

The white shield speaks of that steadfast purpose with which He went forward to His death. The blood-red cross stands for that love which led him to give His life that all men might be saved. by His death, He destroyed death. By His rising to life again, He has restored to us Everlasting Life.

The Brotherhood Prayer

Defend us, O lord, with Your heavenly grace, that we may continue Yours forever; and daily increase in Your Holy Spirit, more and more, until we come into Your everlasting kingdom.  Amen

The Brotherhood Hymn

Rise Up, O Men of God!
Have Done with lesser things;
Give heart and soul and mind and strength
To serve the King of Kings.

Rise up, O men of God!
His Kingdom tarries long;
Bring in the day of brotherhood
And end the night of wrong.

Rise up, O men of God!
The Church for you does wait;
Her strength unequal to the task;
Rise up, and make her great

Lift high the Cross of Christ!
Tread where his feet have trod,
As brothers of the Son of Man
Rise up, O men of God!

Written by the Reverend W.P. Mertill, 1909