Wycliffe Featured Heavily in New Diocese of Toronto Promo Video
Friday December 7th, 2012
Although Wycliffe isn't mentioned by name, its presence is strongly felt in a new promotional video released by the Anglican Diocese of Toronto.
The video asks the question, “Is God calling you to be an Anglican priest?” and proceeds to interview a number of priests in the diocese. A large number of those interviewed are Wycliffe graduates or students. These include: Rev. David Turner (W10) Alumni/ae Association Committee Member, Rev. Andrew Federle (W05), Rev. Katie Silcox (W10) PhD candidate, Rev. Ryan Sim (W06) and current M.Div student Kevin Wong.
Wycliffe is proud that a large number of our alumni are playing key parts in Christian ministry in the diocese of Toronto, across the country, and worldwide.
Katie Silcox (W10), PhD candidate “My name is Katie Silcox and I am currently working on a PhD in theology at Wycliffe (graduated with M.Div '10), while also serving as part-time associate priest in the Diocese of Toronto.
During our Diocesan Synod this summer, I was asked to participate in a video to encourage high school and university students, 'churched' and 'non churched,' to consider a vocation as a priest in the diocese. During my interview I was asked to consider, "What I find exciting about being a priest in the Anglican Church." Using concepts familiar to those outside of a traditional Christian background I wanted to suggest that leading a Church tied to a tradition of Word and Sacrament, grounded in the gospel of Jesus Christ, in the midst of what can seem decline and turmoil, is actually an exciting place within which to work. And this is so because as we attend to the Word of God that does not pass away in often tumultuous circumstances we are pressed beyond our own inclinations and thus are opened up by God and by our relationships with others, challenged, pressed and transformed in order to serve our congregations in ways that are creative, exciting, unpredictable and adventurous, although ultimately christiform in shape.”