Montreal Dio Convocation 2018

Montreal Dio’s Convocation on Monday, May 7 at St. George’s Church in downtown Montreal was an evening of prayer, thanksgiving, and delight in the college’s graduates and their ministries. The college awarded three Master of Divinity degrees to Joel Amis, Tania Lesack, and Jonathan Widell. Originally from Georgia in the United States, Joel and his…

Q & A with Principal Jesse Zink

This interview originally appeared in the March 2018 edition of the Anglican Montreal The Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink became principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College (“Dio”) on August 1, 2017. Born and baptized in Vancouver, Jesse grew up in Massachusetts and was ordained in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts in the Episcopal Church. He comes to…

Building a Creative Learning Community

I would be the first person to acknowledge that discussions of organizational structure do not exactly stir tremendous excitement. But stay with me. Last autumn, after a long period of consultation the corporation of Montreal Diocesan Theological College approved a new constitution for the college. Rather than the earlier, rather cumbersome structure which had both…

Study Day: The Marriage Canon in Context

Anglicans in Canada are being asked to consider changes to the church’s canon on marriage that would open the way to allowing same-sex marriages in churches. This decision is one part of a long process involving Anglicans around the world that has stretched back many decades. Montreal Diocesan Theological College is offering a study day…

Bringing New Life to Distance Education at Montreal Dio

Montreal Diocesan Theological College is redesigning one of its long-standing and most effective distance-education programs. For over 40 years, the college’s Reading and Tutorial program has made theological education available to people who are unable to access a residential program. Students are sent preparatory material and a list of books to study. They then meet…

Spotlight on Alumni: The Very Rev. Dr. Knolly Clarke

The Very Rev. Knolly Clarke, former Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Port-of-Spain in the Diocese of Trinidad and Tobago, became an associate of the college in the early 1970s while he was completing first a B.Th. and then an S.T.M. at the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University. I am now well into my eight decade and am a former Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Port of Spain…

Student Reflection: Tania Lesack

Tania Lesack is an M.Div. ’18 candidate and postulant for ordination in the diocese of Montreal, and formerly the President of the diocesan Lay Readers Association. I was looking things up on-line the other day (also known as displacement activities or avoidance techniques) and came across the curriculum of the Montreal Circus School: balancing, flexibility,…