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Gordon (Ralph Connor); George Brown, publisher of ; Canada's first woman senator, Cairine Wilson; Thomas Mc Culloch, pioneer Nova Scotia educator; and Ontario's long-time premier, Oliver Mowat.
The Presbyterian Church in Canada retains much of its Calvinist and Scottish heritage in its organization and church life, emphasizing the central role of preaching and scripture reading, and severe simplicity in worship and church decor.
Although French Calvinists (Huguenots) shared in the early fur trade, non-Catholics were officially barred from New France until the British conquest.
Early Scottish and other settlers brought Presbyterianism to the Maritimes and central Canada in the late 18th century.
All Christian churches of the "Reformed" tradition derive from the 16th-century Protestant Reformation and from Calvinism.
They function through a system of presbyterian or representative elected courts often referred to as "corporate episcopy." The hierarchy of courts rises from the congregational session to presbytery to synod, and for the Presbyterian Church in Canada to the annual General Assembly.
In August 1560 the Parliament of Scotland adopted the Scots Confession as the creed of the Scottish Kingdom.Loyalist members of the colonial Dutch Reformed Church were absorbed by Presbyterian groups after the War of 1812, but a later schism in the DRC (Reformed Church in America after 1867) produced the Christian Reformed Church (headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan), which established several mission congregations in the Canadian West before 1920.In the 15 years following WWII, nearly 150 000 Dutch migrated to Canada and new congregations were formed in Ontario and BC.By accepting Jesus’ death at the cross as applying to us, His resurrection then is also ours to claim.“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” Galatians Let that soak in.