The greatest commandment Read today’s gospel scripture → Matthew 22: 34-46 PLEASE NOTE: This homily contains direct and indirect references to the Gospel passage. Having it fresh in your mind will be helpful for understanding and reflection. https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Pentecost-21-A.mp3 Listen to this homily I bet you might not know this but how many commandments do you…

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Commentary for Pentecost XXI, 25 October 2020 Texts for Pentecost XXI are Deuteronomy 34.1-12, Psalm 90, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, and Matthew 22:34-46 By Father Doug Woods Get the readings Deuteronomy 34.1-12. Transition. Here it is, without our really being aware of it. Moses has been the leader of Israel throughout the Exodus. But Moses is mortal,…

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Press pause to give thanks Read today’s gospel scripture → Luke 17: 11-19 PLEASE NOTE: This homily contains direct and indirect references to the Gospel passage. Having it fresh in your mind will be helpful for understanding and reflection. https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Harvents-Thanksgiving-2020.mp3 Listen to this homily When I intentionally think about being thankful… being consciously thankful for…

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Commentary for Pentecost XX, 18 October 2020 Genesis 29:15-28; Psalm 105:1-11, 45c; Romans 8:26-39; and Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52. By Father Doug Woods Get the readings Pentecost 20 Glad to see you again. How was your Thanksgiving? I had the biggest turkey coma ever! It was sad not to be able to eat dinner with all…

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14 October 2020   Dear Friends in Christ,   When I began my episcopal ministry almost exactly two years ago, I imagined that the first few months might be a time of relative stability, an opportunity for me to ease into the work – you know, get my feet wet and find my bearings. And…

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Attitude of Gratitude One of the resources that I follow on social media is one known as Busted Halo. This is a resource from the Paulist Fathers in the Roman Catholic Church in the US. Their website describes their ministry as: Busted Halo is a ministry of The Paulist Fathers. The Paulist Fathers are a…

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Commentary for Thanksgiving, 11 October 2020 Texts for National Thanksgiving are Deuteronomy 8:7-18, Psalm 65, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, and Luke 17:11-19. By Father Doug Woods Get the readings Hi again. If you’re living in Canada, this weekend will be the Thanksgiving long weekend. It’s entirely possible you won’t be getting together with family for the…

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Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew – 9 October 9 October 2020   Dear Friends in Christ,   I recently had the privilege of dedicating a new stained-glass window at Grace Church on-the-Hill in Toronto. The window, located high in the chancel, depicts two heroes of our faith – Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the…

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Parish keeps focus on outreach mission In spite of the restrictions brought about as precautions against COVID-19, the people of St Matthew – St Aidan are keeping focus on their outreach mission. It is a parish priority to allocate a very significant portion of the annual parish budget to care for the poor and those…

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Have you not heard? Read today’s gospel scripture → Matthew 21: 33-42 PLEASE NOTE: This homily contains direct and indirect references to the Gospel passage. Having it fresh in your mind will be helpful for understanding and reflection. https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Pentecost-18A.mp3 Listen to this homily Jesus tells yet another parable. And listening this time – apart from…

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