Presiding Bishop of US Episcopal Church speaks out Presiding Bishop Michael Curry strongly denounced the riotous assault on the United States Capitol on 6 January by supporters of President Donald Trump, referring to it as an “attempted coup.” [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry strongly denounced the riotous assault on the United States Capitol…

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Commentary for The Baptism of Our Lord 10 January Texts for this week are Genesis 1:1-5, Psalm 29, Acts 19:1-7, and Mark 1:4-11Genesis 1:1-5, Psalm 29, Acts 19:1-7, and Mark 1:4-11 By Father Doug Woods Get the readings Genesis 1:1-5.  One of the things which really blows my mind is photos taken by the Hubble…

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The Epiphany 6 January Read today’s gospel scripture → Matthew 2: 1-12 We always think about the Wise Men as being kings from the East. With that in mind, first of all, it’s interesting to note the contrast between how these kings responded to Jesus’ birth and how Herod, king of God’s people was planning…

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Commentary for The Epiphany 6 January Texts for the Epiphany are Isaiah 60.1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14, Ephesians 3:1-12, and Matthew 2:1-12. By Father Doug Woods Get the readings Today is “six geese a-laying”, the sixth day of Christmas.  That song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, is an amusing way of going through the twelve days…

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Ceremony to bestow the Order of the Diocese of Toronto In his letter dated 30 November to Eunice Blakeley, The Right Reverend Andrew Asbil, Bishop of Toronto, named Blakeley to the Order of the Diocese of Toronto (ODT). The Bishop explained that the ODT Medals will be bestowed in a virtual version of the New…

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The Journal – advance copy January 2021 News from around the Anglican Church of Canada FIRST PUBLISHED in 1875 as Dominion Churchman and later as Canadian Churchman, Anglican Journal has a long and respected history. All content is published at the sole discretion of the editor as part of the newspaper’s mandate of editorial independence. The newspaper has a circulation of…

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Epiphanies: The news magazine from the Anglican Church of Canada Epiphanies, a digital magazine produced by the Anglican Journal, offers Canadians inside and outside the Anglican Church of Canada in-depth stories Epiphanies, a digital magazine produced by the Anglican Journal, offers Canadians inside and outside the Anglican Church of Canada in-depth stories and diverse perspectives on important…

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A Story at Christmas 2020 Sarah sat perched, somewhat precariously for her young age, on a tall wooden stool just behind and to the right of a large reception desk where her father sat as he welcomed the guests. There was a flurry of activity. One family was arriving right after the other.    When…

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National Lessons and Carols From the Cathedrals across Canada with the Primate, Archbishop Linda Nicholls as Officiant The service of Lessons and Carols is one of the most widely-anticipated and well-known events during Advent. And yet, many may not experience this event locally, due to a number of physical worship spaces being temporarily closed due…

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Commentary for Advent IV 20 December 2020 The texts for this week, Advent 4, are 2 Sam 7.1-11, 16, Lk. 1.47-55, Rom. 16.25-27, and Lk 1.26-38 By Father Doug Woods Get the readings It’s dark and dreary today.  I think I have a real sense of what the carol “In the Bleak Midwinter” is talking…

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