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Spring into Summer

Spring into Summer Lunch … and more! The special spring menu fare started off a great afternoon for a packed house who came also to hear about wood-carving and to get fresh gardening tips There was so much activity and a full house for the Spring Lunch… a fellow just had to find a quiet…

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Pray for Sri Lankans

Pray for Sri Lankans Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate for Anglican Church of Canada, calls for prayer in aftermath of Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings BY FRED HILTZ, ARCHBISHOP AND PRIMATE In the terrible aftermath of bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Day, I ask for your prayers for all affected by these hate…

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What’s Holy Week anyway 14-20 April

Holy Week — most sacred week in the Christian Year text by The Rev’d Glenn Empey Holy Week is from Palm Sunday until Holy Saturday. It includes Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Holy Week marks the final days of Jesus life on earth. This led from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem, through days when the…

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Canadian House of Bishops nominate bishops for next Primatial election

Canadian Anglican House of Bishops nominate bishops for next Primatial election The Canadian House of Bishops has nominated five bishops from among their number to stand for election as the next Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. BY GENERAL SYNOD COMMUNICATIONS ON 27 MARCH 2019 Archbishop Fred Hiltz, who was elected the 13th Primate of…

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A Word to the Church from General Synod

A Word to the Church: Considering the proposed amendment of Marriage Canon XXI This Word to the Church was passed by consensus by the Council of General Synod on March 16, 2019.BY GENERAL SYNOD COMMUNICATIONS ON 16 MARCH 2019 NOTE: The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada is comprised of lay and clerical representatives…

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The truth about St Patrick’s Day

The truth about St Patrick’s Day James Farrelly — Religion News Service 15 March 2019. Republished from The Conversation under Creative Commons Licence. In 1997, my students and I traveled to Croagh Patrick, a mountain in County Mayo, as part of a study abroad program course on Irish literature I was teaching for the University…

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Weeping, praying, and standing with our Muslim neighbours

Weeping, praying, and standing with our Muslim neighbours BY FRED HILTZ, ARCHBISHOP AND PRIMATE ON MARCH 15, 2019 — The Anglican Church of Canada Our hearts are aching for Muslims across our country and around the world in the wake of the massacre of so many faithful Muslims in the midst of their Friday prayers in Christchurch, Aotearoa-New Zealand.…

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Ashes: Should they stay or should they go?

Ashes: Should they stay or should they go? By SCOTT GUNN, Executive Director, Forward Movement · Published 5 March 2019. Used with permission. There are a few predictable moments on churchy social media. You can expect that ’round about November, people will start arguing about how to keep Advent and what colors to use for vestments.…

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Pancakes and Shrove Tuesday?

Pancakes and Shrove Tuesday? What’s the connection with Shrove Tuesday and pancakes and what about ‘mardi gras’ According to Wikipedia, “The tradition of marking the start of Lent has been documented for centuries. Ælfric of Eynsham‘s Ecclesiastical Institutes from around 1000 AD states: ‘In the week immediately before Lent everyone shall go to his confessor and confess…

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New Social Justice Page

New Social Justice Resource Page A collection of resources for learning about social justice issues As a parish, we take very seriously Jesus’ teachings about caring for the poor and those in need in our community and beyond. The Diocese of Toronto provides a Poverty Reduction Page for research and to learn more about the…

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