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Homily: Trinity Sunday – ‘Unprecedented’… Word of the Year

“Unprecedented” — Word of the Year The Readings for Trinity Sunday Listen to this message My nomination for Word of the Year is the word unprecedented.   “Unprecedented” has been around for years and years, but in early 2020, the world started taking notice of it in a new way. In early January, the word…

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Letter from Metropolitan of Ontario

Letter from Archbishop Anne Germond The provincial House of Bishops calls on the parishes of our dioceses to observe a sacred sabbath rest over the summer months so that we can be renewed for mission and ministry in this new season of evangelism and discipleship that is emerging for our Church 1 June 2020  …

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Pentecost message from Bishop Andrew

Message from Bishop Andrew at Pentecost “Stay in Jerusalem,” Jesus told them on Easter. Stay until you have been clothed with power from on high. So, for fifty days they remained all together watching, waiting and praying for that day to come. Since the third Sunday of Lent (that’s 65 days and counting), we have been dwelling in…

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Thy Kingdom Come 2020 – #prayerandcare

Join the movement Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost (21 May – 1 June) for more people to come to know Jesus. Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years ago, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from…

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Parish supports PRHC

Parish supports PRHC amidst pandemic As the impact of the Coronavirus was first felt throughout Ontario in late March, the people of St Matthew-St Aidan contributed five hundred dollars to Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) to assist in their preparation for an expected increase in patient load at the facility. Caring for those in need…

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Can YouTube sermons feed the hungry?

Can YouTube sermons feed the hungry? Opinion comments in The Church Times by The Rev’d Alice Whalley, Vicar of St John’s, Brownswood Park, in London diocese, UK. by The Rev’d Alice Whalley ON 18 March, I promised my congregation and the local community three things: that we were not closed; that we would not allow…

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Alleluia! Christ is risen! Now what?

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! Now what? In a letter to the Diocese, Bishop Andrew looks into the Fifty Days of Easter and into the ‘new normal’ Friday, 17 April 2020   Dear Friends in Christ, Alleluia! Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Alleluia! Now what? Amid the joy, the…

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Easter Homily: A Day Like No Other

A day like no other Listen to this message At the beginning of Passover, the head of a Jewish household declares, “This is a night like no other!”   And, for us, this is a day like no other. It has been a Holy Week like no other, a Maundy Thursday like no other, a…

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St Matthew – St Aidan pays it forward on Palm Sunday

People of Saint Matthew – St Aidan pay it forward on Palm Sunday Although the people of the parish did not gather on Palm Sunday, they did model their sense of gratitude and hope by paying it forward in the community. The parish made a five hundred dollar donation to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre…

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Primate leads national prayers

Archbishop Linda Nicholls leads evening prayers for Anglicans coast to coast across Canada on the Fifth Sunday in Lent Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, called Anglicans to prayer from coast to coast across Canada at 7 pm on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, 29 March 2020. The liturgy, led by…

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Call to prayer and fasting

Call to prayer and fasting Bishops call people of the diocese to prayer and fasting on Thursday, 26 March The College of Bishops invited all people in the Diocese of Toronto to a day of prayer and fasting on Thursday, March 26, during the unfolding situation with COVID-19. Throughout the centuries, God’s people have joined…

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How about transformed by 2021?

‘Gone by 2040?’ How about ‘Transformed by 2021?’ Father David Harrison writes perceptive article in March issue of The Anglican Journal It’s time to come clean and admit it. I was a coronavirus skeptic. Oh sure, I watched the news as the virus took hold in China. And then in Italy. And in other places. I…

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Worship Services suspended throughout diocese

Cessation of all Worship Services throughout the Diocese At 9:30 pm Friday, 13 March, a second letter was received from Bishop Andrew, Bishop of Toronto, about the decision to cease gatherings for all worship services in the Diocese of Toronto Message from our Parish Priest Late this evening, the Churchwardens and I have received a…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) — important update info

Coronavirus (COVID-19) — important update info

Coronavirus (COVID-19) important update info for parish Bishop Andrew, Bishop of Toronto, has provided update information in a letter to Churchwardens and parish clergy Message from our Parish Priest Bishop Andrew sent an update letter to parish clergy and churchwardens on 13 March. There is a link to the full letter and to other resources…

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Pastoral Letter about coronavirus procedures

Pastoral Letter to the Clergy and People in the Diocese of Toronto (To be read at every service on March 8, 2020 and posted or published in each parish for the duration of the protocol.) To our Clergy and People in the Diocese of Toronto (To be read at every service on March 8, 2020…

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Bishop Andrew’s Letter to Vestries with Video

Bishop Andrew’s Letter to Vestries with Video “The imagery of the vine, the grower, and pruning for growth form the roots of the Priorities and Plans of the Diocese for the next two years…” — Bishop Andrew To our Clergy, Churchwardens and Parishioners Beloved in Christ, peace and grace be with you. “I am the…