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Homily: Pentecost VI — The Soil Within

The Soil Within Read today's gospel scripture Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Listen to this message A man goes out to sow. And as he walks, he casts the seeds...
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National Indigenous Day of Prayer

National Indigenous Day of Prayer The Office of the National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop invites you to join us here for an online video worship service to celebrate National Indigenous Day...
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Letter from Bishop of Toronto

Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew - 10 June The bishops are asking clergy and lay leaders to "stay the course" of distanced ministry using technology with virtual and...
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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"...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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!"...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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Anglican Church of Canada – gone by 2040. Rubbish!

Anglican Church of Canada gone by 2040 -- Rubbish The Most Reverend Melissa Skelton takes on the Anglican Journal- from blog on Diocese of New Westminster Take that, Anglican Journal !...
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In-depth look at state of the church – Anglican Journal

Perspectives on recent research about Anglican Church Recent statistics, future projections, comments and perspectives from around the church The January issue of the Anglican Journal is a 28-page report and reflection on the...
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Being a Christian in a secular age

Being a Christian in a secular age The Rev. Dr. Mike Michielin, incumbent of St. John’s Anglican Church, Kingston, reflects on his experience as a Christian in contemporary secular society ...
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An amazing story of caring at Emily’s House, Toronto

An amazing story of caring at Emily's House Rauni Salminen talks with TVO about the ministry and caring of Emily's House, a hospice in Toronto for children from across Ontario...
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Christmas Message from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth

Christmas Message from Her Majesty the Queen Queen Elizabeth shares a timely message at Christmas Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas! This year marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day and...
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Blessings to you at Christmas

Blessings to you at Christmas The Right Reverend Andrew Asbil, Bishop of Toronto, shares a Christmas message with the people of the Diocese The day you were born was a...
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Full House at Christmas Tea

Full House at Christmas Tea Hartley Hall was packed to the rafters for this favourite community event to get in the spirit of Christmas. There were delicious sandwiches and sweets...
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Bishop delivers charge to synod

Bishop delivers charge to synod Bishop Andrew says, "It's not a time to be afraid; it's a time to have courage." During the Eucharist, Bishop Andrew Asbil gave his Charge...
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Delicious Chick ‘n Ribs at Dinner-Auction

Another delicious Country Chick 'n Ribs Fest It was a winning experience to gather in supporting Buckhorn School Breakfast Programme "The next winner could be you": Jim Blakeley scores a...
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The Story of Poker Joe

The Story of Poker Joe Updating pastoral skills and tools of ministry The people of St Luke's, Peterborough, have a great sense of humour. Arnold, one of the parishioners, sent...
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Be our guest — community supper

'Be our Guest' community supper huge success It was non-stop for community and parish volunteers as they served close to 150 local folks  It was the best community supper ever,"...
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Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas

PWRDF mobilizes reponse to Dorian Hurricane Dorian has devastated the Bahamas. News footage shows the areas around Freeport to be unrecognizable, completely submerged in water. In response to the immediate...
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New digital magazine for Anglican Church

Anglican Church introduces new digital magazine BY Matthew Townsend The Anglican Journal Anglicans looking for in-depth stories and diverse perspectives on complex subjects have a new place to look: Epiphanies, a digital...
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Statement from the Bishop of Toronto

Statement from the Bishop of Toronto -- 16 July 2019 The Right Reverend Andrew Asbil issues statement subsequent to Meeting of General Synod  Our meeting of General Synod has now...
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Delicious strawberries after all

Delicious strawberries in spite of late season We're not exactly sure how Marylou worked her magic, but the strawberries were delicious Both sittings in the parish hall were full for the...
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Soggy weather doesn’t dampen Plant & Bake Sale

Soggy weather doesn't dampen Annual Plant & Bake Sale Local folks come out in record numbers for great perennials and tasty baking despite rainy weather  In spite of inclement weather,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...