Week of May 21

Because Sunday will celebrate Pentecost, the theme of the letter this week is new beginnings; beginnings which embrace cleansing, reconciliation and hope for the future, all under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Cleansing will start with a clean-up of the church grounds on Saturday at 10 am. We are...

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Week of May 14

Whether or not you have recently been on retreat, you might enjoy reading about Thomas Merton’s experience of the life in the busy city when he came to Louisville, Ky., from the monastery of Gesthemane where he had lived for many years. He credits the discipline of solitude for his ability to be...

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Week of May 7th

What a joy to see Spring finally bursting into bloom, and what an abundance of joy we experienced during the Parish Retreat last weekend. Sally Harrington-Philippo, our retreat leader, led us in a series of meditations about living a life of prayer and Paul and Vivian created wonderfully enriching liturgies....

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Week of April 29

The cathedral is looking for a new head verger. This is a full time position with flexible working hours and a salary plus benefits. The general responsibilities are to •             Create, maintain and monitor the interior and exterior environments of the Cathedral and surrounding grounds to be a safe, welcoming...

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Week of April 16

Spring is certainly in the air in and around the Cathedral. The Fair Trade Kiosque Commerce Equitable, this Sunday 19th April, 11:30 – 12:30  is inspired by the Easter hymn ‘Now the Green Blade Riseth’ and will feature spring planters on special offer (herb trio was $24 now $15, a...

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Week of March 26

We are about to enter the most sacred and important week in the Church’s year, Holy Week, during which we travel with Jesus from the crowd’s acclamation at his entry into Jerusalem, through his trial and crucifixion to his triumphant resurrection on Easter Day. Can there be any day but...

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Week of March 19

As we head down the path to a glorious Easter day we are coming to the end of the Lent study programmes. At the final study session during Sunday coffee hour we will welcome Benji Astrachan, an activist working with Divest McGill, who will speak on the campaign to get...

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Week of March 12

We are now past the mid-point of Lent. This Sunday is sometimes called Laetare Sunday from the opening words of the introit “Laetare O Jerusalem” (Rejoice O Jerusalem) and it is a day on which Lenten discipline is relaxed as we look forward to a joyful Easter. The clergy will...

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Week of February 26

If you have been around the building lately you will be well aware that we are celebrating Nuit blanche from 6pm until 2 am this Saturday Railings and chairs have been taken out of the St John of Jerusalem chapel in readiness for the art exhibition featuring paintings and photographs,...

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Week of February 16

Dear Friend of the Cathedral Look for three themes in this week’s letter: Lent (prayer, study and reflection);- community business – and having fun in spite of winter. Contemplative prayer and meditation continue every Tuesday after evensong, around 5:45. The Ignatian Centre  is offering a one day workshop on prayer...

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Week of January 21

Here at the Cathedral we indeed worship together, but we also eat together and work together! This Sunday the Last Sunday of the Month Lunch which feeds over 200 needy people is being  generously given by Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School and Mazon Canada: The National Jewish Response to...

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