Embracing Ordinary

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I leave my home to go to work before the sun rises, and most of the people I encounter are huddled against the wind or trying to drink coffee without either missing the bus or spilling it all over themselves. For the most part, we look at the ground, we...

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Week of June 4th

This week, your prayers can make an enormous difference. Please pray for the Electoral Synod that will take place on Saturday: for the candidates and their families, for the synod delegates, for our diocese as a whole.  Details regarding the synod, including vision statements and responses from the candidates may be...

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22days

The first theologians struggled with unity and diversity, inclusivity and individuality. There is only one God, and although the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit all share the same substance (ousia) they are three independent persons (hypostases). The theological struggle we have understanding unity and diversity in the mystery...

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Week of May 28

This week’s spiritual practice, suggested by Vivian: It’s no coincidence that as we celebrate Trinity Sunday May 31, we also prepare to receive the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and to move forward in a new relationship with First Nations people. That’s why the bells of the Cathedral...

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Congratulations to our new deacons!

On Pentecost Sunday, May 24th, 2015, Jean-Jacques Goulet, James Duckett, and Josée Lemoine (L to R) were ordained deacons by Bishop Barry in a wonderful, joyful celebration at Christ Church Cathedral. Jean-Jacques will be continuing to work here at the Cathedral, with the new title of assistant curate. James has...

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Oscar Romero [spiritual practice]

If you were in the Cathedral on Good Friday in 2013, you may have seen the Cathedral Dancers depicting how Oscar A. Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, was mourned and venerated after he was assassinated while celebrating Mass. Romero had been selected as Archbishop because he was thought to be suitably conservative and “safe” at...

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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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The War Within

[A talk by Beth Adams given on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, to introduce Contemplative Prayer at Christ Church Cathedral] This spring, the cathedral community is grappling with questions about war and peace during a special series of presentations and discussions. War and violence are present throughout the Bible and our liturgy:...

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Job opportunity at the Cathedral

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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