The high price of their faith

*(Greek ‘martus’ meaning both witness and martyr) The young students murdered at Garissa University in Kenya, the 22 Coptic men beheaded on a beach in Libya, and now the 12 people thrown overboard to certain death in the Mediterranean are not only victims of evil, they are Christian martyrs every...

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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 April 9

An enormous thank you to all the people – clergy, choir, musicians, servers, stewards, readers and vergers – who created our joyous and beautiful Holy Week and Easter celebrations at the Cathedral. The large congregations felt truly blessed. Do you now have post-Easter exhaustion and think you can relax and...

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Week of April 2nd

It’s hard not to be aware that, as Christians, we are swimming against the mainstream secularised culture. The weekend of the high holy religious festivals, Easter and Passover, is the time when university students demonstrate, high school students play hockey tournaments and everyone shops for their new spring outfits. It...

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Staying With the Moment [meditation talk]

“What we discipline is any form of potential escape from reality. In other words, discipline allows us to be right here and connect with the richness of the moment.”  Pema Chödrön’s reflection on discipline was the subject of last week’s meditation talk. Chödrön is a well-known writer, the first fully...

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