Making the World More Beautiful

      Erica Jacobs-Perkins is a member of Christ Church Cathedral.  Having finished her studies at McGill in both English literature and music, she is heading off to Prague and then to Chicago for the next steps in her musical career.  She will be missed! But, before she goes,...

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Season of New Life [spiritual practice]

Here’s a meditation offered by Sally Harrington Philippo during last weekend’s retreat, LIVING THE LIFE OF PRAYER. A teacher gave this homework: “Find an unnoticed flower somewhere outdoors and study it. Look carefully at its petals.  Its leaves. Its colours. Turn it over and observe the underside of it.  As...

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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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Paul and Contemplation

[Remarks by Beth Adams shared during Contemplative Prayer at Christ Church Cathedral  April 28, 2015] Lately, Fr. Richard Rohr’s daily meditations have been concentrating on Saint Paul, and I feel like they’ve been addressed to me. I’m one of those Christians who’s often uncomfortable with Paul, mainly because of his writings...

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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 23

Let’s talk about prayer. As you know, our Bishop, Barry, is retiring at the end of August and a new bishop will be elected by synod on June 6. Paul is celebrating the noon Eucharist at the Cathedral each Wednesday with a special intention for the discernment of the Holy...

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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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