The Cathedral Creche

      This Cathedral is proud to support Action Réfugiés Montréal, and is actively preparing to sponsor a refugee family here in Montreal.  This Creche is an outward symbol of our commitment.  The creche figures were made in the early 1940s by mothers and children whose fathers were leaving...

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Talking about Jesus

This article was originally published in the column “Ask a Chaplain” on the McGill Christians Blog. The McGill Christians Blog is a student-led initiative, overseen by an ecumencial editorial board and publishing student writing on their experiences of being Christian on campus. This is my attempt to answer the question:...

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Rest

In these busiest, dizziest days between Canadian Thanksgiving and Canadian elections… with DIocesan Synod thrown in for good measure… the need for REST becomes obvious.  If you want to read while resting, here is a link to John Mark Comer’s essay “The Gift of the Sabbath: I Am Not a Machine.” He...

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Coming Together For Refugees

Photo: On a beach in Morocco, people take up the posture of little Aylan Kurdi, whose whose death sounded a wake-up call to the world, How are you responding personally to the refugee crisis? By endorsing  the recommendations of Canadian organizations that work with refugees, about how to ramp up our...

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The holiness of ambiguity

On August 6th, the Feast of the Transfiguration and the Commemoration of the bombing of Hiroshima, the Rev’d Shintaro David Ichihara, of the Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Anglican Communion in Japan) preached at the noonday Eucharist at Christ Church Cathedral.   Sermon for the Feast of Transfiguration at IALC Conference Shintaro...

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Times of Transition

Times of transition are always a bit disorienting for most of us. We don’t quite know what to expect. They can leave us unsettled and anxious, but also excited. When we are in that liminal phase—“betwixt and between”—we often experience mixed feelings. We have left one kind of identity, but...

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