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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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 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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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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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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