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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Wednesdays at L’Oasis musicale

A brand new concert series every wednesday at 6.15pm   2015-4-8, 18:15 Piano Pot-pourri.  Schumann: Piano Sonata in G minor, op.22 #2; Chopin: Etude, op.10 #4; Ravel: Oiseaux Tristes; Alborada del Gracioso; Rachmaninov: Prelude in G major, op.32 #5; Prelude in C minor, op.23 #7; Liszt: “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen”...

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Week of March 19

As we head down the path to a glorious Easter day we are coming to the end of the Lent study programmes. At the final study session during Sunday coffee hour we will welcome Benji Astrachan, an activist working with Divest McGill, who will speak on the campaign to get...

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Week of March 12

We are now past the mid-point of Lent. This Sunday is sometimes called Laetare Sunday from the opening words of the introit “Laetare O Jerusalem” (Rejoice O Jerusalem) and it is a day on which Lenten discipline is relaxed as we look forward to a joyful Easter. The clergy will...

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Week of March 5

Important message to those planning to come to church on Sunday: remember that clocks spring forward one hour on Saturday night. There once was a vicar of the Cathedral who forgot to do this. Unfortunately he was supposed to be preaching. We are supposed to tuck away the alleluias during...

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Week of February 26

If you have been around the building lately you will be well aware that we are celebrating Nuit blanche from 6pm until 2 am this Saturday Railings and chairs have been taken out of the St John of Jerusalem chapel in readiness for the art exhibition featuring paintings and photographs,...

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