Week of December 11

When I think of celebrating Christmas I think of lights and music. We have an abundance of both at the Cathedral, starting with the Sing-Along Messiah this Saturday at 4:30. Come to sing or come to listen while Patrick Wedd conducts well-known soloists, a skilled orchestra of McGill music students...

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Thoughts for Tuesday Evening

Beth Adams, who leads Contemplative Prayer twice a month, reflects in this essay (adapted from her remarks preceding the meditation on November 25) about the setting and the changes the seasons bring.  Everyone is welcome to explore different varieties of contemplative prayer, Tuesdays at 5:45 in the Cathedral.  

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Week of December 3

Saturday 6th December 4:30pm « Dans la lune de l’hiver  – Musique pour la saison». A celebration of seasonal music, presented by members and friends of the cathedral, including special guests Lucie Mayer & Soleil Dion (Vocal 4 Venture),  the horn quartet ‘CORtet’ with James Roberts, Shayna Palevsky & Jonathan...

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Watching and Waiting

by Rhonda Waters, Associate Priest Advent is my favourite season of the church year. I love the themes of hope and light, the way the promise of Christ and the promise of the Kingdom intertwine, the way that past becomes present becomes future. Perhaps most of all, I love the...

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Spiritual Practice: Take Time To Review

For Christians, Advent begins a new year. At the start, a prayerful, honest review can be transformative. Take a moment to reflect, in God’s light, on the last 12 months—you can decide to focus on your personal situation your community, or your world. The Examen prayer is traditional—you can make...

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Week of November 26

We were excited to learn last week that our exciting and ambitious programme for La Nuit blanche à Montreal (February 28) has been accepted by the organisers. One of our planned events is an exhibition of art and photography when we hope to show off the creative talents of our...

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Week of November 19

We celebrate the Feast of Christ the King this weekend, starting with the parish supper on Saturday in Fulford Hall (5:30 for 6 pm) and continuing with a joyful service of thanksgiving on Sunday at 10 am. There are many wonderful services coming up in the next few weeks, beginning...

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Les Journées de la culture – or the church and the city

For the first time, the Cathedral participated in les Journées de la culture, a nation-wide celebration of arts and culture (called Culture Days in other parts of Canada).  We welcomed thousands of people through our doors for tours, workshops, music performances, displays of historical treasures and contemporary vestments.  Two outdoor...

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