Groaning under burden

“For in this tent we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling— if indeed, when we have taken it off we will not be found naked. For while we are still in this tent, we groan under our burden, because we wish not to be unclothed but to...

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Hesed

Today’s appointed psalm uses the phrase ‘(God’s) steadfast love is eternal,‘ twenty-six times. The phrase ‘steadfast love,’ which in Hebrew is hesed, is found in the New Jewish Publication Society’s translation.  Hesed, God’s steadfast love is revealed and continues to reveal the character of God for the Jewish people.  In...

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Change of Perspective

Today we read of the second miracle of fish in John 21. The first miracle of fish is in Luke 5 at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. There, Jesus was in the boat, now Jesus, in a post resurrection appearance is on the shore waiting to have breakfast with the...

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Man of Dust, Man of Glory

So it is with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body. …. But...

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Grace comes in many forms

Well, peeps! It finally happened. Your Editor forgot to assign today to a blogger. I’m choosing to see it as post-Easter collapse, rather than premature senility. But grace comes in many forms. Yesterday evening, I opened my e-mail to find a reflection from a parishioner who offered to let me...

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Steadfast love

Well, here we are on Tuesday in Easter week, and though I know that Easter arrived on Sunday, somehow it feels like we’re still in an in-between place, more like Holy Saturday than the joyous, springlike, hope-filled Easters I remember from more than sixty years of life. I loved our...

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Fear not

In this time of pandemic where Lent has become a daily reality that is a bit heavy, I was very much looking forward to entering into the liturgy of the Easter season. Having said that, given the present context, this liturgical time is imposing itself in a different way than...

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Holy Saturday

Joseph took the body of Jesus, wrapped it in a clean linen sheet, and laid it in his own unused tomb.      A few years ago, I found my life in ruins. I had lost more than I thought I could lose, both professionally and personally. I was cut...

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At the foot of the cross

Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect...

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Holy Week and Easter Services

EASTER VIGIL – SATURDAY 11 APRIL / VEILLEE PASCALE – SAMEDI 11 AVRIL 7.30 pm /19:30:  The Easter Vigil / Veillée Pascale – https://zoom.us/j/245734786 Tel : (438) 809 7799 Meeting: 245 734 786 Bulletin: 11 April 7:30 pm The Easter Vigil EASTER DAY – SUNDAY 12 APRIL / PÂQUES – DIMANCHE 12 AVRIL...

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What do you miss the most?

What do you miss the most? In this time of lockdown, being of a certain age, my children have asked, no, demanded that I not go out at all, except to walk the dog. No shopping, no meeting family or friends, no “church”. It came as a surprise to me...

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