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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Christmas is for those who fear

Forget “Merry Christmas” – a more appropriate holiday greeting is “Be not afraid” (perhaps the response could be “Thank you. Nor you”)  Not only would this better capture the tone of the Christmas story, echoing the angel’s greetings to Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds, it would better address the emotional...

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Sing-Along Messiah – Saturday, Dec 12 at 4:30pm

‘…one of the season’s great traditions in Montreal! ‘ The Sing-Along Messiah is one of the season’s great traditions in Montreal, with professional soloists, an orchestra of young musicians from The Schulich Music School at McGill University, all under the uplifting direction of the marvellous Patrick Wedd. We are delighted...

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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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The Rev’d Dr. Roger Balk

Roger died suddenly but peacefully at The Royal Victoria Hospital, Glen Site, on Saturday 10th October 2015 in his 85th year. Educated at Harvard and at St Andrew’s University in Scotland, Roger came to Montreal from the United States in 1961, after serving as a priest in Ohio and New York...

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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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