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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The Dean’s Christmas Letter

Cathedrals are growing – and Christ Church Cathedral is growing too.    “Cathedrals offer place of peace and prayer in busy lives”  And many people do love Christ Church Cathedral – for many and diverse reasons. Some have family connections here going back over generations. Some love the simple spirituality...

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Le pèlerinage de l’Avent

Lorsque je pense à l’Avent, l’image d’un pèlerinage me vient souvent en tête. Nous marchons vers Bethléem, vers cet enfant-Dieu si longtemps désiré. En cette courte période d’attente et d’espoir—seulement quatre semaines—nous devons nous préparer à l’accueillir, un peu comme de nouveaux parents qui attendent impatiemment l’arrivée de leur nouveau-né....

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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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La lumière viendra * The light will come

by Paul Kennington, Dean The Cathedral has become a darker place – literally, not spiritually! Four of our stained glass windows have been removed for repair and the holes they have left behind have been boarded up. Our windows are particularly lovely and 80% of the work is being funded...

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