The world needs more saints

All Saints Day; 3 November, 2019 Dan 7:1-3, 15-18; Ps 149 Eph 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister For many years, my mother and I have traveled each summer to a small corner of Vermont, to attend a chamber music festival. The festival gives both of us a break from the pressures of […]

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Staying Faithful in a Broken World

But when the Son of Man comes, shall he find faith on the earth? (Luke 18:8) 20 October, 2019; Proper 24C Jer 31:27-34; Ps 119: 97-104 2 Tim 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister I love this story. I love its audacity: for Jesus to compare God, not to an excellent judge, but […]

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Shysters All

Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13  The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister Good morning. I want to begin by thanking you for the warm and gracious welcome you gave me last week. I am well aware that such a welcome is an act of hope and of faith: inviting me into your spiritual home before […]

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We too are to search

The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal Exodus 32: 7-14 I Timothy 1: 12-17 Luke 15: 1-10 ‘There will be more joy in heaven or in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents’. Early this week, I spent a few days at Christ Church […]

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Stand up straight!

Isaiah 58 : 9b-14  If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.  Luke 13:10-17  Now he […]

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Pay forward unconditional love

Pentecost 10 – Year C – 18 August 2019 Jer 23:23-29; Ps 82; Heb 11 :29-12 :2; Luke 10:25-37 “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do […]

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