Renewal in the Wilderness

Lent 4 Numbers 21:4-9; Ps 107:1-3, 17-22 Eph 2: 1-10; John 3:14-21 The Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister As many of us know, Dean Bertrand is an accomplished runner, with a bounty of marathon medals to his name. My own career as a runner was much more ignominious.: I ran cross-country for one quarter in high […]

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Drawing Closer to God

“Drawing Closer to God” February 28, 2021 Lent 2 Mark 8: 31-38 The Venerable Ralph Leavitt Honorary Associate Priest Good Morning. I speak to you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Here we are truly in the Lent season now. It is time to get serious with our […]

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Freed to Live

Lent 1 Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-9 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 The Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister As many of you know, a group of former inmates meets each week in Fulford (or, this year, online) to support one another in building a new life which is truly free. I learned this week that, each year, […]

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Today, we remember that we are dust

Ash Wednesday Joel 2.1-2, 12-17; Psalm 103.8-18; 2 Cor 5.20b – 6.10; Matthew 6.1-6, 16-21 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal ‘For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also’ It was lovely to see some of you yesterday at our Mardi Gras online gathering, to […]

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A Heavenly Light

Transfiguration Sunday Texts for today: 2 Kings 2:1-12 • Psalm 50:1-6 • 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 • Mark 9:2-9 Vivian Lewin, Lay Reader and Spiritual Director It is the God who said “Let light shine out of darkness” who has shone in our hearts. (2 Corinthians 4:6) And speaking of hearts—Happy Valentine’s Day! When I was […]

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God of Creation

Epiphany 5 Isaiah 40.21-31 – Mark 1.29-39 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal Another week when we have received unwelcome yet not unanticipated news, and as we have to contend with constraints on our life which seem interminable. Thankfully we had some good blue sky and sun as […]

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Are you the one sent by God?

Presentation of Our Lord Mal 3:1-4; Ps 84 Heb 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40 The Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister “Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God.” (Luke […]

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Hearing God’s Call

Second Sunday after Epiphany 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20); Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51 Vivian Lewin, Lay Reader and Spiritual Director Today’s scriptures from Samuel and the Gospel of John show us God’s ability to connect with people and turn them around. To speak directly to them. Call them. We celebrate this activity […]

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The Baptism of Christ Gen 1.1-5 – Ps 29 – Acts 19.1-7 -Marc 1.4-11 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal It was incredible. Crowds were running from all over to listen to him speak, promising them a new beginning. Word of mouth had worked well and they had […]

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Then we shall see

The Feast of the Epiphany Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 The Rev. Dr Deborah Meister A few hours from my childhood home, there is a marvelous set of caverns, named Luray. Descending deep into the limestone hills, the caverns comprise two and a half kilometers of extraordinary rock formations, cave […]

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