The fragrance of God?

240616 Pentecost 4 year B 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13, 11:14-15- PSALM 20 – 2 Corinthians 5.6-17- Mark 4.26-34 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord our strength and our redeemer. In the global world in which we live, life has become for the […]

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Pentecost 3

240609 Pentecost 3 year B 1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15- PSALM 138 – 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1- Mark 3:20-35 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord our strength and our redeemer. I have had the privilege of spending two weeks in Japan, part of […]

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Love is his meaning

Easter 6 Acts 10:44-48 – PSALM 98 – 1 John 5:1-6- John 15:9-17 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector Alleluia, Christ is Risen! Christ is risen indeed, alleluia. Two weeks ago, the Dean of Coventry was with us here in Montreal, to renew a friendship made between our two cathedrals 70 years ago. […]

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The snake and the cross

Clergy in the diocese were on retreat for two days at the beginning of the week, and we gathered with the Bishop for a period of silence which concluded with the renewal of our ordination vows and the blessing of the oils of healing and Chrism for the coming year. To aid our reflection, we […]

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The time has come?

240317 Lent 5 Jeremiah 31:31-34 – PSALM 119.9-16 – Hebrews 5:5-10 – John 12:20-33 ‘The hour has come for the Son of Man to be Glorified’ It was obvious that something was afoot when some strangers from Greece, who were in Jerusalem at the time of the Passover, asked to see Jesus. True, they could […]

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The Divine Rainbow

240107 Epiphany 3 Genesis 9:8-17– Ps 25.1-9 – 1 Peter 3:18-22– Marc 1:9-15 “This (rainbow) is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.” (Gen 9.17) Rainbows have a powerful effect on us. Even though we know that they result from the diffraction of […]

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Fishing for God?

Epiphany 3: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 – – Ps 62: 6-14 – 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 – Mark 1:14-20 “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” When I was a child, I would occasionally accompany my grandfather when he set out for an afternoon of fishing.  We would drive a few kilometres into the […]

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As we remember and re-commit to peace

Remembrance Revelation 21:1-7- Psalm 23 – John 15:9-17 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector This summer, I completed a project which I had started a few years ago.  When I was a child, one of our morning routines on days off was to go and wake up my mother with a cup of […]

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Rethinking saints

All Saints Revelation 7:9-17- Psalm 34.1-10- 1 John 3:1-3– Matthew 5.1-12 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector ‘When he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is.’ Today, we are celebrating the Feast of All Saints – we have already sung familiar hymns of the season, […]

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Changing our ways

Pentecost 15 Ezekiel 33:7-11- Psalm 119:33-40- Romans 13:8-14 – Matthew 18.15-20 The Very Rev’d Bertrand Oliver, Dean and Rector ‘Love does no wrong to a neighbour; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.’ Well, it is good to be here on Welcome Back Sunday – the day in the calendar when most people are […]

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