Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem” (Jerusalem Sunday, Easter 7, May 13, 2018) Scriptures: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26.  Psalm 122. I John 5:9-13.  John 17:6-19  I promised to preach about prayer the next time I had a chance. Now, by the luck of the draw, today is Jerusalem Sunday and the whole Anglican Church in Canada […]

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A new broom sweeps clean

  Sermon for Sunday March 4, 2018   Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22   A new broom sweeps clean! (Jesus cleansing the Temple)    When Kay Dila was the Rector’s Warden of this Cathedral I was a deputy.  The building’s architecture was slightly different then… the organ blocked both sides of […]

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The Moment is Now (Candlemas)

I want to talk today about preparation, readiness, and waiting. When I was little I would periodically organize a party for my two dolls. The preparations for this tremendous occasion were… well, total. The whole room had to be cleaned and often entirely reorganized. The dolls’ clothes had to be washed and ironed and so […]

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As we celebrate the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene today, I think I can safely say we Anglicans have a range of understandings about saints. My mother, not an Anglican, was unclear on the concept. “Catholics,” she told me, “pray to statues.” I, for my part, was sure there was something about the saint thing. […]

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Starting Passiontide on a Learning Curve

Starting Passiontide on a Learning Curve Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130 Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45   Today we stand at the beginning of the two week period called Passiontide, leading in to Holy Week and Easter. That’s why the crosses and some of the statues are veiled, today. It encourages us to turn our thoughts to […]

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Is there enough love to go around?

Is there enough love to go around? This week if you, like me, were watching the live feed from General Synod, you know that we witnessed some very moving and also some very hurtful exchanges in the Anglican Church of Canada   … and now this morning’s Gospel seems also to offer a mixture of hope […]

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Jesus said “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” Today, Luke’s Gospel, the story of the Transfiguration, sheds light on each of these words. But I would like to began by talking about the revelation itself. One summer Sunday, years and years ago, I came as I usually did to the 10:00 service […]

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