Desire

Ash Wednesday Isaiah 58:1-12; Ps 103:8-18; 2 Cor 5:20b-6:10; Matt 6:1-6, 16-21 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister I’m not going to say Happy Valentine’s Day! The internet is having a field day about the convergence of these two dates — the Day of Abstinence and the Day of Anything But — but I think it’s […]

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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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To give them a garland instead of ashes

Ash Wednesday Isaiah 58:1-12 Psalm 103 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 15-21 The Rev’d Dr. Deborah Meister St. Luke records the first sermon that Jesus ever preached. The way he tells it, Jesus went to his hometown to pray in the synagogue on the sabbath, and when the time came, they turned to him — […]

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A few years ago, I went on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where – with a group of 16 pilgrims – we travelled in the footsteps of Jesus, visiting places where he was born, grew up, lived and exercised his earthly ministry.  In the course of our journey, we followed his path towards his passion, […]

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