April 2021 Issue

The Lenten Musical Calendar

Coldest Night Warms Hearts In Pandemic

Emerging safely from lockdown for a good cause, close to 25,000 walkers raised nearly 10 million dollars across Canada in …

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Anglicans Join Ecumenical Climate Advocacy Campaign

Canadian Anglicans have joined a coalition of 35 Canadian churches and faith-based organizations have come together for an unprecedented, months-long …

Lenten Experience Deepened by Welsh Connection

International travel is out of reach this spring, but the parishes of St. James, Fergus and Bro Celynnin (Anglican Diocese …

Refugee Rights Case Supported by Canadian Churches

The Federal Court of Appeal recently heard the Canadian government’s appeal of a decision finding that the Canada-US Safe Third …

Systemic Change Needed

Ever since I understood the climate crisis emergency, it has fundamentally changed the entire thought process of the myriads decisions …

Jonah the Petulant Prophet

Beyond his peevishness, Jonah also has a death wish. He would rather die than fulfill his calling to save the …

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Jerusalem

Candles the colour of honey flickered silently on either side of the low passage to the burial chamber. Bowing to …

Six Ways to Believe in the Resurrection

I remember once doing a debate on the rationality of faith with a philosophy professor in Montreal. In the course …

Rise heart; thy Lord is risen. Sing his praise Without delayes, — George Herbert, Easter

A happy and blessed Easter to you!  Perhaps no other time in recent memory has the church had such need …

I’ve Been There Too

As some of our readers know, I began receiving ministry coaching in the fall of 2020 from the Very Reverend …

Embracing Constant Revolution and Evolution

We’ve just commemorated Black History Month, which in itself is an admission of failure. It should be unnecessary, redundant, should …

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Serving Breakfast to the People of St. Catharines for 25 Years

February marked the quarter century anniversary of the Community Breakfast Program at St. George’s Anglican Church in downtown St. Catharines. …

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Words About Words

One afternoon, I loaned my label maker to my young friend Samuel, so that he could complete a project. That …

Using Our ‘Holy Imagination’ in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

The dignity of the human person was a grounding principle for the recent diocesan forum, “Human Trafficking? Not in My …

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A Continuum of Healing and Wholeness

This is the first installment of a special series Members of the Anti-racism Working Group will be sharing reflections about …

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Micro-Volunteerism Offers New Opportunities to Serve

The volunteering landscape in Canada is evolving. In your parish, you may have noticed this. For instance, the way people …