May 2021 Issue

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Bishop marks 125th anniversary with a challenge for the future

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The provenance of Sister Jerusalem

When I was consecrated and seated as the Bishop of Ottawa on May 31 last year—the Day of Pentecost—I was presented with a pectoral cross, ...
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St. James, Carleton Place building an ecumenical coalition for housing

Two years ago, the congregation of St James, Carleton Place put together a mission statement that aspired to leadership “in community programs that provide supportive, ...
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Vaccination questions answered by the diocesan advisor

With a few production and distribution bumps along the way, several COVID-19 vaccines are now available in Canada with more doses on the way. As ...
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Affordable housing work will continue after anniversary

Bishop Shane Parker’s Easter sermon, with its call to embrace the challenges that face us, gives fresh impetus to those in the diocese who are ...
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Fund fosters learning and reconciliation work throughout the diocese

“’Chi chiskutimaasunaanaau: We Are Learning’ was a tremendous event in the life of our parish, and in my own personal life” said the Rev. Stephen ...
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Virtual therapy brings important care into patients’ homes

Talking with Crosstalk just before Easter, Ibrahim Faltas, the general director of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre was worried about rising numbers of COVID-19 cases ...
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Church of the Resurrection takes a brave step

Until March 1 of this year, I was the People’s Warden of the Church of the Resurrection. That was the day when Bishop Shane officially ...
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Memories, reflections from members

Lynn and I first came to Church of the Resurrection (COR) at the beginning of 1980, together with a year-old daughter. Fr Ralph Smith was ...
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COR’s early days

The Church of the Resurrection was established by Bishop Ernest Reed in 1963 in view of the rapid development of Riverside Park and was served ...
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Catherine Munroe, Rector’s Warden at St. Thomas

One of the bright spots this past year was having so many members of the former Church of the Resurrection join us at St. Thomas ...
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The deciding moment: Special Vestry meeting July 2020

The Rev. Michael Garner was appointed Assistant Curate in October 2019 and was with the parish as it considered the possibility of disestablishing. He described ...
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A word from the Bishop

Following the parish’s decision to disestablish, Bishop Shane shared these thoughts with parishioners when he announced that he was appointing the Rev. Tim Kehoe as Incumbent and ...
Archdeacon Peter Crosby

More COR memories

I have been thinking of many treasured memories of COR and how much COR meant to our family…husband Ron and daughters Rhonda and Rosemary. …Our girls ...
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Black History Month and the Canadian story celebrated

On Feb. 26, members of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa gathered online to celebrate Black History Month, with a special Evening Service. As we continue ...
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New refugee ministry staff get started

There are two new friendly faces at the diocesan Refugee Ministry. Ishita Ghose and Safiyah Rochelle began their work as case managers in February, preparing ...
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1000 Doves ready to take flight

In recent months, people across the diocese have been creating origami paper doves in a project to support the diocesan Refugee Ministry. Now the goal ...
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Ottawa, Trinity

Trinity Church, Ottawa South, had humble beginnings in 1876, with its first worship services held in a local temperance hall.  By the end of the ...
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A Prayer Adapted from one by Theresa of Avila

We have no hands but our hands, to do your work today. We have no feet but our feet, to lead others in your way. ...
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National Worship Conference 2021 goes virtual

The National Planning Committee of the Anglican Lutheran National Worship Conference (NWC) announced in March that this year’s conference will be held online.  The 2020 ...
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Mask-makers! 510 Rideau / Shawenjeagamik has said they would welcome cloth masks that are dark colours, as the majority of their clients are male.  Carrie ...
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Bishop’s Gala: Raising funds for important international causes

Tune in for an evening of entertainment featuring talent from across the Diocese of Ottawa. Gala tickets are available now, and numbers are limited—they will ...
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