December 2023

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Using our senses to learn about and experience God

This is the fourth of a series of articles exploring the use of our senses in connecting with God. If we restrict our understanding and ...
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Saint Alban, Mattawa — Pembroke Deanery

Mattawa had always been regarded as an important place, serving as a jumping off place from the settled area of Upper Canada on the upper ...
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Advent candles in Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa

Reclaiming Advent, living Christmas

I have always loved Advent. It offers a rich time of reflection in which we read some of our most profound, inspiring and challenging scriptures, ...
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The Rt. Rev. Peter Coffin

Remembering refugees with Saint Bernard de Clairvaux

Reading Hélène Goulet’s wonderful article about St. Bernard’s tribute to Charlotte Davidson (Crosstalk, April 2023) for her 40 years of providing Christian education to children ...
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A daring escape and a new life in Canada with help from the Refugee Ministry

Wahida Azizi recalls her last day of work in Afghanistan vividly. An activist for women’s rights, Azizi advised women about their rights to be educated, ...
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Dean Richard Sewell taking a photo at Synod.

Sharing Old World faith in the brave New World

In his final address to Synod, Dean Richard Sewell spoke of the dislocation he felt having travelled from “the Old World,” in Jerusalem, “where people ...
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Members of Synod stand stand for prayers and hymns.

A Time of Prayer: Listening for Divine Sparks in our Midst

Following the presentation on contextual mission and new worshipping communities, Bishop Shane Parker outlined how a new forward-looking initiative will involve every parish: “By 2028, ...
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The Rev. Thomas Brauer (right) and Archdeacon Mark Whittall

Engaging with the world in new ways

At Synod 2022, there was a palpable excitement and energy in discussions about finding new ways for the church to engage with the world around ...
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Youth view reflects a deep desire to make a change

There were four young adults registered as observers at Synod, but there were also a number of young Anglicans who attended Synod as representatives from ...
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