From our Bishop

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Friends gathered in Jerusalem making palm crosses

“We are the living stones….Do not forget us”

This year I celebrate the twentieth anniversary of my relationship with our companion Diocese of Jerusalem. My first pilgrimage the land of the Holy One ...
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Gaining perspective, stepping into prayerfulness

I love almost any kind of vista. A compelling vista has details which become apparent as you gaze over it. The accompanying photograph captures a ...
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Variety of calendars and a novelty clock where the numbers have fallen off

Spending more time in God’s time

As we begin a new calendar year, having begun a new liturgical year a month ago in Advent season, many of us will reflect on ...
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Bishop’s Charge speaks to a thriving church that is well-equipped to serve the world

As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully. 2 Timothy 4:5 The first reading ...
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Storm over the North Sea

When storm clouds come your way

Late last summer, while walking on a long stretch of beach off the west coast of the Netherlands, I was lulled into deep contemplation by ...
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A view of the horizon from Masada, Israel

Stepping out toward a new horizon

There is a mountain fortress called Masada near the Dead Sea in Israel, on the eastern edge of the Judean Desert. The mountain’s steep cliffs ...
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Photo of the Sea of Galilee

Following in Jesus’ footsteps through Jerusalem and Galilee

I know only a few words of Arabic, the language spoken by our partners in the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. One beautiful, frequently used phrase ...
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Living faithfully doesn’t just happen

In early January I went to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Ottawa East to donate a number of items left over from a renovation ...
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When the prayers of our hearts cannot be put into words …

There are 800 hectares of forest in the Gatineau Hills that are very familiar to me. I lived on the edge of this forest for ...
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