October 2023

Heat pump on the exterior of St. Mary the Virgin Church

St. Mary the Virgin finds green solutions

Shortly before the pandemic, St. Mary the Virgin needed a new furnace. Replacing it was a challenge because the church is located in an area ...
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exterior view of St. James, Wright

Wright in the Laurentian Hills

Something looks familiar about this rural house of worship, but it is hard to place at first. Wright, of course, is the name of the ...
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Julian of No

Using our senses to learn about and experience God

This is the second 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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Parishioners from St. Mary and St. Helen's gathered together at a table.

St. Helen’s and St. Mary the Virgin form a dynamic duo

Built in 1879, St. Mary the Virgin in Blackburn Hamlet has a long history in the diocese. It was always a small church, filled to ...
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Exterior view of Cornerstone's new building on Eccles Street

Cornerstone caught between reduced funding and increasing demand

Cornerstone Housing for Women is struggling to raise $1 million in the private sector five months after losing that amount in federal funding. That is ...
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Infographic detailing Eleven Actions

Preparing for an Action-packed Synod

The 143rd Synod of the Diocese of Ottawa is set to take place from Oct. 19 to 21 at the St. Elias Centre in Ottawa. ...
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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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Smiths Falls church plays vital role in success of housing project

The parish of St. John the Evangelist Smiths Falls is credited with being “absolutely mission critical” in an affordable housing project that will open its ...
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Iain and Gillian Wallace with Douglas King at the 2023 Ottawa Pride March.

Anglicans march with and for Pride

Anglicans of all ages and from multiple parishes walked among 200 groups and an estimated 10,000 participants in the 2023 Pride March on Aug. 27. ...
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