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Chalice and bread

Holy Communion is a joyous gift

Lent is a precious gift of time in the midst of our often overly busy lives.  We are invited to intentionally step back from the ...
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Paul Mugarura

Prayerfully rising to the challenge

As Bishop Shane outlined in his column on p. 2, the most recent Synod set two goals or challenges for every parish and congregation in ...
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Statue of Jesus sleeping on a bench in front of Christ Church Cathedral

The state of the streets

As director general of the Anglican Community Ministries, Canon Hobbs spoke to Synod in October and offered this view of the dire situation many vulnerable ...
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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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Feeding the multitudes

The Gospel of John reports that Jesus fed the multitudes with five loaves and two fish. We have all been told of that miracle, but ...
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My prayer is that the “helpful” sorting out of people will cease

I am a direct beneficiary of the extraordinary efforts of Anglican missionaries to spread the gospel around the world. The Anglican Church established itself as ...
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Mother’s Day: It’s complicated

May – the month of spring; of flowers and, hopefully, sunshine; of the “May 2-4” weekend and planting our gardens; and the month of that ...
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Getting reacquainted and reaching out

As we come to a respite in the pandemic, I’m back at one of the nagging questions we have had all along. Who will come ...
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The ironing board pulpit is still in place at St. Stephen’s

Singing ‘Forty Days and Forty Nights’

Dear friends, As I write this, I wonder how much the world may have changed by the time you read this article. We have lived ...
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