Cover of Joan Chittister's book "The Gift of the Years"

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.”

By The Ven. Peter Crosby Some books read like a good visit with a trusted soul friend. The Gift of Years, Growing Old Gracefully by ...
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Plants flourish in the hall at Ascension.

Creating fields of love and new life as followers of Jesus

The hall at the Church of the Ascension (pictured below) is a testament to my love of things green and growing. The whisper of ferns, ...
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Stock photo of person kayaking in rapids

Abide in my love

Sadly, the truth of it is that it is hard enough for me to love those who love me, let alone those who do not.  ...
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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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