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Living into the Trinity

Today we once again find ourselves with an interesting clash between a doctrine of the Church and what the Gospels say. This is Trinity Sunday where inevitably some of us once again try and wrestle with how three people can be one person all at the same time. No matter how we try and explain it, or rationalize it,... Read More

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Owning Our Ministry

Today is a big day for us. This is Pentecost Sunday. Today we have blessed a new carpet in the Naïve and Sanctuary. We will also be blessing our new exterior stairs. We have balloons in church [and many of you are wearing red] all to help celebrate and usher in the Holy Spirit upon the disciples and us. A few... Read More

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Building a Connection to God

So, who can tell me, why do you pray? Why is prayer important . . . or not?   There are many reasons why we pray. Our readings from Acts and John’s gospel today talk about prayer. Remember The Ascension and our reading from Acts last week when Jesus ascends to heaven and the disciples are caught by the angels... Read More

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Bridging the Church to the World

Ascension Day holds a very special place in my heart in that it is the Anniversary of my ordination to the Diaconate. May 21, 2009 was Ascension Day and I along with a colleague who now works in the Diocese of Toronto were ordained at St. Michael and All Angels Cathedral on this day, Ascension Day.   The timing of... Read More

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Is Hell Real?

At some point along the way, the inevitable question will come up during confirmation preparation, “Is hell real?” This question will usually come up if the well-meaning facilitator of the class wants people to feel free to ask whatever question they have been desperate to ask, but felt embarrassed or afraid to... Read More

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Following the Voice of God

Thomas Merton in his prayer, “A Prayer of Daring Trust” prays, “My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. . .” So many times we find ourselves... Read More

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So Where Do We Go From here?

Things are always different aren’t they when someone we love dies. Things are different, and yet there is also a strange familiarity as well.             People, our neighbourhood and world is the same and familiar. Even our daily routines, while slow to re-engage do come back and become familiar and regular... Read More

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Easter Sunday - Seeing God in the World

And so the story continues. We have journeyed through Lent and Holy Week and followed faithfully the steps of Jesus, those life changing and formative moments in his life as he makes his way to the Cross. If it wasn’t for today, the events of this past week, Jesus being betrayed by Judas, abandoned in the garden... Read More

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The Road to Jerusalem

This is the time when Jesus enters Jerusalem. He enters at the same time as the Governor of the day, although through a different entrance. The city is in a buzz. Soldiers and people gathering and pushing in to get a better view. Some pushing forward to get close to the governor. Others pushing to get close to... Read More

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The Way of Love

The brother of Mary and Martha is sick. Lazarus is dying and by the time Jesus gets to the house, he will be dead and buried. We read in Scripture and will soon pay attention more closely to the narratives when Jesus “sets his face to Jerusalem.” When Jesus is on the road to Jerusalem and the cross, he stops by... Read More