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Sunday , December 24, 2023

2 Samuel 7: 8–16 Psalm 89: 1–4, 19–24 Romans 16: 25–27 Luke 1: 26-38 The four readings for Christmas Eve bring us a very strong message. In three of the passages, the words eternal, forever,

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Christmas 2023

Christmas musings: “Tell God I say ‘YES’ We have arrived at the Good News and the mystery of the Incarnation. Having pondered that Living Love, that ancient, hidden, promised love; that homeless, lowly, hungry love;

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Saturday , December 23, 2023

Malachi 3: 1-5 Psalm 25: 1-14 Luke 1: 57-66 The message in Luke 1: 57-66 reminds me of a clay bowl filled with petite, colourful flowers. One of the flowers in the bowl appears to

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Christmastide 2023 Services – Please join us!

Saturday December 23

5:00 pm  Evening Prayer/Compline

Sunday December 24 – Advent 4/Christmas Eve

8:00 am  Eucharist

5:00 pm  Christmas Evening Prayer with Compline

Monday December 25 – Christmas Day

8:30 am  Christmas Festal Morning Prayer with the Blessing of the Crib

12:30 pm  Festal Christmas Eucharist

5:30 pm  Christmas Evensong

Wednesday December 27 – St. John’s Day (Patronal Festival)

12:00 pm  Festal Eucharist for St. John’s Day, followed by Talking Dinner (Registration required – please RSVP with guesthouse@ssjd.ca)

Sunday December 31 – First Sunday After Christmas / New Year’s Eve

8:00 am  Holy Eucharist

12:15 pm – Mid-day Office

6:30 pm – New Year’s Eve Vigil

Monday January 1, 2024 – Naming of Jesus & New Year’s Day

8:30 am  Morning Prayer

12:00 pm  Eucharist

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Friday , December 22, 2023

National Gallery of Art. Leaf from a Choir Book (Antiphonary) 1450 1 Samuel 1: 19-28 Psalm 122 Luke 1:46-56 1 Samuel 1 and Luke 1 both speak about the praise given and the faith kept

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Thursday , December 21, 2023

Psalm 33: 1-5, 20-22 Song of Songs 2: 8-14 Luke 1: 39-45 These readings are about praise and rejoicing, trusting in God’s love and mercy. If we associate praise and rejoicing with outward circumstances, this

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Wednesday , December 20, 2023

Isaiah 7:10-14 Psalm 24 Luke 1:26-38 Reflecting on Psalm 24 in the light of this year’s theme, ‘Waiting in Hope’, I find myself humbly questioning the relevance of this biblical passage to our present-day circumstances.

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Monday , December 18, 2023

James Tissot (Nantes, France, 1836–1902, Chenecey-Buillon, France). Portrait of Zacharias and Elizabeth Jeremiah 23: 5-8 Psalm 72: 11-1 Matthew 1:18-25
 The gospel of Matthew harkens here to the Old Testament where Elizabeth, wife to a temple

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Sunday , December 17, 2023

MagnificatSt Mary Magdalene Church Trimdon Village Bridget Jones design Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11 Canticle 18, The Song of Mary* 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24John 1: 6-8,19-28 The Song of Mary and Isaiah both speak about injustices

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