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The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth

By the Rev. Simon Li Luke 1:39-57             Since the start of the pandemic, our Parish of St. John Willowdale has had, similar to many parishes, quite a number of deaths, which is sad.  Also in

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St. Joseph’s Day

By Fr. David Brinton, OGS The secure and peaceful home life today’s gospel predicts for Jesus, Mary, and Joseph began very differently – with the catastrophic circumstances of Mary’s pregnancy during her engagement to Joseph.

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Homily: The Transfiguration

By the Rev’d Canon Andrea Budgey (2 Kings 2.1-12; Psalm 50.1-6; 2 Corinthians 4.3-6; Mark 9.2-9) Every year, on the last Sunday after Epiphany (or, perhaps more significantly, the last Sunday before Lent), our lectionary

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