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Feast of All Saints   Matthew 5: 1-12

November 1, 2023 – Reflection by The Rev. Frances Drolet-Smith, Oblate, SSJD                  As the story goes1, shortly after Thomas Merton converted to Catholicism in the late 1930s, he and his friend Robert Lax were walking

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St Mary, The Mother of Jesus

August 15, 2023 Reflection by Archbishop Fred Hiltz In her book, “Full of Grace: Encountering Mary in Faith, Art and Life”, Judith Dupré writes, “Through the centuries Mary’s historical identity has become a living canvas

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Who Is Listening?

Sunday, August 20, 2023 – Pentecost 12 By the Rev’d Canon Andrea Budgey Readings: Isaiah 56.1, 6-8; Psalm 67; Romans 11.1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15.21-28           A few years ago, youth delegates to Toronto’s diocesan Synod

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Courage! Fear Not!

August 13, 2023. By the Most Rev’d Colin R. Johnson Readings: 1 Kings 19:9-18; Rom 10:5-15; Mt 14:22-33 +In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen. Uncle Don was an eminent pathologist

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Of Seeds, Bread And Pearls: Discernment And The Parables of Jesus.

The closing Sermon of the 2023 Women at a Crossroads Program. By Sr. Constance Joanna, SSJD Readings:1 Kings 3.5-12         Psalm 119.129-136Romans 8.26-39                                                                                 Matthew 13.31-33, 44-52 The readings this morning seem as though they were chosen specifically

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A Sermon for St. Stephen’s Day

By the Rev. Stephen Kern. It is a privilege and a joy to be with you as we celebrate St. Stephen, my namesake, thank you. I can still remember learning about St. Stephen’s martyrdom in

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Easter Homily

By the Rev. David Brinton The night just past is the night which made us Christians, the night of our deliverance,  and the dawn which we now greet is the dawn of our eternal hope.

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Good Friday Homily

By the Rev David Brinton. The Alsatian city of Colmar in France near the German border is home to the Isenheim Altar piece, regarded by many as the most moving depiction of the crucifixion ever

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Maundy Thursday 

By the Rev. David Brinton. Exodus 12:1-14; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Tonight our annual Passover begins, the great three days of the Christian year ending at Evening Prayer on Easter Day. If the

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