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St. John’s Day Reflection

By Rev. Joanne Davies, SSJD Oblate. St. John’s Day Reflection ** In the beginning before light and dark, sea and sky. Before embodiment. There was and is forever love, patient, kind, before, now, then and

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As I Have Loved You

By Rev. David Brinton. John 13. 31-35 “When he had gone out.”  What a curious way to begin a liturgical gospel.  “When he had gone out.”  The “he” of course is Judas, and the place

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Blessed Are The Questioners.

Sr. Constance Joanna, SSJD Acts 5.27-32     Psalm 118: 14-29 Revelation 1.4-8 John 20, 19-31 Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! This is the third year in a row that I’ve preached in

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Easter Sunday Homliy

By Rev. David Brinton The terrified myrrh-bearing women, looking for the body of the Lord are greeted by the angels at the empty tomb with these words: “Why do you seek the living among the

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Good Friday Homily

By Rev. David Brinton Our society is shot through with traces of the Roman Empire, not just physical remains in the form of ruins and artworks, but in our legal system and church organization, our

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Maundy Thursday Homily

By Rev. David Brinton This evening we begin the celebration of the Christian Passover which will end at Evening Prayer on Sunday.  In these sacred three days we celebrate the memorial of events which took place

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By Sr. Elizabeth Ann, SSJD Are you familiar with the television game show, Jeopardy?  Alex Trebek, born in Sudbury*, ON, was its host for 37 years until his death in 2020.  In an interesting twist

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Palm Sunday Homily

By Rev. David Brinton OGS The meaning of Holy Week which begins today, is explained by St Paul in this way: “Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality

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