From the Dean


St. Joseph Guilds celebrate



St. Joseph Guilds celebrate

On Saturday, March 25th, Guilds of St. Joseph celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph at Christ Church Cathedral. Guilds from elsewhere in the Diocese of Fredericton were invited to attend. The following is the sermon by the Dean, part of the celebration of the Eucharist that day. Lections: 2 Samuel 7:4,8-16;  Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a […]

Positive Piety



Positive Piety

“Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them.” Matthew 6:1 The word “piety” rings with a negative tone in most ears. One who we describe to be pious is not one we hope to be. We know the pious one to be overly centred on the self, showing a […]

2016 Christmas Pastoral



2016 Christmas Pastoral

Advent 2016 Fredericton NB Dear Friends, et again we approach the season in which we celebrate a most central doctrine of belief — the God of the universe came to earth in the flesh of Jesus Christ the Son. The truth of that reality is essential to our living the Christian life in the midst […]

2016 Thanksgiving Pastoral



2016 Thanksgiving Pastoral

Dear Friends in Christ, “A wandering Aramean was my ancestor …” Deuteronomy 26:5 Those words are found in a passage from the Hebrew Scriptures, the Book of Deuteronomy, appointed to be read at Harvest Thanksgiving this year (Deuteronomy 26:1-11). They may mean little to most of us, but for the People of God from whom […]

2016 Easter Pastoral Letter



2016 Easter Pastoral Letter

Lent 2016 Dear Friends In Christ, With the dawn of Easter the Christian Church once again realizes anew the greatest joy of faith. The preparation of Lent and the horror of Holy Week breaks with the celebration of new life — the Saviour is risen! We celebrate the newness of life at Easter. Jesus’ Resurrection […]

2015 Christmas Pastoral Letter



2015 Christmas Pastoral Letter

Advent 2015 Dear Friends, Christian Faith is unique among the religions of the world. It was Martin Luther who once offered a short and precise summary of the uniqueness of the Christian Faith when he said, “We find the heart and will of the Father in Christ.” To the world Christmas has become a very […]