Whether you are a Christian who has worshipped in the Anglican tradition, are of another Christian denomination another faith entirely, or simply interested in understanding more about what our faith community is all about, you are warmly welcome to visit or join us in worship. There is no dress code ... read more
The Cathedral belongs to the Anglican Church of Canada, and the world-wide Anglican Communion, celebrating the historic sacraments and sharing the Word of God contained in the Old (Hebrew) and the New (Greek) Testaments of the Christian scriptures. As a member ... read more
Many visitors are astonished to find such a grand statement of Gothic Revival architecture in the relatively small city of Fredericton. The building is the result of one man's vision: John Medley, the first Bishop of the Diocese. Medley, who arrived ... read more
This past spring the Cathedral Mothers' Union, with the help of members of the congregation prepared a little over 200 'care packs' and handed them out to University of New Brunswick students prior to their final exams. The packs were well received, and we are hoping to continue our outreach prior to the Christmas exams - preparing even more care packs if possible. But we need the help of our congregation family!
Sunday, December 2nd from 1-4pm at the Cathedral Hall, we will be baking cookies, writing and decorating a note of encouragement, and packing the care packages to be delivered the following week. It is our hope that many will be able to join us to help bake cookies, package cookies, write and/or decorate the notes, or pack the care pack bags.
If you are unable to join us on 02 December, donations of individually wrapped packages of hot chocolate or other flavoured drink mixes, individually wrapped candies/treats, or home baked cookies (we are planning on chocolate chip, sugar cookies, and ginger cookies - avoiding nuts) would be very much appreciated, and can be dropped off at the Hall marked MU anytime before December 2nd.
One student came back after receiving a care package and told our member that the hand written note was the best part! If you'd like to complete some of the notes with some cheerful words of encouragement for the student prior to their exams, packs of blank cards are available. Please return them by December 2nd.
Many thanks! If you have any questions, please contact Diane Nash at (506) 455-9698 or <diane.nash at gnb.ca>.
In his wonderful book Art + Faith: A Theology of Making, renowned artist Makoto Fujimura describes the ancient Japanese art form of Kintsugi. In it, the artist takes broken pottery (originally tea war...
St. Matthew, also called St. Matthew the Evangelist, St. Matthew the Apostle, or Levi, (flourished 1st century CE, Palestine; Western feast day September 21, Eastern feast day November 16), one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ and the traditional author of the first Synoptic Gospel.According to Matthew 9:9 and Mark 2:14, Matthew was sitting by the customs house in Capernaum (near modern Almagor, Israel, on the Sea of Galilee) when Jesus called him into his company. Assuming that the identification of Matthew with Levi is correct, Matthew (probably meaning “Yahweh’s Gift”) would appear to be the Christian name of Levi (called by Mark “Levi the son of Alphaeus”), who had been employed as a tax collector in the service of Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee. Because Levi’s occupation was one that earned distrust and contempt everywhere, the scribes of the Pharisees criticized Jesus on seeing him eat with tax collectors and sinners, whereupon Jesus answered, “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners” (Mark 2:15–17). According to Luke 5:29, the aforementioned dinner was given by Levi in his house after his call.Other than naming Matthew in the list of Apostles, usually pairing him with St. Thomas, the New Testament offers scanty and uncertain information about him. Outside the New Testament, a statement of importance about him is the passage from the Apostolic Father Papias of Hierapolis preserved by Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea: “So then Matthew composed the Oracles in the Hebrew language, and each one interpreted them as he could.” The Gospel According to Matthew was certainly written for a Jewish-Christian church in a strongly Jewish environment, but that this Matthew is definitely the Synoptic author is seriously doubted. Tradition notes his ministry in Judaea, after which he supposedly missioned to the East, suggesting Ethiopia and Persia. Legend differs as to the scene of his missions and as to whether he died a natural death or a martyr’s. Matthew’s relics were reputedly discovered in Salerno (Italy) in 1080. His symbol is a winged Man. (adapted from the Encyclopaedia Britannica) ... See MoreSee Less
Please join us for Taizé Thursday! ~ Today, 21 September, 5:30-6pm (Atlantic). We will be gathering in person in the Cathedral this time around for those who are closer by and able to attend; we will also livestream the service on our Cathedral YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@christchurchcathedralftonThis week's session lands in the middle of the Season of Creation, which is not a liturgical season per se but an ecumenically supported and recognized time of intentional prayer, reflection & action for the environment (running from 1 September--4 October each year). Today also happens to be the feast day of St. Matthew the Apostle & Evangelist....And now looking ahead to & through the remainder of the fall, here is the anticipated calendar of Taizé sessions:* 21 September ~ In-person and livestreamed ~ Season of Creation* 5 October ~ Zoom ~ Season of Creation (extended by one day), Feast of St. Francis, and Thanksgiving anticipated* 19 October ~ In-person and livestreamed ~ Ordinary Time* 2 November ~ Zoom ~ Ordinary Time (and Remembrance -- All Saints & Souls)* 16 November ~ In-person and livestreamed ~ Ordinary Time* 30 November ~ Zoom ~ Advent anticipated* 7 December ~ In-person and livestreamed ~ Advent* 14 December ~ Zoom ~ Advent* 21 December ~ In-person and livestreamed ~ Advent ... See MoreSee Less
When a single mother had to find work to take care of her family in the 1950s, she took on typing jobs. The only issue was that she wasn’t a very good typist and kept making mistakes. She looked for...