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The Faces of Christ – by Sarah Petite



The Faces of Christ – by Sarah Petite

The Faces of Christ are a version of images suggested and used with the Godly Play story method. On Good Friday 2018, “The Faces of Christ” was a modified Godly Play session and part of the worship that day. The “faces” images were created by Sarah Petite. recognizable events in Jesus’ ministry, no prompting needed […]

BELLS Challenge 2018



BELLS Challenge 2018

Our Bishop and the Diocesan Synod of 2017 has challenged us in “taking the BELLS Challenge to fulfill the mission of God.” In his book, “Surprise the World: The 5 Habits of Highly Missional People,” Michael Frost outlines a framework for how we might become more “mission minded as individuals.” A church with an attitude […]

The Penal Cross – Sarah Petite



The Penal Cross – Sarah Petite

The large crucifix that hangs on the pillar in Christ Church Cathedral during the last two weeks before Easter is an adaptation of an Irish traditional form known as the “Penal Cross.” One given to me many years ago hangs in my home, and gave me inspiration for my large version. The original is simple […]

Youth Devotional from PWRDF



Youth Devotional from PWRDF

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, seeking to build a truly just, healthy and peaceful world, works in 28 countries with a variety of local partners and covers a wide spectrum in the field of international development. We hope that this devotional will help you explore the history of PWRDF as well as the […]

Taizé worship during Lent



Taizé worship during Lent

More Taizé services will be available during Lent Candles flicker in the semi-darkness of the cathedral on a cold winter’s evening as  people seated in a circle begin to softly sing in Latin to piano accompaniment. “Laudate omnes gentes, laudate dominum.” The two simple phrases, which mean “Sing praises, all you people, sing praises to […]

2018 Lenten Studies



2018 Lenten Studies

During the Season of Lent, all members of the Cathedral congregation are encouraged to take part in small group study. The resource recommended by our Bishop for 2018 is “Pray: Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer” by Bishop Bill Hockin. We’ve also had an offer to provide one additional option on the poetic works of John […]

Studies in Lent 2018



Studies in Lent 2018

Ash Wednesday is a moveable fast day in the Church calendar, this year falling on 14 February. The date of Ash Wednesday is determined by the date of Easter each year, which is 01 April in 2018. While not as early as it can be, Easter is relatively early this year determined by the “Paschal […]

Monday morning drop-in: Sharing Christianity outside the church walls



Monday morning drop-in: Sharing Christianity outside the church walls

Tasty sandwiches and warm socks aren’t the only things handed out to people in need at the Monday morning drop-in run by the cathedral’s outreach committee. Archdeacon Pat Drummond always gives a blessing of praise and thanksgiving to start the morning’s activities. At first, the clatter of dishes and chatter of voices would continue. But […]