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Read along with the Dean – 21-30 May 2020



Read along with the Dean – 21-30 May 2020

12 Responses to the Relevance Crisis of Christianity Table of Contents with Chapter Summaries   WHO Christian Schwarz is the leader of Natural Church Development, now a worldwide organization offering tools to help Christian church congregations toward greater health “naturally.” WHAT and WHEN On weekdays, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., during Thy Kingdom Come (Thursday, […]

Join us for God Is Indestructible



Join us for God Is Indestructible

God Is Indestructible 12 Responses to the Relevance Crisis of Christianity Christian A. Schwarz Daily studies with the Dean Weekdays at 4:00 p.m., during Thy Kingdom Come (21-31 May 2020) New research from churches in eighty-six countries around the world reveals that, throughout the last few years, there have been dramatic shifts in Christianity. In […]

Stations of the Cross



Stations of the Cross

Please meditate on the Stations of the Cross, and pray using these photos of the stations in our cathedral and the text below, which we have used in the past. It has been adapted from The Stations of the Cross for Kids. The First Station: Jesus Is Condemned to Death Jesus stood before Pontius Pilate. […]

Faith Alive! Deep Dive



Faith Alive! Deep Dive

Some are asking: What is a “Faith Alive! Deep Dive?” Faith Alive! is our Cathedral programme of preparation for confirmation, reaffirmation of faith or reception into the Anglican Church. Both “classes” and “sessions” with participants and their mentors comprise the programme content. Specifically, the classes are opportunities when all meet on a Wednesday evening for […]

2019 Confirmation, Reaffirmation, Reception



2019 Confirmation, Reaffirmation, Reception

The page for Faith Alive participants. You’re welcome to view the material with the password “faithalive.”   Rebranded for 2019-2020! Faith Alive! We began on 27 November with training for mentors and parents. The first “class” was Wednesday, 04 December beginning with supper at 5:30 p.m.. A schedule of classes and sessions is available on […]

What is Tenebrae?



What is Tenebrae?

On Wednesday of Holy Week, we’ll once again add Tenebrae to the wide selection of worship opportunities made available during perhaps the most solomn week of the Church year. The great three days (Eve of Good Friday or Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Day) are known as “the triduum.” An enormous amount […]

What is the Anglican Foundation of Canada?



What is the Anglican Foundation of Canada?

The Anglican Foundation of Canada may be one of the Canadian Anglican church’s best kept secrets. The Foundation supports Canadian Anglican ministry across Canada by way of the generosity of Anglicans both past and present. “‘Us’ and ‘them’ language is difficult to apply to the Anglican Foundation,” says the Diocese of Fredericton‘s representative Clyde Spinney. […]

A Creative Advent and Christmas?



A Creative Advent and Christmas?

26 Ideas for Advent (with Sybil MacBeth) Advent is a season of anticipation, of holy waiting . It is a waiting characterized not by idleness or even contented peace, but by prophetic yieldedness and active hope. Perhaps more than any other season in the Christian calendar, Advent acknowledges the already-and-not-yet nature of the Kingdom

BELLS Challenge 2018



BELLS Challenge 2018

Our Bishop and the Diocesan Synod of 2017 challenged us to “take 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 of […]

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 […]