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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]