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Life after Easter 2022



Life after Easter 2022

Join the Dean for lectionary studies during the Easter Season beginning Monday, 18 April, 2-3:15 p.m.. Both online via Zoom or in-person are options. See the Dean for printed materials and please contact him by phone or email if you plan to attend. Everyone is welcome. No former biblical scholarship necessary! Mary Magdalene’s encounter with […]

2022 Easter Pastoral Letter



2022 Easter Pastoral Letter

Holy Week 2022 Fredericton NB HE Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus is firmly rooted in historical events to which Christians have given witness throughout the centuries. The biblical witness is familiar to us. The historian Josephus writes in the first century about “all these things,” interestingly specifically, from an historical perspective not one of […]

2022 Dean’s Annual Report



2022 Dean’s Annual Report

We approached year two of the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2021. It continues to be the hot topic of conversation even though many of us are growing considerably fatigued by it. It’s a circumstance unprecedented during my lifetime surely to be remembered as it shapes everyone’s perception of the world, perhaps especially younger generations. Many will […]

Christmas Pastoral 2021



Christmas Pastoral 2021

Advent 2021 Fredericton NB Dear Friends, On a dark night, long, long ago, a little light shone from a place of humble beginning. A baby was born on the outskirts of a small, unimportant town, on the margins of society – in a feeding trough of stable animals. As the story goes, his bed was […]

What is reverential capitalization?



What is reverential capitalization?

Someone has asked: What is reverential capitalization? Reverential capitalization refers to the practice of capitalizing words referring to the Divine in religious texts. Wikipedia defines it as “capitalizing religious words that refer to deities or divine beings in cases where the words would not otherwise have been capitalized.” Interestingly, it was very popular in the […]

2021 Thanksgiving Pastoral



2021 Thanksgiving Pastoral

Read or download in PDF format Thanksgiving 2021 Fredericton NB Dear Friends, If there’s one thing we may have learned from this time of global pandemic, it’s that no matter the circumstance there is always much for which to be thankful. When we were locked down and in complete isolation from one another, I’m thankful […]

Understanding episcopacy



Understanding episcopacy

Season Two episode of Star Trek the Original Seris, “Return to Tomorrow,” sees Captain Kirk in the briefing room with the Enterprise senior officers. A risky decision is before the Captain, and he is in consultation. He says, “I’m in command. I could order this. But I’m not because, Doctor McCoy is right in pointing […]