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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 […]

Pandemic Red Level at the Cathedral



Pandemic Red Level at the Cathedral

19 January 2021 Dear Friends, You’ll note that as of midnight tonight (Tuesday) the Province of New Brunswick announced that Zone 3 (Fredericton Region) is being moved to the Red Level of pandemic restriction. Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province’s chief medical officer of health, says Zones 1, 2, and 3 – Moncton, Saint John, and […]

2020 Christmas Pastoral



2020 Christmas Pastoral

Dear Friends, This has without doubt been one of the more unique years in recent memory. We’ve all sat perched on edge wondering what the current pandemic will mean next. We’ve attempted to respond with wisdom and care while remaining unshaken by unnecessary fear. The fact remains we are not enriched or improved by being […]