Pastoral Letters


2018 Thanksgiving Pastoral Letter



2018 Thanksgiving Pastoral Letter

Thanksgiving 2018 Dear Friends, Harvest Thanksgiving presents us with the opportunity to give thanks especially for the fruits of the earth in seasonal abundance now. In our society, the work of agriculture and the production of food has generally been delegated to those with specific gift and talent for such things. Some of us have […]

Easter 2018 Pastoral Letter



Easter 2018 Pastoral Letter

Lent 2018 Dear Friends in Christ, The season of Lent, with its “lent”hening days, reminds us of the coming of wondrous gifts of springtime when the earth returns to vitality after a life-limiting winter. The winter season is the harshest and most difficult in our climate and most of us are quite ready to see […]

2017 Christmas Pastoral Letter



2017 Christmas Pastoral Letter

Late in time behold him come, offspring of a virgin’s womb. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; hail, the incarnate deity, pleased as one of us to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel. Christmas 2017 Dear friends, For many, December is one of the busiest of months. Expectations run high with the promise that this year, the […]

2017 Thanksgiving Pastoral Letter



2017 Thanksgiving Pastoral Letter

Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton NB Thanksgiving 2017 Dear Friends, Listening to the news over the last several months is not for the faint of heart. Wildfires to the west, flooding in Central Canada, the impact of hurricanes and tropical storms in the Caribbean and the southern United States, perhaps even a personal tragedy or hardship […]

2017 Easter Pastoral Letter



2017 Easter Pastoral Letter

Lent 2017 Dear Friends, Easter is “late.” It is not by accident that its date changes each year, always keeping us guessing for the next. The vernal equinox governs the date (as it does the Passover), Easter being the Sunday after the first full moon after 20 March, or the fourth full moon of the […]

2016 Christmas Pastoral



2016 Christmas Pastoral

Advent 2016 Fredericton NB Dear Friends, et again we approach the season in which we celebrate a most central doctrine of belief — the God of the universe came to earth in the flesh of Jesus Christ the Son. The truth of that reality is essential to our living the Christian life in the midst […]

2016 Thanksgiving Pastoral



2016 Thanksgiving Pastoral

Dear Friends in Christ, “A wandering Aramean was my ancestor …” Deuteronomy 26:5 Those words are found in a passage from the Hebrew Scriptures, the Book of Deuteronomy, appointed to be read at Harvest Thanksgiving this year (Deuteronomy 26:1-11). They may mean little to most of us, but for the People of God from whom […]

2016 Easter Pastoral Letter



2016 Easter Pastoral Letter

Lent 2016 Dear Friends In Christ, With the dawn of Easter the Christian Church once again realizes anew the greatest joy of faith. The preparation of Lent and the horror of Holy Week breaks with the celebration of new life — the Saviour is risen! We celebrate the newness of life at Easter. Jesus’ Resurrection […]

2015 Christmas Pastoral Letter



2015 Christmas Pastoral Letter

Advent 2015 Dear Friends, Christian Faith is unique among the religions of the world. It was Martin Luther who once offered a short and precise summary of the uniqueness of the Christian Faith when he said, “We find the heart and will of the Father in Christ.” To the world Christmas has become a very […]