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Practicing resurrection

One of my favourite biblical stories is the account of the raising of Lazarus in the eleventh chapter of John’s gospel. According to John, Jesus

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We are here to support you

This is the College of Bishops’ pastoral letter to vestries, to be read or circulated on the Sunday of the parish’s annual vestry meeting.  

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For all the saints

The arrival of November signals the beginning of a season of remembrance in our Church. On Nov. 1 – All Saints Day – we remember

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Dare to be a priest

One of the joys of being a bishop is presiding at the ordinations of deacons and priests. Ordinations are full of joy and promise, and

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We look ahead with great hope

The following is the College of Bishops’ pastoral letter to vestries, to be read or circulated on the Sunday of the parish’s annual vestry meeting.

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O come, let us adore him

As a kid, I remember sitting down in mid-November each year to write two Christmas lists. The first was for Santa, to be sent away

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Ensuring safe space for all

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your

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Saints: the stars of our faith

On a recent walk through the Entertainment District in Toronto with my family, my eyes were drawn to a maple leaf-like star embedded in the

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Troublemakers and co-conspirators

When American congressman John Lewis died last summer, he was honoured by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world. In various tributes that

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God is with us

What would Christmas be without traditions? For some families, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without decorating the tree together, or hanging the mistletoe in the

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Notes from a gratitude pad

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). We all know how easy it is

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A summer of joy and challenge

On their first day of school in September, our children were asked to share with the class how they had spent the summer. At the

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Canterbury experience was remarkable

Programs for new bishops are sometimes referred to with some cheek as “Baby Bishops’ Schools.” Since my consecration, I have had the opportunity to attend

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Let us make room

“Make some room!” That’s the cry of our six-year-old twins when they crawl into our bed at 6 o’clock in the morning. Those of you

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Seeking the Lord’s face

Twenty-five minutes seemed like an eternity on that warm, spring day in North York. Ordinary people were out doing ordinary things in the afternoon sunshine

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Live into our vows this Lent

It’s never too late to go back to school, as the three not-so-new suffragan bishops in our diocese can attest. Since our consecration as bishops

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In our music, God is glorified

As a boy growing up in the parish of Holy Trinity, Thornhill, there was a rule that you had to be 10 years old before

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Lent is an invitation to tear down walls

Over the past two years, Anglicans across Canada have stepped up to sponsor hundreds of refugees, mainly from war-torn Syria. Many parishes across our diocese

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