April 2015

Progressively bigger stacks of coins grow plant shoots.

We shouldn’t make assumptions

As a stewardship educator, most of my time is dedicated to teaching – and hopefully inspiring – members of our congregations to embrace a life …

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Pilgrim course nurtures disciples

The parishioners of St. John, East Orangeville, had been searching for several months for something that would bring us together, beyond our usual Sunday morning …

An open bible sitting on a rock.

Paul preaches in Corinth

Paul visited Corinth on his second missionary journey. Corinth was the capital of the Roman province of Achaia, which comprised most of modern day Greece. …

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Organist defined music at St. Clement’s

Thomas Fitches, the immensely talented and faithful organist and choirmaster at St. Clement, Eglinton for more than four decades, is apparently retiring in April – …

Proposed changes to mandatory retirement

A motion was brought to Diocesan Council proposing that the matter of mandatory retirement as it relates to members of the clergy be abolished.  Currently, …

Proposed changes to Synod composition

In 2012, Diocesan Council set up a working group with membership drawn from all of the episcopal areas. The group’s mandate was to review and …

Sisters in blue habits wave and smile for the camera.

I believe we do wonderful work

Sister Elizabeth Rolfe-Thomas will be installed as the next Reverend Mother of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (SSJD) on May 6 at St. …

Two women with candles stand next to the Toronto Homeless Memorial.

Invest in human dignity

Archbishop Colin Johnson and the diocese’s Poverty Reduction Subcommittee submitted a written brief to the Ontario government’s pre-budget consultations, outlining key social investments they hope …

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Jesus is here among us now

It’s all because it’s empty. What cathedral, basilica or church hosts an empty tomb? Many cathedrals and basilicas host occupied tombs, but only one, the …

Death is not the end of the story

We sat at the back of the funeral home where hundreds of people filed past my grandfather’s open coffin and paid respects to the family. …

The Rev. Jennifer Schick standing in the centre aisle of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto.

Grant helps church connect with youth

St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto, is finding new ways to connect with its youngest members, thanks to the leadership of the Rev. Jennifer Schick. Ms. Schick …

People carrying national flags in procession in St. Paul, Bloor Street.

Black heritage service turns 20

Twenty years ago, Glenda Samuels-Greenidge was a young liturgical dancer at the first diocesan black heritage service, held at St. James Cathedral in Toronto. The …

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