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Thoughts from a Canadian Vicar

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April 2012

RAY DAY WAS A GREAT SUCCESS


Tara Brach writes “the spiritual path is not a solo endeavour. In fact, the very notion of a self who is trying to free her/himself is a delusion. We are in it together and the company of spiritual friends helps... Continue Reading →

Take Me out to the Ball Game


On Tuesday evening I got in a ball game at Comerica Park. It was a great night with three great guys. Thanks Mark and Dan and Rob for a good night – with special props to Mark for the wonderful... Continue Reading →

Afraid to use the G – Word.


Genocide is defined as “the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.” It is a term that has become synonymous with the Hitler’s Germany, and with Rwanda. Often forgotten is the first genocide of the 20th Century – The Armenian Genocide. Just last week we... Continue Reading →

A George Celebrates St. George


Today is the Feast day of St. George the Martyr. A Big day for someone with the surname George! The day is made all the more special for me because I grew up in the church of St. George the... Continue Reading →

Being Loved Deeply, and Loving Deeply


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should... Continue Reading →

All Things Must Change – Announcing my Departure


We have just celebrated our fourteenth Easter Sunday at St. Mark’s by-the-Lake as priest and parish, as co-leaders in ministry.  Each celebration of the Resurrection here has been special for me and for Catherinanne. Liturgy, outreach, pastoral care, hospitality and... Continue Reading →

Friday the 13th and Overcoming Death


Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the word of the day. Great Scrabble word.  The word means “fear of Friday the thirteenth.” There is a lot of discussion just about everywhere today of today being unlucky. For those who are superstitious this is a... Continue Reading →

Strength from Greg Lambden


Today I officiated at the funeral of Greg Lambden. While I did not know Greg, I know his family and I know how very important he was to his family. Greg was only 35 when he died. His life was... Continue Reading →

The Lord is Risen Indeed


  The cross is the main symbol of our faith, and it invites us to find hope where we see pain and to reaffirm the resurrection where we see death. The call to be grateful is a call to trust... Continue Reading →

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