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 marked Yom Hashoah which is the Remembrance of the Holocaust. I was honoured to take... 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 use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its... 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 your attention toward each other, are all lived well in this church. These gifts have... Continue Reading →

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