Category Archives: Sunday Reflection

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Celebrating 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Canada Every year, Christians around the world are invited to celebrate a Week of Prayer for the unity of all Christians, to reflect on scripture together, to participate in jointly-organized ecumenical services, and to share fellowship. The international resources for 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchampin Switzerland, a group of religious sisters from different church traditions brought together by a common vocation of prayer, communitylife and hospitality and by their commitment to Christian unity. The 2021 theme – Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit (John 15:5-9) – calls us to pray and to work for reconciliation and unity in thechurch, with our human family, and with all of creation. Drawing on the Gospel image … Continue reading

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Sunday reflection

“You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” It seems counter-intuitive that John would go to the wilderness to proclaim his message. Why not go to the city, where people live? The answer is that the wilderness … Continue reading

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Sunday reflection

“Arise, shine; for your light has come” The prophet Isaiah’s declaration is an invitation to wake from sleep, to gather in the holy places, to pay homage to the one true Gift: God’s desire to know and be known by us. “We … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

The Birth of Jesus Foretold, Luke 1:26-38: The Good News is that God has a place and plan for every person—even the ordinary person—especially the ordinary person. God calls Mary to be mother of the Lord, but calls every mother to … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

Lessons and Carols: The service of Lessons and Carols is one of the most widely anticipated and well-known events during Advent in the Anglican Church. This year, we will experience this event in a slightly different way. As you may be … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

The Gospel this Week: John the Baptist preached repentance and baptized the people, in preparation for the one who would baptize with the Holy Spirit. Mark 1:1-8. Mark begins with the appearance of John the Baptist in the desert. On this the Second Sunday … Continue reading

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Sunday reflection & Vicar’s Corner

Sunday’s Reflection If we try to understand this passage as one where the “talents” are the actual talents, or spiritual gifts and skills we each possess, then we may begin to understand this passage differently. Let us frame it this way: … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Vicar’s Note

Jesus said to him, ‘“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Vicar’s Corner

‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’  Matthew 22:21Christians have sometimes turned to this passage to address issues of church and state. While this text can be helpful in … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Vicar’s Note

Sunday’s Reflection:  It is essential when approaching this passage, Matthew 21:33-46, that we know that where we are in the arc of the gospel. Jesus is preaching directly to the Pharisees, chief priests, and other temple elites who, in the same … Continue reading

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