December 1, 2021

Ezekiel

Ezekiel in the garden

St. Peter, Comox, reclaims Halloween Sulin Milne, incumbent at St. Peter, Comox, wanted to reclaim Halloween, or All Hallows Eve, as part of the triduum along with All Saints …

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Photo by Naomi Racz.

God wishes us small

God must be huge, or at least, that’s what I thought when I was a child. I understood that God was all-powerful and knew all there was to know — so surely, God is huge. God, I imagined, is so big that the galaxy is cradled in God’s arms. Big things are always powerful.

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Seeing Christmas through Herod’s eyes

Menacing danger sets the tone in Matthew’s telling of the Christmas story. Why? Might the danger inherent in the Messiah’s birth be worth remembering lest we forget it amidst the …

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The Book of Longings

Thought-provoking fiction adds to a very familiar Bible account

Book Review: The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd. New York, Viking, 2020.

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The night the stars sang

Hollywood loves the word “apocalypse.” To them it means “dollars.” It means a big-screen disaster movie, complete with toppling high-rises, mile-high tsunamis engulfing cities and terrified humans running in all …

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We are one

I started in full-time ministry at the age of 22. I had the opportunity to work for a faith-based organization in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, that …

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Lighting the Advent candles at St. John the Divine, Victoria. Photo by Alastair Singh-McCollu

Darkness and light

Christmas at St John the Divine, Victoria We are all familiar with the recurring images of light that we use around Christmas time: festive lights on the Christmas tree, …

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Watching for the light

In 1944 on the first Sunday in Advent, Alfred Delp, a Jesuit priest incarcerated in a Nazi prison on charges of high treason against the Third Reich, offered the …

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St. Christopher, Saturna Island

The truth within the story

St. Christopher, Saturna Island, is small in size but rich in sacred imagination. Like most churches during the pandemic, the lights were out and the doors were locked, and late autumn leaves and pine needles had hidden the walkway…

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Bishop Anna sets out six diocesan priorities

In her remarks to the recent meetings with synod office staff, archdeacons and the diocesan council, Bishop Anna set out six current priorities as a way of focusing the …

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