Archive for March 2018

Good Friday with Bishop Riscylla

Bishop Riscylla shares in Good Friday Liturgy On 30 March, Good Friday, Bishop Riscylla shared in the Solemn Liturgy for Good Friday at St Luke’s in the morning followed by a similar Liturgy in the afternoon at St Matthew-St Aidan in Buckhorn. Father Glenn Empey is priest-in-charge at both parishes. He said that Good Friday…

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Bishop Riscylla visits on Good Friday

Bishop Riscylla visits on Good Friday It was a perfect summer day to celebrate a milestone birthday. Parishioner Barb Lee is turning 100 years old. Barb faithfully attends every Sunday at St Luke’s. She arrives promptly each Sunday chauffeured from her retirement home by shuttle. Barb is in amazing shape both physically and mentally. Her smile…

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How come people eat fish on Fridays

Lust, Lies And Empire: The Fishy Tale Behind Eating Fish On Friday A great short article from US National Public Radio by MARIA GODOY It sounds like the plot of a Dan Brown thriller: A powerful medieval pope makes a secret pact to prop up the fishing industry that ultimately alters global economics. The result: Millions of…

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What’s Holy Week anyway 25-31 March

Holy Week — most sacred week in the Christian Year text by The Rev’d Glenn Empey Holy Week is from Palm Sunday until Holy Saturday. It includes Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Holy Week marks the final days of Jesus life on earth. This led from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem, through days when the authorities…

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Victoria Matthews to step down as NZ bishop

 Victoria Matthews, a Canadian Anglican who once served as Bishop of Edmonton, is stepping down as Bishop of Christchurch in the Anglican Church in Aoteaora, New Zealand and Polynesia. According to an ACNS story, dated Monday, March 19, Matthews announced she would be resigning May 1 after discerning through prayer that God wanted her “to lay…

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The ‘wee people’ were out for St Paddy’s

The wee people had a lot going on in Peterborough and in the area but there were lots of leprechauns who chose the Irish Stew dinner at St Luke’s on the Feast of St Patrick. There were no line-ups but a steady flow of people that comfortably filled the parish hall. “The stew was phenomenal,”…

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For the Feast of Saint Patrick — a prayer

For the Feast of Saint Patrick The Prayer of Saint Patrick St. Patrick of Ireland (fifth century)   I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through a belief in the Threeness, Through confession of the Oneness Of the Creator of creation. I arise today Through the strength of Christ’s birth…

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Vigil for Murdered-Missing Indigenous Women

A Gathering at Trent University on International Women’s Day for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for the Status of Women and MP for Peterborough-Kawartha, was a keynote speaker at this special event held 8 March in the Gathering Place, Gzowski College, Trent University. She spoke about how the “millennial generation”…

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Oscar Romero and Paul VI to be named Saints

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has cleared the way for slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero to be made a saint, declaring that the churchman who became a hero for standing up for the poor and oppressed should be canonized along with the reformer Paul VI. Francis signed a decree confirming miracles attributed to two…

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A model for self-determination from NZ?

The Anglican Journal The two existing primates of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ANZP) have announced that the province’s third primate will be Bishop Don Tamihere, currently bishop of Tairawhiti. The Church of ANZP is unique in the Anglican Communion in having three primates of the whole province, but with special…

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