Homily: Residential School Revelations

Shocking revelations about Residential Schools A homily by our parish priest Shocking revelations about Residential Schools A homily by our parish priest The Holy Gospel according to Mark Jesus came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded.…

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O Mortal, can these bones live?

O Mortal, can these bones live? The Day of Pentecost The Day of Pentecost Get today’s readings Watch Evensong Video Homily by The Reverend W Glenn Empey   Sometimes I wonder about the Anglican Church. I wonder if its stuck and out of steam. Not every parish is that way, mind you. Small is beautiful…

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From Evensong on Fifth Sunday of Easter

From Evensong Fifth Sunday of Easter From Evensong Fifth Sunday of Easter Get today’s readings Watch Video Finally, it is the time of year when people can get out in their gardens to move out of the season of winter and enter into a new season of spring.  It’s even permissible amidst the stay-at-home order.…

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Quite a different take on the Good Shepherd

Quite a different take on the Good Shepherd from ‘Revolectionary’ photo – W Glenn Empey 2015 Fourth Sunday of Easter Sunday Quite a different take on the Good Shepherd By Scott Evans – Revolectionary Get today’s readings For those of us who grew up in church, the image of Jesus as ‘shepherd’ is one of…

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You are witnesses to these things

You are witnesses to these things photo – W Glenn Empey 2015 Third Sunday of Easter Sunday Get today’s readings Watch Video During the coverage of Prince Philip’s Funeral, I was struck by an expression Lloyd Robertson used to describe the moment—sea-change.   What an apt expression, I thought—a tribute to a Naval Officer and…

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Blessed are they who believe yet have not seen

Learning from Thomas photo – W Glenn Empey 2019 Second Sunday of Easter Sunday Get today’s readings Watch Video Thomas gets a bad rap. And Thomas is a lot like you and I. And he’s way more like the rest of the disciples than many a homily or sermon over the centuries has ever acknowledged.…

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The Sunday of the Resurrection — Easter

Easter Sunday The Sunday of the Resurrection A Note of Thanks In the Season of Lent and during the transitions of Holy Week into Easter, two St Luke’s parishioners tended to the church sanctuary. As the season and days of the church calendar changed, they adjusted the colours of our altar frontal, hangings and banners…

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The Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday

Good Friday Good Friday Holy Week The glory of Easter is the heart of the Christian gospel. It is the centre of the Church’s faith and worship. In the earliest days of the Church it was the only Christian festival: an annual celebration, in one act, of Christ’s life, death, resurrection, ascension, and his sending…

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Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Notes for Homily, Maundy Thursday 2021   Our liturgy tonight for Maundy Thursday speaks for itself.   It was on this very night that Our Lord Jesus Christ shared his Last Supper with the disciples.   It was from this very night that we have the Holy Eucharist.   The week…

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Sunday of the Passion — Palm Sunday

Sunday of the Passion Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Watch Video Today we are on the edge of a new cycle. We venture to the edge of the new cycle with the Liturgy of Palms followed by the Liturgy of the Passion. It’s all a bit odd. We know what was to follow this day. The…

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