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It Was More Like 80%

It Wasn’t Two-Thirds, It Was More Like 80% That’s the conclusion that I’ve reached about the level of support for the First Reading of the Amendment to the Marriage Canon. As most Canadian Anglicans know, the motion required a two-thirds … Continue reading

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How I Started a Sermon at St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery, New York City

Please indulge me as I begin this sermon the  way I might back home in Victoria, British Columbia – adapted for local use! First, I want to acknowledge that we have gathered on the traditional lands of the Lenape and … Continue reading

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The Great Litany

OK, this is probably not going to be my most riveting post, but in case anyone out there needs music for The Great Litany according to the Book of Alternative Services of the Anglican Church of Canada (1985), here it … Continue reading

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St. Peter and the Primates

Gospel for the Feast of the Confession of St. Peter the Apostle When Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say … Continue reading

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Schism in the Church

It was a difficult time in the congregation. After a period of solid teaching and achievement a split came about – a schism in the community. The schism hearkened back to the holy writings, and a divergence of opinion in … Continue reading

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Doubting Thomas, Diversity, and Nag Hammadi

A JOKE St Peter was at the pearly Gates of Heaven when someone arrived. Peter said, “Now, before I can let you in you just have to answer this simple question. How are we saved?” The newly deceased but eager … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras and Pancakes

A Facebook Q&A between me and my Brother-in-Law: 11:34 Mike Bryant Hi. This is a Canadian and Anglican question. A fellow Canadian asked at a meeting if there were plans for Shrove Tuesday. I recognized the term but did not … Continue reading

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A Christmas Sermon by The Rev. Canon Bill Morrison

As I am on a medical leave of absence I did not preach at St. Matthias, Victoria this Christmas Eve or Christmas Day – but the Reverend Canon William (Bill) Morrison did, and here is what he had to say: … Continue reading

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The Christmas You Need: Choose from Five

Ah, the Christmas story. We’ve seen it in pageants, in children’s Christmas books, in movies telling the story, narrated in Christmas carols, and parodied by Monty Python and thousands of others. We think we know it. And yet, when we … Continue reading

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Who Is the Servant Of Isaiah 40-55?

(Notes from The Other Part of a Study on the Servant Songs of Isaiah, Session Two) As one reads over Isaiah 40-43 and listens to it, what themes and impressions come across? It is concerned with issues of power, punishment, … Continue reading

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