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Epiphany 2 2017

January 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Noces de Cana. (1866). Gustave Doré (1832-1883). Woodcut.

THE COLLECT.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and grant us thy peace all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Propers for Epiphany 2

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Advent Quiet Day 2017: Hurry Up and Wait

January 8, 2018 at 4:01 pm

Advent Quiet Day at St. George’s:
Hurry Up and Wait

“Now it is high time” “Judge nothing before the time”

Father Douglas Chard, Priest in Charge of the Parish of Lockeport and Barrington, will conduct an Advent Quiet Day from 10 am until 3:30 pm in the Round Church on Saturday, December 2nd. The Quiet Day will include three addresses as well as times for quiet reflection. A light lunch will be served.

 

The schedule for the day will be as follows:

10am: Holy Communion
11am: First Talk: Advent as Beginning: approaching the mystery (followed by silence)
12noon: Mid-Day Prayers in the Church, followed by lunch in the Sunday School Room
1pm: Second Talk: Advent as the End: the goal of Christian believing (followed by silence)
2pm: Third Talk: Advent as the Way: longing and confidence (followed by silence)
3pm: Evening Prayer

All parishioners and friends are encouraged to make this Quiet Day the beginning of their observance of the holy season of Advent.

The text of Father Chard’s addresses is available here (PDF)

The Epiphany of our Lord 2018

January 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Adoration of the Magi. (c. 1440-60). Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi (1395-1455). Tempera on panel.

THE COLLECT.

O GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles: Mercifully grant, that we, who know thee now by faith, may be led onward through this earthly life, until we see the vision of thy heavenly glory; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ, who with thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.

Propers for The Epiphany

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The Sunday after Christmas Day 2017

December 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Dream of St. Joseph. (19th c.). Antonio Ciseri (1821-1891). Oil on canvas

THE COLLECT.

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure Virgin: Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure Virgin: Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Propers for The Sunday after Christmas Day

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Christmas Day 2017

December 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Annunciation to the
Shepherds. (1663). Abraham Hondius (1631-1691). Oil on panel.

BEHOLD a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, / and shall call his name Immanuel.
Isaiah 7. 14.

Unto us a child is born, / unto us a son is given.
Isaiah 9. 6.

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, / because that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world that we might live through him.
1 St John 4. 9.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, / who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.
Ephesians 1. 3.

GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, / and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, / world without end. Amen.

THE COLLECT.

O GOD, who makest us glad with the yearly remembrance of the birth of thy only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that as we joyfully receive him as our Redeemer, we may with sure confidence behold him when he shall come again to be our Judge; who liveth and reignest with thee and the Holy Spirit, now and ever. Amen

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Christmas Eve 2017

December 24, 2017 at 4:00 pm

The Adoration of the Shepherds. (1663). Abraham Hondius (1631-1691). Oil on panel

BEHOLD a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, / and shall call his name Immanuel.
Isaiah 7. 14.

Unto us a child is born, / unto us a son is given.
Isaiah 9. 6.

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, / because that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world that we might live through him.
1 St John 4. 9.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, / who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.
Ephesians 1. 3.

GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, / and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, / world without end. Amen.

THE COLLECT.

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure Virgin: Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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Advent 4 2017

December 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

(Date unknown). Unknown artist. Stained glass window in St.Thuriau church, Landiviau, Finistère

THE COLLECTS.

RAISE up, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy power, and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us, thy bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; who with the Father and the Holy Spirit livest and reignest, one God, world without end. Amen.

ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, now and ever. Amen.

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Advent 3 2017

December 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Saint John the Baptist in Prison Visited by Two Disciples. (1455/60). Giovanni di Paolo (1403-1482)

THE COLLECTS.

O LORD Jesu Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee: Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, now and ever. Amen.

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Advent to Epiphany 2017

December 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

ADVENT 1: Dec. 3
8am Said Holy Communion
10:30am Choral Holy Communion
5pm Evensong
Meditation on Charles Williams’ “Descent of the Dove”
offered by Evan King

ADVENT 2: Dec. 10
8am Said Holy Communion
10:30am Choral Holy Communion

7 LESSONS & CAROLS FOR ADVENT:
Dec. 10, 5pm
A service of hymns, anthems, and readings for Advent with our Parish Choir.
An offering will be taken in support of Saint George’s Christmas Outreach for Families.

ADVENT 3: Dec. 17
8am Said Holy Communion
10:30am Choral Holy Communion
Guest Preacher: Ginny Wilmhoff
5pm Evensong
Meditation on Charles Williams’ “Descent of the Dove”
offered by Sue Zinck

ADVENT EMBERTIDE:
Dec. 20, 10am Said Holy Communion
Dec. 22, 5:30pm Said Holy Communion
Dec. 23, 9am Said Holy Communion
The Ember Days are special days set aside for fasting and prayer.
It is hoped that you keep them to prepare for the arrival of the Light into this world of darkness.

ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE: Dec. 21
5:30pm Said Holy Communion

ADVENT 4: Dec. 24
8am Said Holy Communion
10:30am Choral Holy Communion

CHRISTMAS EVE: Dec. 24
4pm Christmas Crèche service for families
No preparation is required. All are most welcome.

10:30pm Midnight Mass
Beginning with 30 minutes of special music, this service celebrates the arrival into this world of the Word made flesh.

CHRISTMAS DAY: Dec. 25
10:30am Choral Holy Communion

ST STEPHEN THE MARTYR: Dec. 26
10am Said Holy Communion

ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST: Dec. 27
10am Said Holy Communion

THE HOLY INNOCENTS: Dec. 28
10am Said Holy Communion

THE SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS: Dec. 31
8am Said Holy Communion
10:30am Choral Holy Communion

OCTAVE DAY OF CHRISTMAS AND THE
CIRCUMCISION OF CHRIST: Jan. 1
5:30pm Said Holy Communion

THE EPIPHANY: Jan. 6
9am Said Holy Communion

THE EPIPHANY (TR.): Jan. 7
8am Said Holy Communion
10:30am Choral Holy Communion

9 LESSONS & CAROLS FOR EPIPHANY:
January 7, 5pm
A service of hymns, anthems, and readings for Epiphany with our Parish Choir.
An offering will be taken for the Friends of Saint George’s Society in support of the parish music programme.

New Rector of Saint George’s Round Church

December 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Wardens and Parochial Committee are pleased to announce that our new Rector will be Fr. Nick Hatt. Nick will be well known to some of you. For those who have not yet met him, Fr. Hatt is currently Rector at the Church of the Holy Spirit, in Lakelands, N.S. He has also served as the Dean of Students at the University of King’s College for 10 years and is currently Priest Associate in the College Chapel.

Fr. Hatt was born and raised in Chester, N.S. and in St. Stephen’s Anglican Church. He loves the liturgy and lectionary of the BCP and our musical tradition. Fr. Hatt was ordained Deacon on the Feast of St. Simon and St. Jude, in 2015, and Priested at All Saints Cathedral in 2016, on the Feast of St. John the Baptist.

Fr. Hatt will join us as Rector on Ash Wednesday. He will be with us for all of Lent and Eastertide. For this year only, after Ascension Day, to have a well-earned rest after concluding his University duties, Fr. Hatt will take a longer-than-usual leave of three months. There will be a priest covering in his absence and he will be back with us at the end of August.

Please pray for the people of the Church of the Holy Spirit as they love Fr.Hatt, and our joy is their sorrow.

Please join us in thanksgiving for the ministry of Fr. Jim Purchase, for his long service as our Priest in Charge (three times over), and for leading us for the next 2 ½ months.