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Bulletin: Sunday Next Before Advent (“Stir-up Sunday”)

November 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm
Jesus calls Peter and Andrew, Caravaggio, c 1603-1606

Jesus calls Peter and Andrew, Caravaggio, c 1603-1606


STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Lectionary for Sunday Next Before Advent

Trinity 25 2013

November 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm
The Last Judgement, Russian Icon.   Mid 15th Century.  Novgorod School

The Last Judgement, Russian Icon.
Mid 15th Century. Novgorod School


O GOD, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Propers for Trinity 25

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Advent Study Groups for 2013

November 16, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Sunday mornings – 9:30am in the Sunday School Room

Beginning on the Sunday Next Before Advent, November 24th, and running each Sunday until Advent IV, December 22nd, Nicholas Hatt and Benjamin Lee are conducting brief sessions based on a series of Advent Meditations that were originally given by Dr. Robert Crouse.  This series follows the Prayer Book readings for the Sundays in Advent and helps to unfold the development of these lessons week by week.


Wednesday evenings – 5:30pm Evensong, supper, and talk

If you are able to assist by bringing food to share, please let Susan Harris know at or speak with her after church.  We serve only cold food, so no one has to hover over a hot pot instead of attending Evening Prayer, or attend to cleanup whilst the rest of us are attending the sessions.

Wednesday, December 4th – a session led by Father Purchase: The article in the Apostles’ Creed – “From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead” expresses two beliefs: the Second Coming of Christ, and the belief that He is coming in judgement. For the early Church, the Second Coming and the fact of Judgement were integral parts of their proclamation.  On Dec. 4th, we will look at these two beliefs and also ask ourselves “On what can I expect to be judged?

Wednesday, December 11tha session led by Garth MacPhee:  Amidst the noise and clamour of commercial Christmas, Advent music speaks of lamentation, deep longing, penitence and holy mystery. This session will focus on the liturgical music of the season: The ‘O Antiphons’; The Advent Prose ‘Rorate coeli’; and plainsong hymns such as ‘Creator of the starry height’ and ‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel’.   Please come, ready to sing as well as reflect on this beautiful music.

Wednesday, December 18th – a session led by Sue Zinck:  This session will be based on a video of Advent Reflections by The Most Reverend Rowan Williams.  Rowan Williams was Archbishop of Canterbury from December 2002 to December 2012. He is a theologian and poet, as well as a bishop of the Church. He spent much of his earlier career as an academic at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford successively. After stepping down as Archbishop of Canterbury, he took up the position of Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.  Following Evening Prayer and Supper, we will watch the video and a discussion will follow.

Event: Stan Carew’s Weekend Evenings

November 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Stan Carew’s Weekend Evenings Concert
Stan Carew posterSaturday, November 30th at 7pm

Songs and storytelling with Stan Carew and John Campbelljohn, to benefit the St George’s Parish Hall Renovation Campaign.
Tickets available at the door, and before the event at Jane’s Next Door (2053 Gottingen St), the Parish Office, or online here via PayPal.

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Please bring a copy of your PayPal receipt to the concert. This will serve as your ticket.

Trinity 24 2013

November 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm
The Raising of Jairus's Daughter, Ilya Repin, 1871

The Raising of Jairus’s Daughter, Ilya Repin, 1871


O LORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their offences; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the bands of those sins, which by our frailty we have committed: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

Propers for Trinity 24

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Trinity 23 2013

November 3, 2013 at 4:59 pm
The Tribute Money, Titian, 1516

The Tribute Money, Titian, 1516


O GOD, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness: Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Propers for Trinity 23

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Trinity 22 2013

October 27, 2013 at 4:55 pm
The Unmerciful Servant, Willem Drost, 1655

The Unmerciful Servant, Willem Drost, 1655


LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy house hold the Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Trinity 21 2013

October 20, 2013 at 6:19 pm
photo of unknown stained glass window

photo of unknown stained glass window


GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace; that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Atlantic Theological Conference 2013

June 16, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Atlantic Theological Conference 2013: “The Biblical Job: Comfort, Righteousness, Holiness”
Dates: June 23 to 26, 2013
Location: Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton, NB
Papers will include such topics as “The righteousness of Job-What makes Job righteous and his friends not?” (The challenge of the Comforters and God’s answer from the whirlwind); “The literary history of Job: From Augustine to Northrop Frye”; and “Job and Holiness: What the tradition makes of Job, and taking Job into the future.”
Speakers this year will include Dr Danielle Layne, Assistant Professor of Literature and Philosophy at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia; The Rev’d Christopher Snook, Rector of St. Luke’s in Regina and former Tutor in the Foundation Programme at King’s College; The Rev’d Dr Thomas Curran, Associate Professor of Humanities at King’s College; and The Rev’d Dr Lisa Wang of St. James Cathedral in Toronto and former chaplain at the University of Alberta.

Spring Retreat 2013

April 16, 2013 at 3:39 pm

The Spring Retreat will be held April 26-28, 2013 at Covenant Place Centre in Chezzetcook, N.S. Covenant Place is a former convent, located on the shores of Chezzetcook Bay, and will offer a peaceful and beautiful environment for our weekend. Father Westhaver will share some of his work on E. B. Pusey’s understanding of the interpretation of the Bible as a kind of sacramental reading that encourages growth in Christ.
The cost will be $115 per person, including breakfast Saturday and Sunday. We will be responsible for organizing two lunches and a dinner, so you may be asked to bring something to share. Space is limited, so kindly contact Tracy vom Hagen as soon as possible, if you are interested ( Day visitors to the retreat are also most welcome. We hope to ride share as much as possible, so please indicate if you can offer a seat or require transport.