Thanksgiving

ThanksgivingCelebrated in Canada since 1578, when Martin Frobisher landed in Baffin Island, Thanksgiving is a  special festival we give thanks to God  for our many blessings, especially for the fall harvest which provides us with a bounty of food.

 

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October 2017

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Blessing of the Animals Service
October 1st at 10 a.m.

This is a regular Eucharist service. We’re inviting everyone to bring their pets; Continue reading

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Michaelmas

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Michaelmas, the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel, takes place on 29 September. This festival – an important one in the Christian calendar – falls a few days after the autumn equinox, which pagans celebrate on 22 September, and has similar themes. It is celebrated as the end of the harvest, the start of autumn and the time when the days became noticeably shorter. Michaelmas daisies bloom at this time of year, offering a bit of much-needed colour as the days get gloomy.

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Holy Cross Day

Picture of a wooden Christian cross on Saint Cuthbert’s Isle, Holy Island, Northumberland. St Cuthbert’s Isle was a small island used as a retreat by both Aidan and Cuthbert.On Sunday September 14 we celebrate Holy Cross Day.

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high Upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting.

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