Re-Imagining the Texts

Last Sunday we welcomed Fr. Bob Holmes to St Aidan’s as our preacher. Bob is a Basilian monastic, and longtime member of Christian Peacemaker Teams. He has been involved in peace and justice work all over the world, and here in Canada. Bob spoke to us about how...

Active, Holy Waiting

Advent 1 – December 2018 By Lucy Reid Advent is about waiting: waiting for Christmas and our celebration of the birth of Jesus; waiting for the coming of the reign of God on earth (sometimes called the Second Coming); waiting for hope, peace, joy and love to...

Homily (Feast of the Reign of Christ)

Today, in the liturgical calendar, is the Feast of the Reign of Christ.  This is actually the last Sunday of the liturgical year, before a new year begins with the season of Advent.  And on this last Sunday we remember that our faith has a trajectory of hope—that...

Birth Pangs and Death Throes

One of the things I enjoy reading or watching on TV is British murder mysteries. It’s not so much the murder itself that’s of interest to me, it’s the unraveling of a puzzle, and coming to understand the thoughts and emotions of the people involved. So one night David...

Homily (Feast of All Saints)

What is a “saint”?  I ask that question because this morning in the liturgical calendar we celebrate the feast of All Saints.   “She’s such a saint!”  We’ve all heard laudatory exclamations like this before; we’ve probably even made them ourselves.  Saints, as it is...

Crying Out for Healing

October 28, 2018 A meditative re-telling of the gospel reading: Mark 10: 46-52 They came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was...