Recent Sermons & Reflections

At Home With God

On this first Sunday after Christmas we have readings about two special children growing up in holiness: the little boy Samuel in the temple at Shiloh, and Jesus in the temple at Jerusalem. And we’re meant to see and understand the connection between these two...

Christmas Eve: Follow the Light of Christ

If you’ve been with us at St. Aidan’s over the last four weeks, you’ll know that each Sunday we’ve been lighting a specific candle on the Advent wreath.  On the wreath are four candles, and each represents a particular virtue that we long to see realized in the world...

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 to see...

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 shine out...

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...