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The table. It’s at the centre of everything we do. It’s at the centre of the Christian story. It is central to who we are, and who we are called to be in this world.
….one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the time of trial.
The 41st session of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, meeting in Richmond Hill Ontario, July 7-12, 2016 has approved, by 2/3 majority in all three ‘orders’ (bishops, clergy and laity), the first reading of a change in the church’s Canons (laws) to include same sex couples in the sacrament of marriage.
On Sunday evening, the Cathedral hosted the Fullerton College Choir, visiting from Orange County, California at the 5.30pm St. Brigids Eucharist.
Gathered in the chancel, congregation and choir sitting together, the music soared. A choir full of exquisite voices was added to the regular 30+ in weekly attendance at St. Brigids. It was beautiful. It was moving. It was a wonderful way to end the week.
Worship is at the heart of the life and ministry of Christ Church Cathedral. Seven times a week and four times on Sunday, people gather around the Altar to take part in the liturgies of the church. Worship calls us into an awareness of a deeper mystery, a greater presence, as we approach and address the true and living God, known to us in Jesus Christ.