This Sunday, the Sixth of Eastertide, was in earlier times commonly called Rogation (Asking) Sunday.  Along with the three days following, it was a time of special prayer for God’s blessing on the land, and, as the seeds were sown, for a good harvest. A tradition developed too of “beating the bounds,” walking around the […]

It was a privilege and a joy on Thursday evening to attend the consecration of Lynne McNaughton, a priest of our diocese, as Bishop of Kootenay. The service took place in a large Roman Catholic Church, as the Anglican Cathedral in Kelowna was too small. Archbishop Melissa presided and the Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, preached; […]

Please remember in your prayers our Diocesan Synod “Love One and Other: Christ’s Body, The Church,” which will meet on 24 and 25 May at the Italian Cultural Centre. Inspired by our Primate’s Heartbeat vision (see we shall be reflecting on our life together as the Body of Christ, on our mutuality and diversity.  […]

Our heartbeat is what keeps us going! Like our breathing, most of the time we do not notice it, but it is essential, of our essence, our very being. Over the past few months I have had the opportunity four times now to engage in our Primate Fred Hiltz’s exercise “Heartbeat of the Church,” with […]

“Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” (Luke 24.32) the disciples who met Jesus on the road to Emmaus said to one another after he had vanished from their sight. They had realised eventually who he was when […]