Environment Network calls on Anglicans around the world to use less plastic

Posted on: March 8, 2019   Photo Credit: Matthew Gollop / Pixabay The Anglican Communion’s Environment Network (ACEN) is encouraging Anglicans to reduce their use of plastic in Lent. Organisers hope that those taking part in the “plastic fast” will learn to use less plastic in the longer term in order to protect the earth’s … Continue reading “Environment Network calls on Anglicans around the world to use less plastic”

Encountering the sacred at the Mount

Photo: BG Smith/Shutterstock  Encountering the sacred at the Mount By Wayne Holst March 9, 2018 A favourite Lenten discipline is the annual silent retreat that members and friends of my home congregation undertake at Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre, 25 kilometres west of Calgary. This was our fifth year. Our numbers average about two dozen. … Continue reading “Encountering the sacred at the Mount”

‘Draw near with faith’

By Fred Hiltz February 27, 2018 I was brought up with the 1962 Book of Common Prayer (BCP). I was, as they say, “steeped in it,” so steeped that some of its prayers, sentences and phrases are etched on my soul, and I pray they never fade. One of the texts of which I speak … Continue reading “‘Draw near with faith’”

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust: Lent begins February 14

By Joelle Kidd February 08, 2018   Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, is marked by the imposition of ashes in the form of a cross on the foreheads of the faithful. Photo: Penwin/Shutterstock   “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19). These are the words that Christians … Continue reading “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust: Lent begins February 14”

Lent Resources: Massachusetts’ priest invites 32 saints to “battle it out” on the internet

Posted on: February 07, 2018 Photo Credit: Lent Madness Lent Madness is the name a priest from the US-based Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Massachusetts gave to his unusual Lent campaign. The Revd Tim Schenck says that “with its unique blend of competition, learning, and humour” his online battle of the saints will allow participants “to … Continue reading “Lent Resources: Massachusetts’ priest invites 32 saints to “battle it out” on the internet”