The Lavender Fields: Living with Cancer

By Martha Tatarnic April 15, 2019 Living with Cancer Musicians Dann Mitton, Zhenya Vitort, Ariana Chris, Christina Haldane with composer James Moffett.   Canadian composer, James Moffett, begins the first song of his Lavender Fields song cycle with these words: Before you’ve even thought about it Or anyone has named it for you, Your cells have been … Continue reading “The Lavender Fields: Living with Cancer”

This is my Church

Photo by: Marc Pether-Longman (own work) [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/, via Flickr This is my Church By Martha Tatarni “This is my church,” she said to me, waving her hands to indicate the majestic canopy of trees, the forest floor, the glimpse of blue sky beyond, and the streaming sunshine giving our surroundings the look of an enchanted … Continue reading “This is my Church”

Wicked and Ungrateful

By Martha Tatarnic Wicked and Ungrateful Because of the way that our vacation travel plans have panned out this past month, it had been a while since I had been able to attend a Sunday worship service. This past weekend saw us able to take a true family Sabbath. We looked up the Anglican church … Continue reading “Wicked and Ungrateful”

Not Just a Chair: Everyday Sacraments

By Martha Tatarnic Dmitri Zimin/Shutterstock.com Not Just a Chair: Everyday Sacraments “We don’t have room for it,” I explained to my daughter. “I understand why you want to keep it, but there is nowhere to put it.” The item in question is a faded old armchair that sits by the window in the living room … Continue reading “Not Just a Chair: Everyday Sacraments”

Why, God?

By Martha Tatarnic Follow The Reverend Martha Tatarnic serves as the rector of St. George’s Anglican Church in St. Catharines. May 11, 2018 The Reverend Canon Rob Read Why, God? Reflecting on the Life and Death of The Reverend Canon Rob Fead That the question is age-old and has been hurled at the heavens countless times … Continue reading “Why, God?”