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World Day of Poor marked in Ottawa

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Parishioners at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa marked World Day of the Poor on Nov. 17 with an outdoor vigil around a sculpture that depicts Jesus as a homeless person. The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost has been designated “a time of standing in solidarity with the poor of the world and to offer hope and consolation to those who are poor,” said Dean Shane Parker in his homily.

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The Bishop’s Office is pleased to announce the following:

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  • The Bishop’s Office is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert (Bob) Albert has
    been recognized as a Postulant of the Diocese of Ottawa, effective November
    20, 2019.
  • The Rev. Canon John Bridges has received the Bishop’s
    permission to retire from full-time ministry and as Incumbent of the Parish
    of St. Paul’s Kanata (Hazeldean) effective May 31, 2020; his last Sunday in
    the parish will be May 3, 2020.
  • The Bishop’s Office is pleased to announce that the Ven. Doug Richards has been appointed Associate Incumbent and Vicar of Christ Church Cathedral as well as a Canon Residentiary of the Cathedral, effective December 1, 2019
  • The Rev. Canon Jim Beall hhttps://www.ottawa.anglican.caas been appointed Interim Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of St. Matthew’s, effective December 1, 2019.
  • A reminder that it is Bishop Chapman’s intention, God willing, to ordain Mr.
    Adam Brown a transitional deacon and to ordain the Rev. Deacon Michael
    Garner a priest at Christ Church Cathedral on The Feast of Nicholas Ferrar
    (transferred), Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 7 pm. Clergy are invited to
    robe; the liturgical colour will be red. The Master of Ceremonies will be
    the Rev. Canon Hilary Murray assisted by the Rev. Gregor Sneddon. The Ven.
    Kathryn Otley will preach. A reception will follow in Cathedral Hall; all
    are welcome. Please keep the ordinands in your prayers.
  • Rev. François Trottier has received the Bishop’s permission to retire from full-time ministry and as Incumbent of the Parish of St. Barnabas Deep River

Season of Creation

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Christians around the world are invited to give particular attention to praying and caring for God’s creation as part of the global Season of Creation, observed from September 1 to October 4 every year. General Synod 2019 passed a resolution adopting the Season of Creation in the Anglican Church of Canada as a time of prayer, education, and action and encouraging dioceses and parishes to participate. Learn more

Ordination & retirement announcement

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It is Bishop Chapman’s intention, God willing, to ordain Mr. Michael Garner
transitional deacon and to ordain Ms. Tamara Connors and Mr. Steven Zytveld
vocational deacons at Christ Church Cathedral on The Feast of St. Michael
and All Angels, Monday, September 30th, 2019, at 7 pm. More details will
follow later in September. Please keep the ordinands in your prayers.

As well, Rev. Mervyn Dunn has received the Bishop’s permission to retire
from his ministry as Associate Priest of the Parish of March, effective

Belle leaves The Well

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Belle Ryan has been a cook at The Well community ministry in Centretown Ottawa for nearly a decade, rising at 4:45 each morning to prep and bake for its visitors, feeding nearly 100 women each day. Archdeacon Peter John Hobbs thanked her for her great service to the community ministry and wished Belle well last June, as she moved back to Newfoundland.



Photo Leigh Anne Williams

Deacons’ duties deciphered

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June 15 — Maylanne Maybee, a deacon for 34 years, says deacons have inherited “the spirit of care and compassion for the poor and the sick, plus the social gospel movement for economic justice [—now] reintegrated with a liturgical role.”

Deacons
(Back row, l to r): student Steve Zytveld, Deacon Jarrett Carty, Deacon Christine Jannasch, Archdeacon David Selzer, student Mark Lewis, Deacon Richard Sicard; (front row, l -to r): Deacon Elizabeth December, Deacon Maylanne Maybee, student Tamara Connors, Deacon Richard Matthias, and Deacon Caroline Ducros.

Read more about their meeting in the September 2019 edition of CrossTalk.

Photo Leigh Anne Williams.

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