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A Piece of our History

This address was posted on an earlier version of our site, and it occurred to me that it is again time to give people the opportunity to take a look at a chapter of our Christian history that is well

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Dylan and the liturgy

It is not often that I have reason to write about “unique” Sunday liturgies; after all, part of what makes a liturgical church tick is its steady and ongoing use of an anchoring liturgical form.  But every once in a

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Steve Bell's "Devotion" album

 Steve Bell offers up a new recording, largely consisting of music developed within the liturgical life of saint benedict’s table. W e’re pleased to let you know that Steve Bell – internationally acclaimed musician and saint ben’s member – has

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Following a friend along his gravel road journey

Gerald Folkerts’ ongoing battle with cancer   T his post is both an invitation to walk with Gerald Folkerts in his current battle with cancer, and a call to prayer for Gerald, his wife Arlis, and their four children. The

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Going to Church in the 1st Century

a series of saint benedict’s table home communions O ver the next two months, saint benedict’s table is going to be presenting a series of home communions, based on the pattern of the 1st Century church.  In part, these will

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Angles on the Liturgy | part 5

The celebration   This is the fifth (and final installment) in a series of short reflections on our communion liturgy, in which the insights of several writers have been shared… and who better to turn to for the final word

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Angles on the Liturgy | part 4

Doing the dishes This is the fourth in a series of short reflections on our communion liturgy, in which the insights of several writers will be shared. This series will help us to lay a firmer hold on what it

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Angles on the Liturgy | part 3

The sweet smell of incense This is the third in a series of short reflections on our communion liturgy, in which the insights of several writers will be shared. This series will help us to lay a firmer hold on

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Angles on the Liturgy | part 2

The collect for purity This is the second in a series of short reflections on our communion liturgy, in which the insights of several writers will be shared. This series will help us to lay a firmer hold on what

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Angles on the Liturgy | part 1

The work of the people This is the first in a series of short reflections on our communion liturgy, in which the insights of several writers will be shared. This series will help us to lay a firmer hold on

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Feeding the Multitudes

A Gospel image which informs how we understand communion   T he Gospel reading from the last Sunday evening was the very familiar story of the feeding of the 5000, as told in Matthew 14:13-21. As I suggested in the

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"With sighs too deep for words"

Last night in worship, we found ourselves deep into the eighth chapter of Paul’s letter to the Romans, in which Paul offers one of his most evocative phrases:   Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do

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Who's a part of this table…

Who’s a part of this table, and why we don’t pass a plate…   So, on a fairly regular basis I’ll be having coffee with someone who has come out and joined us at worship a few times, and they’ll

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"God is the Interesting Thing…"

Sometime in the late 1930’s, the Anglican thinker and writer Evelyn Underhill wrote a letter to Cosmo Lang, then the Archbishop of Canterbury.  In her letter, she reflected on just what it is she believed the church needed to be

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Rest in peace, rise in glory

a nod to Oliver Schroer, for taking his audience on his pilgrimage of faith The Canadian violinist Oliver Schroer made one of my favourite albums of all time, Camino, which actually appears on this site in my list of my

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Come to me, all who labour and are heavy-laden…

Robert Farrar Capon intrudes on yet another sermon… Just home from our Sunday evening worship, and wanted to post this one right away.  Part of the gospel reading tonight included those wonderful words from the Gospel according to Matthew:  “Come

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