The Triduum (Three Days)
Alleluia! Christ is risen!
The Triduum (Three Days)
Alleluia! Christ is risen!
Originally posted on St. John's Anglican Cathedral:
The Triduum (Three Days)
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May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
Our dear brother, Paul Smith, died early this morning after a short stay in hospital. Early this week he slipped on ice and fell, injuring his head severely. He never recovered. Now we entrust him to God and hold Shirley and their family in our prayers.
The funeral will almost certainly be during Easter Week, that is, after Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of Our Lord. Please stay tuned for further details. Thanks be to God for his life and ministry.
THE REV. JOHN ALBERT HOLMEN Surrounded by the love of his family and the prayers of the Church, John died on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the age of 77. John’s death is grieved by his wife Mary, daughter Catherine, and daughter Martha and son-in-law Andrew. He will also be missed by his sister-in-law Louise (Ken), their children Karin (Mike) and daughter Elizabeth, Lindsay (Dave), and Laura (Bryce) and daughters Claire and Emily; sister-in-law Jennifer (Doug) and their children Russell and Julia (Jake); sister-in-law Cathy (Dave); his brother Tim of White Bear Lake, Minn.; and his cousins and extended family in Minnesota. John was predeceased by his parents John and Alice (née Burrows) of White Bear Lake, and his infant son David, born prematurely in 1994.
John was born on April 28, 1937 in St. Paul, Minn. and grew up in White Bear Lake. He developed a love of water and boats at an early age, and enjoyed many years of sailing on White Bear Lake. He was ordained Deacon for the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota on June 24, 1965, and Priest the following year. He served the first part of his ministry in Minnesota. He met Mary in 1979 and they were married in 1980. He was appointed as Rector of Christ Church, Selkirk in 1982 and served the remainder of his ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Rupert’s Land in Selkirk and at parishes in Winnipeg, Stonewall, and Stony Mountain. John was a kind, gentle, wise and funny man who would talk to just about anyone just about anywhere. He was a loving and supportive husband and father, unfailingly proud of his daughters. He had many hobbies and interests, including gardening, sailing, pipe organs, attending Goldeyes baseball games, and spending time at the cottage at Victoria Beach.
We would like to thank Dr. J. Mayba, Dr. Glezerson, Dr. Ong, Dr. Harris, Dr. Joshua, and Dr. George for their skill and dedication. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Grace Hospital fifth floor for their exemplary care for John and our family, and to everyone who fed, emailed, texted, phoned, visited, and prayed for us during this journey. John’s funeral service will be held on Monday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, 135 Anderson Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Agape Table, 175 Colony St., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 1W2, or to St. Peter’s Anglican Church Music Enrichment Fund, 755 Elm St., Winnipeg, MB, R3M 3N8, toward the purchase of a new organ. “Well done, good and faithful servant.” NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200 neilbardalinc.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on March 21, 2015
ROBERT (BOBBY) EDWARD JONES March 2, 1931 – March 12, 2015
It is with great sadness the family of Robert (Bobby) Edward Jones announces his death on Thursday, March 12, 2015. He will be missed by his beloved wife of 43 years, Arlene Draffin Jones, son Richard Jones, daughter-in-law, Maryanne (Bowcott), brother Barry (Edmonton), grandchildren Kendra (John Sparrow), Rebekah, Jennifer (Tom Boomer) and Kevin, and great-grandchildren: Sarah Sparrow, Thomas and Griffin Boomer. He will be remembered with fondness by sister-in-law Diane and her husband Robert Leinweber, and the rest of Arlene’s family. Bobby was predeceased by his father Howard Jones and mother Mary (Ozubka), his first wife Elizabeth (Betty) Timmer, son Larry, infant daughter Jacqueline, sister Carol Savage, brother-in-law Jack Savage, and nephew Michael Savage.
For over 50 years Bobby was active in the sport of Amateur Olympic and Professional Wrestling as a competitor, coach, manager, administrator, and official. He always gave credit to the Central YMCA where he started as an amateur at age 17 for his career as a wrestler. In 1952 he acquired Professional status and wrestled in the USA and Canada with the AWA. Bobby was also a baseball pitcher playing in the industrial league. But his love of amateur sport remained. He introduced and conducted kids and youth wrestling in community centres, clubs, schools and First Nation communities throughout Winnipeg and the province. In 1967 Bobby was the Manager for the Manitoba Wrestling Team at the First Canada Winter Games in Quebec City and Coach of the Manitoba Wrestling Team at the First Canadian Junior Olympic Wrestling Championships in Edmonton in 1974. He served as an official at the 1979 Canada Winter Games in Brandon and the 1990 Western Canada Summer Games. He was the founder and editor of the publication “Manitoba Let’s Wrestle”, produced and hosted a weekly television program: “Let’s Wrestle Manitoba”.
Bobby graduated in Recreation Studies from the University of Western Ontario, and in Business Administration from Red River College. He worked as Recreation Director and Counselor at Knowles School for Boys (now Knowles Centre) and in 1962 began his career as Recreation Supervisor and Superintendent with City of Winnipeg Parks and Recreation Department. As a dedicated community member over the years, Bobby served on the Board of Directors for the Native Effort for Talent program, President of Acqua Percept Inc. (a national adaptive swim/gym program to develop motor skills); President of Manitoba Parks and Recreation Association; Manitoba Society of Seniors Board of Directors and Chair of the MSOS 55 Plus Games; and Board of Directors, Age and Opportunity and the Canada Seniors Games Association and a member of the 1991 Grey Cup Parade Committee. He was the Host and co-producer of “Seniors On The Move” Shaw Cablevision program for eight years. In the past few years Bobby’s interest found him on the Board of the Seven Oaks Historical Society and the Luxton Residents Association. Both he and Arlene belong to the Compassionate Friends and are members of Westminster United Church. After retirement from the City of Winnipeg Bobby and Arlene operated a Bed and Breakfast in their home “Bannerman East” for 15 years where people from all over the world enjoyed Bobby’s homemade bread and hospitality. A keen fitness buff he was a regular at Sargent Park Recreation Centre (Cindy Klassen Centre). Movies (10 locally filmed), musical theatre (played in “Oliver” with North Kildonan Players) and modeling were adventures for him. While Bobby was a fun kind of guy he was actually very spiritual and sensitive to others needs. He loved classical music, jazz, enjoyed art and wrote poetry.
Bobby supported Arlene in her work, projects and volunteer activities. He was proud of her involvement with the Council of Women of Winnipeg, and the Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba. Together they travelled extensively across Canada and the USA, Australia, China, Turkey, England, Scotland, France, Spain, Germany, Hawaii, Mexico and Cuba. A special thank you to our family, friends and neighbours especially Leanne Landriault (for the many suppers) and Curtis Palidwor, Joann MacMorran, Eva Marie Lessing, Mary Gigliotti, the wonderful home care workers who helped make Bobby’s last few months more comfortable, the staff on E6 at St. Boniface Hospital for their care and patience (especially when he wanted to use the phone), the Paramedics, the Khartum Shrine Pipes and Drum Corps and the St. John’s Cathedral. Arlene and the family very much appreciate Pastor Dr. George Takashima for coming from Lethbridge to lead the celebration of Bob’s life. A celebration of Bobby’s life will be held at the St. John’s Cathedral, 135 Anderson Ave. on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to The Compassionate Friends TCF/Winnipeg Inc., 685 William Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0Z2, The Merchant’s Corner Project c/o North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC), 509 Selkirk Ave., Winnipeg, MB R2W 2M6, or a charity of your choice. Bob’s granddaughter Kendra said: “Bob had a long and fulfilling life, but it is nonetheless very difficult for everyone to cope in a world without his smile.” NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200 neilbardalinc.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on March 18, 2015
The Regimental Band of The Royal Winnipeg Rifles is presenting ‘Songs, Suites and Symphonies’ at St. John’s Cathedral on Saturday, March 28th at 7:30 pm. Free concert – donations gladly accepted. Reception to follow. All are welcome! For more information, click here.
During the month of March we will be collecting baby items (articles of clothing, blankets, toiletries and small toys) for the Thelma Wynne Project which operates out of St. Matthews Church. Volunteers create layettes from all the donated items the project receives and distributes these to needy moms. A basket will be set up in the Nave for the next three weeks. New and/or gently used articles (clean and stain free please) are welcomed and can be placed in the baby basket at the back of the church. Each layette also includes a selection of small toiletries for Mom (tooth paste and brush, soap, shampoo etc.) as well as some toddler clothing for later. Your contributions will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks from the Friendship Circle.
“Like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” I Peter 2:5
Come to worship tomorrow, stay for lunch, and be part of our AGM, if you can sign the book as a member, of course.
After worship, around noon, we will share lunch together in the John West Hall, and then, satisfied and giving thanks for God’s goodness, God’s faithfulness in Jesus Christ, we will move into our Annual General Meeting. Yes, it’s a business meeting, but it’s much more than that as we gather to consider the shape of our participation in Kingdom Business.
Hope to see you here. God bless.
Ash Wednesday worship at the Cathedral will be held this evening at 7 p.m. Our worship will include the Imposition of Ashes and the Holy Eucharist. All welcome.
The church remains “deeply committed to the ministry of accompanying people in their lifelong journey,” says the primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz in a statement on the Supreme Court ruling on doctor-assisted dying. File photo: General Synod Communications
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, issued a statement Tuesday night on the Supreme Court’s ruling on physician-assisted dying in which he called on Anglicans to “exhibit an unwavering resolve to include those most affected by our deliberations” in conversations around end-of-life issues.
While acknowledging the diverse opinions Anglicans hold on these matters, Hiltz emphasized that the church must listen to those “suffering through intolerable physical pain, emotional anguish and spiritual turmoil” as it engages in conversations about physician-assisted dying.
“We recognize the need to walk in a particular way with those who are suffering debilitating illnesses. We recognize the need to offer people a listening ear and a pastoral heart as in the face of death they ponder the meaning and value of their lives,” he said, adding that the church also recognizes “the importance of a person’s right to dignity in life and death.”
Hiltz noted that both those who see this as “cause for “celebration” and those who see it as “cause for great concern” add important perspectives to the situation. But he said, “whatever one’s perspective, serious attention needs to be given to the court ruling’s intent and application” and conversations must include the church and the Canadian society at large.
Hiltz said Care in Dying, a report produced in 2000 and which the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada commended for study throughout the church, remains “a valuable” resource for parishes.
He noted that this document called for a renewal of “the church’s commitment to the provision of the best quality of palliative care in keeping with the dignity and sanctity of human life.” While the Supreme Court ruling has changed the legal situation, Hiltz sees these principles as being in line with those espoused in the Care in Dying report.
That report also called the church to “sustain the commitment to care even when it is no longer possible to cure,” and suggests that cessation of treatment may be part of that care, but “does not support the idea that care can include an act or omission whose primary intention is to end a person’s life,” arguing that health care delivery should “reflect the desire of Canadians to be a community that sustains the dignity and worth of its members.”
Care in Dying also highlighted concerns over the possible abuse that might come with the legalization of euthanasia, namely that it “could present special risks for those in our society who are already vulnerable.”
The primate also noted that the church has “re-opened the conversation” by appointing a task force on physician-assisted suicide through the Faith, Worship and Ministry committee. The group includes legal and medical experts as well as ethicists and pastors who represent “a declared diversity of opinion over what constitutes appropriate end-of-life care,” and has been asked to “resource and guide us in these discussions.”
The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision last week to strike down the ban on assisted dying came after it was successfully argued that such a ban violated the rights of an individual suffering from a “grievous and irremediable medical condition that causes enduring and intolerable suffering” to “life, liberty, and security of the person,” and was therefore unconstitutional.