Thank you to The Rev. Canon Tony Harwood-Jones for taking the worship services this coming Sunday, May 5th, at the Cathedral, and for leading the Dean’s Forum between services, with a look at the texts for the Ascension of Our Lord next week, always a Thursday, because it’s always forty days after Easter Sunday.
On Sunday week, May 12th, our Honorary Assistant, The Rev. Brian Ford, will preside and preach at both services, as well as leading the Dean’s Forum, with conversation around the texts for the Sunday after, May 19th, the third great Festival of the church calendar, the Day of Pentecost (from the Greek word for fifty), fifty days after Easter Sunday. Thank you, Brian! Our week of weeks, celebrating the Resurrection of Our Lord for forty nine days draws to a close. But Pentecost remembers and gives thanks for the gift of the Holy Spirit to the church, promised by Jesus, and is thus traditionally celebrated as the birthday of the church, the whole church, the Body of Christ in the world.
I’m enjoying a time of rest and re-creation; I look forward to returning to the Cathedral in time to celebrate Pentecost with you, and to resuming my work in this parish in partnership with you, and in the Diocese of Rupert’s Land.
Thanks be to God!