Quiz: Praying by the Book

by Rene Jamieson If you’re an Anglican, this quiz is right up your alley. Even if you’re not an Anglican, you’ll probably be surprised by how much you know about the Book of Common Prayer. I hope you will enjoy this quiz regardless of your denominational affiliation.  Question 1: In which year did the Book of Common Prayer […]

Announcing: Monthly Quiz

Since Anglicans in general are of a particularly questioning mode (and, thank God, are encouraged by the Church to be so), we’re instituting a monthly quiz, put together by our beloved Rene Jamieson. The first effort is about Handel’s ‘Messiah’, which is most appropriate to the season. Future quizzes will focus on the Book of […]

Quiz: Handel’s ‘Messiah’

by Rene Jamieson Our first quiz is relatively seasonal. Ever since its first performance Handel’s ‘Messiah’ has captivated audiences around the world. How much do you know about this classic oratorio? Question 1: Handel was a gifted composer, but even gifted composers can take a long time to produce their masterpieces. How long did it take Handel to […]

RCCO Hallowe’en Concert and Tour

ooooo… Spooky! On October 29th, The Royal Canadian College of Organists invites you to gather at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, in the middle of one of the oldest graveyards in Winnipeg, for their Annual Spooky Graveyard Tour, with guide, Rene Jamieson, Cathedral Historian. Enjoy a pizza dinner in John West Hall, then gather in the darkened church for an Eerie Organ Gala […]

A is for Anglican: The Anglican Story, Part III

The real story of how Anglicanism came about is far more complex than Henry and his many marriages! Read the ‘A is for Anglican’ series: The Anglican Story, by Rene Jamieson to find out more. The Anglican Story, Part III: Henry, the Married Man One of Henry’s first acts when he ascended the throne was to marry Catherine of Aragon. Catherine was the daughter […]

A is for Anglican: The Anglican Story, Part I

The real story of how Anglicanism came about is far more complex than Henry and his many marriages! Read the ‘A is for Anglican’ series: The Anglican Story, by Rene Jamieson to find out more. The Anglican Story, Part I: A Brief Background The tension between Rome and England did not erupt during the reign of Henry VIII. It had existed for centuries. The […]

A is for Anglican: The Anglican Story

by Rene Jamieson Introduction to the Series: The Anglican Story The real story of how the Anglican Church came about is far more complex than Henry and his many marriages! One of the activities I enjoy most at the Cathedral is conducting tours. I take groups of visitors around the Cathedral and, if the weather is clement, the […]