The cherished bells of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Thunder Bay, Ont., at the Lake Superior Lakehead, have been tolling daily in mourning for the thousands killed by bombing and other strife in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city.
For centuries, the organ was the foundation for Anglican and Lutheran liturgical music, and in Europe’s great gothic churches and cathedrals, some of the greatest composers in the Western tradition held day jobs writing music that would be played at services, rather than concerts.
When the diocese of Algoma gathered for an electoral synod last week, Archdeacon Anne Germond’s name was not on the ballot; nor was she featured among the other official candidates for the position on the diocesan website.
It’s a safe bet that Capt. John Hodges Pipon of her Majesty’s Corps of Royal Engineers would be surprised, and perhaps pleased, that people still talk about him 160 years after his untimely death.