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You see the world in a different light’

Unidentified children from All Saints Indian Residential School in Lac La Ronge, Sask. Banff, Alta. "This has been the most difficult piece of work...

Churches take grapes from vine to chalice

Burl Deatherage, one of three founders of the vineyard at St. Stephen's church, Victoria, tends to some cabernet sauvignon grapes ready for harvest.When you...

Churches take grapes from vine to chalice

Burl Deatherage, one of three founders of the vineyard at St. Stephen's church, Victoria, tends to some cabernet sauvignon grapes ready for harvest. At...

Signs of Hope … in the form of a sparrow

In November, we asked Anglican Journal readers what signs of hope they saw in the church, in this time of shrinking membership and declining...

The story of Christmas around the world

Across desert, jungle, plains, mountains, forests, towns and cities, Christians pause in the rush and bustle of everyday life to visit, to give, to...

The story of Christmas around the world

From North, South, East and West, there are more beliefs and traditions that unite rather than divide people, especially around the meaning of Christmas....

Rural ministry requires ‘a strong spirituality;’ lay people are the cornerstone

Humboldt, Sask. Halfway through breakfast at Murdocks Family Restaurant on Main St. the waitress comes to refill Rev. Joanne Beacon's coffee mug. It is...

She has taught us not to be afraid of death’

'It seems to me that we have such a burden of responsibility to make the world a better place for those who were born...

Church that once brought pain now soothes soul of lay student

Lawrence Flett, a lay student at the William Winter school, wants to broaden his knowledge of the church.Kingfisher Lake, Ont.Lawrence Flett, a first-time student...

Native seminary blends two traditions

The Dr. William Winter School for Ministry gathers a variety of individuals twice a year. Sheba McKay, 23, (left) wants to further her Christian...

Campfires, canoes, crafts and Christ

Canadians, accustomed to long winters, eagerly embrace summer in the great outdoors by a lake, but warm-weather camping acquires another dimension when there is...

Canada has become one vast mission field

While some dioceses (like Toronto, whose parish of San Lorenzo has as its incumbent Rev. Hernan Astudillo, above left) have done some work on...

Army chaplain jumps in feet first after his flock

Military chaplain Capt. Fraser Harvey waits to be "rescued" from the frigid Madawaska River in Ontario during a Canadian Forces ice rescue course.The duties...

A funny thing happened to Mavis

Mavis Pickett is a standup comic and wedding co-ordinator at Holy Trinity Cathedral in New Westminster, B.C.Have you heard the one about ... the...

The dancing here arises from a spirit of gratitude

Maggie Sutherland, a resident of L'Arche Cape Breton, with the community's co-founder, Tom Gunn.One of the qualities I love most about life here at...