Newsletters

Posted

In the Priory’s Christmas 2019 newsletter, Br. David Bryan writes:

“Throughout the Christian liturgical calendar we revisit the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus and his ministry amongst God’s people. Doing so we are challenged to discern God’s continuing presence in daily life.

“Although at Christmastide we are drawn to the remembrance of the birth of Jesus we also have opportunity to celebrate daily his continuing presence with us. Jesus’ teaching about the Kingdom of God affirms that the Kingdom of God is amongst us (Luke 17:21). In Paul’s letter to the Romans he writes that “the word is near you, on your lips and in your heart” (Romans 10:8).

“The vision of St. John the Divine of a world redeemed and purified includes these words: ‘Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples and God himself will be with them – see, I am making all things new’ (Revelation 21:1,3,5)”

Categories ,

Posted

an excerpt from the newsletter by Fr. David Bryan Hoopes, Prior:

“Archbishop Rowan Williams said of religious orders that they were ‘the heart of the Church.’

“The human heart is a small organ not visible to the eye; religious communities in our Anglican Communion tend to be small. In some parts of the Communion such may not be known. In Canada at this time there are three residential traditional religious orders – the Community of the Sisters of the Church, the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, and the Order of the Holy Cross. The Society of St. John the Evangelist maintains a foundation in Canada and is generous in providing resources for spiritual growth. There are other expressions of the religious life such as the Oratory of the Good Shepherd, the Society of our Lady St. Mary, the Third Order of St. Francis, the Worker Brothers and Sisters of the Holy Spirit, Contemplative Fire, the Brotherhood and Sisters of St. Gregory, and several newly emerging communities.

“At the centre of all religious communities is prayer. In fact, prayer is the first responsibility and privilege of those who choose the religious life. Prayers are offered daily for the Church, the world, special intentions, the sick, those in special need, the departed, and for thanksgivings. Prayer requests are honoured. There are no ‘vacations’ for prayer.”

Download the full newsletter at ohcpriory.com/file_download/29/2019_HolyCross.pdf

Categories ,

Posted

You Are Cordially Invited To Join The Community of Holy Cross Priory, Toronto
In Celebration of our Patronal Festival

THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
Saturday, September 14, 2019
at 11:00 a.m. (Light Reception to Follow)
Please RSVP to info@ohcpriory.com or 416-767-9081 (press 3)

HOMILIST: The Rev Jason McKinney is a theological educator, a community-based priest, and longtime resident of Parkdale, Toronto. His work, like his life and family, is rooted in the neighbourhood.  He serves as Associate Priest-Missioner for The Church of The Epiphany & St Mark, Parkdale, and is an adjunct professor of theology at Trinity College. He holds a PhD in Religion from the University of Toronto.

St. John’s Anglican Church, West Toronto
288 Humberside Ave, Toronto

St. John’s Church is two blocks north of Bloor St., just west of High Park Ave at Humberside. Nearest TTC Station: High Park Station. A 12 minute walk from High Park Station or a brief bus ride, (No.30, Lampton), north on High Park Ave. Street parking available.

Poster download (pdf): Invitation — Holy Cross Day 2019

Holy Cross Priory is An Anglican Benedictine Community in Canada 204 High Park Ave, Toronto, ON M6P 2S6 416-767-9081 info@ohcpriory.com

Categories ,

Posted

Saturday, September 15, 2018

at 11:00 a.m.

The Community of Holy Cross Priory

Celebrate our annual patronal festival with us.
Join us in worship and stay for a light reception.
Please RSVP by email at info@ohcpriory.com or give us a call at 416-767-9081 ext 24

Download poster here

Guest Speaker: The Rev’d Louise Peters, Vicar, St. James Cathedral, Toronto

The service will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, West Toronto , 288 Humberside Ave, Toronto.

St. John’s Church is two blocks north of Bloor St., just west of High Park Ave at Humberside.
Nearest TTC Station: High Park Station. A 12 minute walk from High Park Station or a brief bus ride, (No.30, Lampton), north on High Park Ave. Street parking available.
St. John’s is wheelchair accessible.

We hope to welcome you on September 15th at 11am.

Categories ,

Posted

Lenten Quiet Day, Saturday, March 3rd , 2018

Go to Your Room: Treasures in Heaven

with speaker The Rev. Louise Peters

This Quiet Day will explore the invitation from Jesus to practice our piety in a particular fashion. We will delve into the instructions found in the Gospel of Matthew Chapter 6, deeply engaging in prayer practices, exploring motivation and meaning, intention and methods of prayer. The day will provide a calibration of our Lenten prayer journey as we continue to make our way with Jesus to Jerusalem, the upper room, the garden and Golgotha.

Where
St. John’s West Toronto, 288 Humberside Ave, Toronto, ON
corner of Humberside & Quebec Aves.
When
Saturday, March 3rd, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Cost
$10.00 ~ lunch and refreshments included

This quiet day is the joint effort of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Holy Cross Priory, & St. John’s, West Toronto. To register email pastor@sjwt.ca or call St. John’s 416-763-2393

Schedule

9:30 am Gather
10:00 Morning Prayer
10:15 1st Address
10:45 – 11:30 Quiet time for reflection
11:30 Eucharist & 2nd Address, followed by lunch
1 pm Final Address
1:30 Quiet time for reflection
2:20 Prayer and dismissal

Flyer download: Lent 2018 Quiet Day Flyer.pdf

Categories

← Older Newer →