Mary: Her Salutation, Her Song, Her Service

with The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz

St. Martin-in-the-Fields
151 Glenlake Avenue, corner of Glenlake and Indian Grove, 1 block north of Bloor & Keele.
Saturday, December 9th 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
$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 or call St. Martin’s 416-767-7491

Download event poster here: Advent 2017 Poster FINAL.pdf



From the Priory’s autumn 2017 newsletter:

Br. David Bryan writes: Holy Cross monastic life continues to attract and to welcome new brothers. There are 3 brothers in temporary vows, 2 novices and 2 postulants. We are frequently asked why we chose to join a monastic order; why Holy Cross; and why we stay in community. Each brother responds in his own way. I shall tell my story.

Download the full Holy Crosstide 2017 newsletter here



St. John’s West Toronto, 288 Humberside Ave Toronto, ON
corner of Humberside & Quebec Aves.
Saturday, March 18th, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
$10.00 — lunch and refreshments included

This quiet day is the joint effort of St. Martin-in-the-Field’s, Holy Cross Priory, & St. John’s, West Toronto


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

The Rev. Canon David Neelands

W. David Neelands has been Dean of Divinity and Margaret E. Fleck Professor of Anglican Studies of the Faculty of Divinity of Trinity College since July 1, 2002. He is an Anglican priest who has been an interim minister in a number of parishes in the Diocese of Toronto. He is an honorary canon of St. James Cathedral, and an honorary assistant priest of St. Thomas’s parish. David teaches History and Theology of Anglicanism at Trinity College within the Toronto School of Theology and is particularly interested in the theology of Richard Hooker and in the history of early Christian theology, especially St. Augustine. At Trinity College, he served as registrar from 1973 to 1988 and as dean of men from 1975 to 1980. He served as assistant vice-president of student affairs at the University of Toronto from 1988 to 1999 and was the fifth director of the Toronto School of Theology from 1999 to 2002. The Faculty of Divinity of Trinity College is the oldest centre for theological study in the Anglican Church of Canada. Catholic and liberal in theology, Trinity seeks to provide excellent theological education for the broadest range of the Church’s needs.


Download leaflet here: Lenten Quiet Day 2017

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From the Priory’s Christmas 2016 newsletter:

“If each season of the church year is marked by a dominant mood, then the prevailing tone of Advent is one of hope and expectation. Indeed, to borrow from Dickens, we may say that Advent is a time of Great Expectations. But what exactly is hope? And what is it that we are expecting? And what grounds do we have for such a stance, given the current state of our world and the condition of our own souls?” — Br. Robert Leo Sevensky OHC, Superior of the order

Download the full Christmas 2016 newsletter here

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The Rev’d David Bryan Hoopes, OHC will mark the 40th anniversary of his priestly ordination on May 23, 2016. Fr. David was ordained priest at Christ Church Cathedral, Nassau, Bahamas by The Rt. Rev’d Michael H. Eldon.

In addition to his work in the Order, Fr. David has served Churches in the Bahamas; and in the United States in Long Island, New York; Brooklyn, New York; Farmingdale, New York; and in Toronto, Canada.

At present in Toronto, he is Interim priest-in-charge of St. Hilda’s Church; Pastoral Associate at St. James Cathedral; Honorary Assistant at St. Barnabas Church, and Chaplain to the Community of the Sisters of the Church. He is Prior of Holy Cross Priory, Toronto.

David, your brothers in the Order of the Holy Cross congratulate you with thanksgiving for 40 years of dedicated and fruitful priestly service!

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