Good day, everyone!
If you’re wondering where your clergy are this week…Tuesday, May 7th is the beginning of the New Ministry Conference and then that is followed by our Diocesan Synod from the 8th until the 11th. **Remember…you’re invited to the opening service at the Cathedral which begins at 7pm. (Clergy vest in the Synod Office and Lay Readers vest in the Cathedral’s Fellowship Room, 6:15pm). It’s stacking up to be a joyous celebration of our ministry and mission…See you there! Reception to follow at St. Andrew’s United Church at 712 Wellington.
Thursday, May 9th is the White Elephant at Holy Trinity, SSM (352 Northern Ave); 10:30am-1pm.
Saturday, May 11th is the men’s breakfast at Holy Trinity, SSM; starting by 8:30am. Note: This is a switch from their usual Saturday. P.S. Women are welcome too – it’s just called the men’s breakfast because they’re hosting…they really don’t mind when those of the female persuasion show up as well. 🙂
Monday, May 6th is the Holy Day of St. John the Evangelist (unless you acknowledged it already on December 27th). John is also called “Saint John the Divine.” In Christian tradition, John is one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, he is the son of Zebedee and brother to James, and author of three letters and the Gospel of John. Some also attribute the Book of Revelation to him as well. Of course, scholars debate whether or not he actually wrote those things but, regardless, he was an important leader in the early Church in Jerusalem. John was also one of the three apostles (Peter, James, John) who formed Jesus’ intimate inner circle. For more information – and some interesting legends: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-John-the-Apostle
Wednesday, May 8th is the commemoration of Julian of Norwich, Spiritual Teacher, died about 1417. For starters, this isn’t her real name – we don’t know her real name. She was named after the church in Norwich where she was the anchoress for many years. We really don’t know much about her life either but we do know that many people visited her for spiritual counsel. Her famous writing, Revelations of Divine Love, tell us even more…While lying on her deathbed at the age of 30, Julian saw visions of the crucified Christ and received insight into his sufferings. Julian then lived for more than 40 years afterward! Her writing “reveals an intelligent, sensitive and very down-to-earth woman who maintains her trust in God’s goodness whilst addressing doubt, fear and deep theological questions.” To read more: http://juliancentre.org/about/about-julian-of-norwich.html