Week of June 17th in Algoma Deanery

Good day everyone!

Thursday, June 20th is the White Elephant, Holy Trinity, SSM (352 Northern Ave.); 10:30am-1pm

Thursday, June 20th is also the screening of Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts; 7pm at the Cathedral (160 Brock St., SSM). For more information and to check out the study guide…  https://www.anglican.ca/primate/tfc/drj/doctrineofdiscovery/studyguide/

Friday, June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Saturday, June 22nd is the Church Closet in St. George’s parish hall, Echo Bay (159 Church St.); 10am-1pm.

For Your Devotions

Monday, June 17th is the commemoration of Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, died 1752 (transferred from Sunday). If you’ve ever studied Anglicanism, you will recognize this great thinker.  He was the Bishop of Durham and is well-known and respected for his defense of orthodox Christianity against Deism  (they put forward the clockmaker image of God, among other things) which was prevalent in his time. To read more…  https://forallsaints.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/joseph-butler-bishop-of-durham-1752/

Tuesday, June 18th is the memorial of Bernard Mizeki (born Mamiyeri Mitseka Gwambewho) who was martyred in Zimbabwe in 1896. Although he knew his life was in danger, he chose to stay during a rebellion against Europeans and Christians. He was dragged from his home and stabbed to death. There is some mystery surrounding his death… http://www.thefullwiki.org/Bernard_Mizeki

 

Saturday, June 22nd is the memorial of Alban, the first martyr of Britain in about 209. This is an absolutely fascinating story you must read. Alban was actually a Roman soldier who, while harbouring a Christian priest, was converted. When soldiers arrived at his door, Alban disguised himself as the priest so that the priest could escape. Alban ended up being beheaded for his new faith. Alban was the first martyr in Britain but his death resulted in the 2nd and 3rd martyrs. To find out who they were…http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/189.html

Wishing you all a glorious week!

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