Coming Up This Week…

Good day!

Wednesday, September 25th Mary Sherwood (Missionary to Madagascar) will be at Holy Trinity, SSM (352 Northern Ave.); 9:30am Holy Eucharist followed by Mary’s talk.

Thursday, September 26th is the White Elephant at Holy Trinity, SSM (352 Northern Ave); 10am-1pm

Sunday, September 29th Mary Sherwood will be worshipping and speaking at Christ Church, SSM (585 Allen’s Side Rd.) and St. Peter’s, SSM (359 Douglas St.).

Coffee Break for Alzheimer’s is still going…The Synod Office will be hosting a Coffee Break with the help of some ladies of the cathedral: Friday, October 4th; 2-4pm.  (The poster is below if you would like to copy and print it).

For more events, please check out our deanery event calendar at algoma.deanery.com.

For Your Devotions:

Wednesday, September 25th is the commemoration of Sergius, Abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow, died 1392.  At a young age, Sergius and his brother decided to become hermits living in the Russian forest. However, in a time when Christians in Russia were disheartened and confused, news of their wisdom, gentleness, compassion, and spirituality spread and they soon had a monastery forming around them. Sergius was instrumental in the eventual formation of an independent Russia. To find out more:  http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/251.html

Thursday, September 26th is the commemoration of Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, who died in 1626 (The name – Lancelot – almost makes me want to call him “sir”). Andrewes is one of the greatest Anglican scholars – he knew 15 languages and contributed greatly to the King James Version of the Bible.  You can read more here:  http://prayer.forwardmovement.org/the_calendar_response.php?id=400926

Sunday, September 29th is the Holy Day of St. Michael and All Angels (Michaelmas). When this day falls on a Sunday, it is one of the very few days that actually takes precedence over the weekly feast of the Lord – our Sunday celebration of the Paschal Mystery. Michaelmas is also known as “Goose Day” since a well fattened goose was eaten to protect against financial disaster for the coming year. Scottish people cooked St. Michael’s Bannock (a large scone cake) on a lamb skin (thank goodness my mum left out that part of the tradition). Scottish people also had the tradition of allowing you to steal your neighbour’s horse on the Eve of Michaelmas, ride it all the next day, and then return it. Those Scotts! 🙂 Blackberries had to be picked before “Old Michaelmas Day” because you couldn’t eat them after that – it has to do with Lucifer having a bit of a temper…To find out more:  https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Michaelmas/

Have a wonderful week!

Alzheimer Coffee Break

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