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Community Catechesis: Saints

The Anglican stance on saints, compared to that of Roman Catholics and Puritans, has been somewhat indefinite. While Catholics continue to canonize saints through a centralized Vatican run process, the Anglican communion lacks a central curia that could authoritatively canonize a person. In general, Puritans definitively rejected the singling out

The “Beyond Van Gogh Immersive Experience”: a sadness that lasts forever

This article was first published in Canadian Dimension. View the original publication here. Yesterday, I made the terrible decision to attend “Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.” Terrible because I have become increasingly tired of digital mediation, an aftereffect of almost three years being chained to my desk on Zoom

The Art of Being

“Thank you for being here.” These five words, often expressed at the end of an event or gathering, have come to mean more to me over the years as I’ve worked in Spiritual Care. I have found that the art of “being” with others who are navigating this winding journey

Easy Yoke: The Story of EDGE

And they spake in parables, saying: “A United Church of Canada congregation sayeth, ‘We are dying.’ They cried, ‘We have but 50 bums, only 50 bums in the seats on any given Sunday.’ And verily they were asked: ‘What else have ye?’ And they replied, ‘We have a weekly meditation

November Magazine 2022

The theme for November’s magazine is Saints in Light. The phrase “saints in light,” used in both the Book of Common Prayer and the Book of Alternative Services, can be diversely associated with faith communities, past and present, as well as exemplary individuals commemorated by Christian communities. The phrase is

A photo from the perspective of someone looking down at their black boots before a yellow-orange welcome matt with the words "Come As You Are" written in capital letters across it.

Stranger in the Community

Community is an essential part of the human experience. Connecting as part of a community is important to our mental wellbeing. Even the most introverted person needs some sort of human contact and support. A community can be gathered in a geographic space where people connect inperson, or a virtual

June Magazine 2022

June’s issue covers initiatives in our diocese that support spaces designed to encourage education and artistry. Holy Trinity Anglican Church has a newly renovated basement where the Emmanuel Mission Learning Centre will be run as a year-long education program, serving students who are newcomers to Canada. Hannah Foulger sheds light

Examining White Privilege in the Anglican Church

Within Christianity, Scripture prompts us to respond to oppression and injustice; for example, Isaiah 58:6 asks us to consider “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every

May Magazine 2022

What do hope and healing look like within the church, and specifically the Anglican Church of Canada, in our present moment? May’s issue ventures into this conversation under the theme of “Fissures.” RLN Reporter at Large Hannah Foulger examines the Safe Church Charter of the Anglican Communion, what the policy

RLN Interviews Synod Delegates

With Diocesan Synod coming up in October 2022, the Nominations Committee is looking for clergy and lay Synod 2022 delegates who are willing to let their names stand for election at the upcoming Diocesan Synod gathering. Rupert’s Land News in partnership with the Nominations Committee decided to connect with some lay delegates

Rupert’s Land Wechetowin: Deacon Report 2021

Rupert’s Land Wechetowin Rev. Deacon Tanis McLeod Kolisnyk – Deacon Report 2021 Rupert’s Land Wechetowin efforts have continued during the entire year of 2021. In June we were blessed with a grant by the Anglican Healing Fund to help with this ministry. Our efforts work towards healing, wellness, and reconciliation.

A Statement on the Vaccination Mandate Protest Convoy

February 1, 2022 A Statement on the Vaccination Mandate Protest Convoy Over the past number of days, we have seen people from across our country exercise their right to gather and protest what they believe to be unjust laws. We fully support that right and encourage people to speak up

A New Year in Inuit Nunangat

Aijajaja Alianaiɫaliqpuq inuuniarliqtunga Aijajaja Akuttujuuk saqirput ulluq suli tauvva Aijajaja   Aijajaja It fills one with joy that I will continue to live Aijajaja Akuttujuuk is appearing; surely there will be day – Sung by Arnaujumajuq in Arctic Bay, December 1980   In North Baffin Island, the sun goes below

The Annual Cycle in our lives: What does the New Year mean for us?

Some four thousand years ago, Babylonian culture celebrated the new year at the beginning of spring in our contemporary month of March. Since that time, various societies have based their year on the movement of both the moon and the sun.  Europe (along with those countries who trace their roots

Reimagining the Anglican Church of Canada during a Triennium of Transition

In response to a call from the church at General Synod 2019, a Strategic Plan Working Group (SPWG) has been struck to develop and initiate a process to re-examine the mission and structures of General Synod. In partnership with the entire church, the working group works prayerfully to undertake a strategic

Music Ministry at St. Paul’s — Respecting the Old, Exploring the New

A detailed 100-year history of music ministry at St. Paul’s Fort Garry could fill a lengthy chapter of a book. The parish has had many iterations of music ensembles and utilized service music in genres ranging from traditional organ and choral works to folk songs, Top 40 hits, and musical

The Magic of Christmas

It’s that time of year again. The stores are lit up with Christmas lights, there are people shopping frantically, and there’s a constant stream of Christmas pop music playing over the sound systems. Many people complain about it being too early or too loud or the same songs repeating over

CURRENT ISSUE

The theme for November’s magazine is Saints in Light.

In this month’s magazine, Chenene Layne, Coordinator of Spiritual Care Education at St Boniface Hospital, reflects on the art of “being” rather than “doing” alongside those who are suffering, and the meaningfulness of caring presence in our most difficult times.

Next, Jane Barter writes about capitalist expropriation of art and artistic creation in her review of “Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” in which highly mediated “immersive experiences” of the artist’s work distort, simplify, and exploit Van  Gogh’s personal anguish and his artistic output.

Finally, an interview with renowned iconographer Vera Senchuk explores Orthodox understandings of saints and iconography, and the iconographer’s task of “searching for the light” of Christ in the writing of icons

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