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

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What is ‘Church Music’?

‘Church Music’ I shall take to mean musical settings of the Christian liturgy: the Eucharist, the Daily Offices, and occasional services such as weddings and funerals. This excludes other music performed in churches, such as most congregational ‘hymns.’ At the heart of the Christian liturgy is the Eucharist, ‘commonly called

Music in Difficult Times: A Report from st benedict’s table

Music has been one of God’s greatest gifts to us since the dawn of humankind. Rudimentary flutes and percussive instruments have been found in many prehistoric archaeological sites, indicating that the artistic spark has been imbued in us since the beginning. And there has always been singing. It would seem

December Magazine 2021

December’s issue is all about the revelatory nature of music. Our contributors write about their love for music during the holiday season, as well as the larger role music plays in the Anglican Church throughout its history and into the present day. In our opening feature, Charles Garinger reflects on

Rupert’s Land News is hiring a Reporter-At-Large!

Are you interested in writing about the intersections of culture and the Anglican faith? Would you like to gain experience in faith-based reporting in your local community? The Rupert’s Land News is recruiting for a Reporter-At-Large to join our RLN team! The RLN Reporter-At-Large will contribute one major news story

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The Inter-Council Network (ICN) is a coalition of the eight Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation. These independent member-based Councils are committed to global social justice and social change, and represent nearly 400 diverse civil society organizations (CSOs) from across Canada. The ICN provides a national forum in which

Nearly $650,000 granted to 110 recipients through fall grant awards cycle

This week more than one hundred grant and bursary applicants received some welcome news that they will receive funding from the Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC). “I am delighted to say that the Board of Directors of AFC has approved close to $650,000 in grants and bursaries to 110 applicants

Following Life

Several things might drive us to consider our life in the church. We might grow out of childhood and need to find our own way in faith. We might have doubts. We might find ourselves unhappy and disenchanted with the church or its programs. We might feel lonely and out

PWRDF Refugee Network moves heaven and earth

refugee (noun) a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster (Oxford English Dictionary); someone who is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion,

Choosing to Stay

I met God on the flat prairie of central Saskatchewan. As a teenager, I would ride my bike from my parent’s farm to the top of the nearest “hill” at sunset and view three hundred and sixty unbroken degrees of prairie landscape. My instinctive response was an awareness of God

Foodgrains Bank named one of Canada’s top 10 charities for fourth year running

A celebration of a nation-wide community of people who care about ending world hunger—that’s what being named to Charity Intelligence’s list of 2021 Canada’s Top 10 Impact charities means for Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The annual list by Charity Intelligence examines the impact per dollar donated to an organization. It’s the

CMU Students Featured with Mennonite Community Orchestra

Winnipeg, MB, October 31, 2021 – Two accomplished students of Canadian Mennonite University will collaborate with the Mennonite Community Orchestra to present a pandemic silence-breaking concert. Anna Schwartz, a third-year student at CMU, is the composer of Prairie Sunrise, which the orchestra will perform. Anna is a double major in piano

Advent and Christmas Services

All Saints November 28 at 4 p.m. – Advent Procession with Carols December 19 at 11 a.m. – Christmas Lessons and Carols December 24 at 3 p.m. – Christmas Eucharist and Carols (joint all-age service with saint benedict’s table) December 24 at 11 p.m. – Christmas Eve Eucharist All Saints

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Over the last 13 years, I’ve often been asked, “Why the Anglican church?” It’s a question that has arisen as I’ve made a return to church life, discerned a path to ordination, and, ultimately, been ordained into the priesthood. As I venture through various points in my life, I routinely

November Magazine 2021

November’s issue is devoted to the stories of people who have felt called to the church—those who have chosen to stay. In our first feature, Theo Robinson gives a testimony of his journey towards becoming one of Canada’s first transgender priests in the Anglican Church. Lynda Wolf writes about her first encounters

Messages from the Bishop – October 29, 2021

Dear Rupert’s Land friends, It is an honour to announce, and with joy, that The Venerable Helen Kennedy was elected on the second ballot of the episcopal election in the Diocese of Qu’Appelle. Please join with me in congratulating Helen, and offering prayer for her and the parish of St

Some Thoughts on Northern Foodways

Whenever I tell people that I have worked among Inuit for sustained periods, I am inevitably asked, “Do Inuit really eat their meat raw?” The answer is a qualified yes. First, eating raw meat (mikigiaq) is part of a much broader system of cuisine. Unlike most peoples in the world,

CURRENT ISSUE

This month’s issue is centred around the theme: a new climate.

Contributions include an exploration of food security and food relief issues, reflections on ordination, a visioning of a Downtown Green Corridor in Winnipeg, and a consideration of the experiences of Synod delegates in our Diocese.

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