The Great Priesting

You may be forgiven for asking what God was up to this year in Winnipeg. We had the harshest winter since 1898, and at one point, our city was colder than     the surface of Mars. There were even rumours that the colloquial phrase, “when Hell freezes over” should be replaced

Tunes for Toonies

Over the gurgle of soft drinks, the sizzle of burgers and the decadent plop of freshly fried doughnuts into cinnamon sugar, the strains of a Bach cantata bounce off the walls. It’s followed by a jig that animates the diners in the food court. And as Bill Derksen, a former

New beginnings

Letter from the editor   I’m Allison Chubb, your new editor. You may have seen me around the diocese; I was ordained priest in June and am chaplain at St. John’s College.Over the summer, I’ve been working with a media and editorial consultant to take apart the pieces of Rupert’s

Living the dream

One of those moments Arriving in the midst of a heavy downpour, wet and trying to figure out where we needed to go, I was left wondering – was this really a good idea after all? Months before, and after much discernment, a decision was made to pursue my long

Apprenticing with Jesus

Pastoral note for September As I was preparing a sermon for the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul in June, I came across an article adapted from The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Lives in God, by Dallas Willard. I confess that I was not familiar with this work

Looking ahead | September edition

Letter from the Cathedral Glory to God, whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Generations of the faithful have come and gone in Rupert’s Land, yet God continues to be at work, building a new thing which is more than we can

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The Living Past

February is Black History Month! This issue of RLN starts off with a message from the Rev. Wilson Akinwale who was recently elected National Board Chair of the Black Anglicans of Canada and an announcement of an afternoon celebration of Black excellence. 

 
 

Next, Chris Trott discusses the history of Inuit catechists, many of whom are little known in Anglican history or whose names and lives have not been documented at all. Trott shows that these catechists have and continue to be integral to Indigenous Anglicans. 

 

Diocesan Archivist, Mary Horodyski, writes about the troubling history of the Dynavor ‘Indian’ hospital which the Diocese of Rupert’s Land ran from 1896 to 1939. This article responds to the 59th Call to Action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by shedding light on a difficult and little known part of Anglican history. A warning to readers that the history discussed in this article is troubling. 

 

Based on an interview with members of the Committee on the Land Statement, the article “Land Acknowledgement as Confession” explores the work and thinking this committee has undertaken to reassess their parish’s land acknowledgement, exploring deeper ways to commit themselves to reconciliation as a collective effort and a call to action

 

This issue also includes a Parish Profile on St. Aidan’s Anglican exploring the deep sense of connection members of this parish have found in their love for God the creator and their commitment to creating little corners of God’s glory

 

I hope you find learning and enjoyment in reading this month’s articles.

 

Read and download February’s issue here.

 

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