The clergy and representatives from every parish in the Diocese gather on Saturday morning and elected Peter Fenty to be the next Suffragan Bishop of Toronto. Our Diocese has five bishops: four “suffragans” each responsible for one of four geographic areas, and then a fifth “Diocesan Bishop” who overseas them and the entire Diocese. When more »
Perhaps no service is more important in the tradition of “liturgical” churches (like the Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Episcopalians, Anglicans, etc.) than the Easter Vigil. It’s the yearly celebration of the primary mystery of the Christian Faith: Jesus died and was resurrected from the dead. The service begins in complete darkness as we gather at the more »
“Maundy” is an old English corruption of the Latin word “Mandatum” that begins the Latin version of Jesus’ commandment in John 13.34: I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. (John 13.34) It is the feast of the Christian Year more »
The Archbishop of Toronto, Colin Johnson, has written a short Easter Message for the Anglicans in Toronto. You may read it on the Diocesan Website or in it’s entirety below: Easter changes everything. Evil is insidious, but it is not victorious; death is real, but it is not the last word. We cannot ignore the more »
On Thursday night a group of eight from Messiah attended the Annual Institute of Evangelism Dinner at Wycliffe College. Wycliffe is one of two Anglican Seminaries that are part of the University of Toronto and has enjoyed a historic connection to Messiah. Indeed, Tay Moss was the first Rector called to Messiah who wasn’t a more »
The Archbishop of Canterbury is the spiritual head of the Anglican Church around the world. He doesn’t have the authority of a “Pope,” but he does have great influence and in an important symbol of both the unity of the world-wide church and also the continuity Anglicanism enjoys with the church through time. The Archbishop more »
Palm Sunday at Messiah is effort to explore the mysterious paradox at the heart of faith: what does it mean that God suffers? How is strength made perfect in weaknes? How is Jesus different from other spiritual teachers or prophets who challenged the authorities with a message of love and forgiveness? At Messiah we use more »
A memorial service has been scheduled to honour the life of Eleanor Farmer and to commend her to God’s care. Please join us at 1pm on Saturday, March 23rd at Messiah. There will be a reception in the lounge after the service.
Here is the leaflet for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, which includes the story of Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, anointing Jesus’s feet with oil and then wiping them with her hair.
Here is an interview with the 11 candidates running to the best next Area Bishop in the Diocese of Toronto. The Election will occur at St. James Cathedral on Saturday, April 6, 2013. This bishop will be one of the five that serve the Diocese of Toronto: four are “Area” bishops and one oversees the more »