Holy Cross

When I was preparing for Confirmation (and in those days also first Communion) I was in a Church where I was taught to make the sign of the cross before I held out my hands for the bread and the cup. The priest taking our class could have said all sorts of clever and...

Bracing for the Storm

With mandatory evacuation orders now in place for most of the Beaches area, many of you are on the move or preparing for a potentially difficult few days. Irma looks to be moving westward but this is still a time of uncertainty and, for many, fear. Being worried or...

Saints Aidan and Cuthbert

I have to confess that I love St. Aidan and his apprentice St. Cuthbert. Both were the Abbot of the Monastery on Lindisfarne, a tiny tidal island off the East Coast of Northern England. Aidan had been a monk with St. Columba on Iona before setting out on a missionary...

A Rose Without Thorns?

If you took the two Saints with which the Church has got most tangled up in knots, they would both be called Mary. Mary Magdalene, mistakenly characterized as a fallen woman, and Mary the Mother of Jesus, painted as an ivory goddess of goodness. August 15th is the...
The Bookstore at Christ Church

The Bookstore at Christ Church

Filled with spiritual and theological publications, inspirational gifts, jewelry, toys, The Bookstore at Christ Church is a gateway to a different kind of exploration of our relationship with God. Karol Mantz, Bookstore Director, explains that her personal ministry...