So today was Ash Wednesday, and we took ashes from the midday service at Holy Trinity, Trinity Square to the streets of downtown Toronto. We’d done it a few years ago–when I had a curate and an intern–and had already decided to do it again this year, when, a couple weeks ago, I received a call from a producer of the CBC radio program Tapestry, who had read about the ashes-to-go that Sara Miles writes about in her new book, City of God. They were going to be interviewing her for the show, and had googled to see who in Toronto might be doing it as well. Long and short, Diane Eros came with her digital recorder to the service [...]
Ash Wednesday Services
There will be two Ash Wednesday liturgies on March 5th: 12:15 PM and 7:00 PM
The evening service is preceded by a light supper of Lentil Soup and Salad beginning at 6:00 PM (donation invited)
Wednesday Community Nights in Lent
Beginning the following week, March 12th, and continuing until the 9th of April, there will be a simple supper, beginning at 6:00 PM, followed by a video and discussion using the Living the Questions series.The evening will conclude between 8:00 and 8:30. There will be signup sheets in church for each week or you can email Sherman: shesselgrave at holytrinitytoronto.org
There will be a parallel program for children, if needed. Please email Beth Baskin: bbaskin at [...]
Join us at noon outside the south doors of Church of the Holy Trinity, just west of the Eaton Centre. We will stand in the cold and light candles to remember those who have died without a warm place to call home.
The cross created after the procession. To learn more about the history of Candlemas visit http://projectbritain.com/year/candlemas.html
Readings: Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1, 5-13 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23
by Sherman Hesselgrave
The week between January 18th, the Feast of the Confession of St Peter on the Church calendar, and the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul on January 25th has come to be known in ecumenical circles as the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. I imagine to many the words ‘Christian Unity’ must seem oxymoronic, for Church history is littered with the bodies and detritus of countless battles. St Paul’s letter to the Corinthians reminds us that Christian disunity has been around pretty much from the beginning.
Disunity comes in a variety of flavours. I have [...]
The Church and surroundings in 2009
OASIS – services of music and reflection for the justice-seeking soul. Join us in the church at 6 PM
During this week of budget decisions and in the beginning of an election year let’s gather and think about what we value in the city we call home. How does what we value affect our choices and actions as citizens? Music provided by John Terauds, music director at Church of the Holy Trinity. We will share a bread and soup following the service.
“First Nations communities across Turtle Island stand at the forefrontof protecting the sacred watersheds, lands, and wildlife.
This January 2014, we will come together as First Nations People and Allies to take time apart in a sacred vigil to celebrate and honor the waters: the womb of creation and all she provides us. We stand apart together also to lament the destruction of the watersheds from unfettered unconventional fossil fueldevelopment and resource extraction.Together we will take time to deepen in faith our commitment to be Keepers of the waters.
Please join us on January 15, 2014 at 6:30 at the Church of theHoly Trinity as we celebrate together in traditional First Nations and Eastern Christian practices:“Keepers [...]
Month in and month out we gather on the second Tuesday at noon. We remember those who have died on the streets without a home.
We sing songs, read poems, share news and stand in silence to honour those that others have forgotten. Join us for lunch following the memorial.
Join us for some quiet moments of music and reflection on what is designed to be a shopping frenzy.
Resist the extending shopping hours and great deals. Bring your justice-seeking heart, mind, and soul to a quiet OASIS next to the Eaton Center.
We will sing, talk, pray and use candles to welcome light into a world that seeks justice beyond the greed of consumerism. The service is followed by a light meal and conversation. Next OASIS is Friday, January 31, 2014
The cast is rehearsing, the beautiful costumes and props are being inspected and repaired, the Babies Jesus are being scheduled … the Holiday Season is just around the corner and that means soon it will be time for THE CHRISTMAS STORY at the Church of the Holy Trinity (right beside the Eaton Centre). For the 76th year running this not-to-be-missed Nativity experience reminds Toronto of the most important message of Christmas. Plays December 6-22, 2013 (Fri-Sat-Sun).
The music of THE CHRISTMAS STORY is renowned for its beauty. Accompanied by a professional organist, professional choral musicians raise their voices to lift your heart and spirit at this joyous time of year. We though you might like the chance to [...]