Category Archives: Events

Announcements about events taking place at Holy Trinity or organized by members of Holy Trinity.

Music Mondays host concerts noon every Monday

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Music Mondays hosts lovely concerts every Monday at 12:15 in our
lovely, historic, acoustic space. The series features young, up & coming performers with some longtime favourites who offer up new or experimental repertoire. Upcoming concerts continuing until August 31  are listed in our calendar to your right and the full schedule can be found here.

Every concert is recorded and you can listen to past concerts by visiting the Music Mondays website.

 

 

Labyrinth Walk – June 21, Summer Solstice

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 – Noon – 1pm

Join the Labyrinth Community Network in a group labyrinth walk to mark the Summer Solstice 2015.

Toronto Public Labyrinth in Trinity Square Park (South of the church of the Holy Trinity and west of the Eaton Centre).

The path to the centre and out again is ½ mile in length, and within a circle 73’ in diameter.

Everyone welcome.  Live Music.  Wheelchair accessible. Braille labyrinth on site.  Free.  More information

Unsettling the Settler – Service & Parish Picnic June 21 11:00 AM – the picnic is on

the picnic is on!

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Service & Picnic on Sunday, June 21, 2015 @ 11:00 AM in Area 26 in High Park (directions below)

NO SERVICE AT THE CHURCH (open for drop in breakfast 8 to 9 AM)

Join us at High Park and invite others! We will bring our hearing assist devices to connect to the portable PA.

Today the worship service is led by Holy Trinity’s band Fallen Angles in a pop vein. We strive for an integrated experience that affects everyone who comes. This month our theme is “Unsettling the Settler” which will continue to explore our relationship with the First Peoples of this land in light of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Anglican Church #22Days campaign. June 21 is National Aboriginal Day.

Picnic: The parishes of San Esteban and St. Paul’s will be joining us. Between the three communities the barbeques & propane, beverages, hamburgers & veggie burgers will be provided.

Please bring a picnic side dish to share with a serving utensil. Plates, napkins, & cutlery will be provided. You may want to bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on.

Picnic Games will be played if we have enough (8 to 12 people would be nice) to play: three legged race, sack race, sponge toss, etc. Please bring the young and young-at-heart ready to participate in games!
Come ready for a good time and please dress for the weather. There is a covered shelter and we hope to go on regardless of weather.

Ways of getting to the park:
Toronto Transit
1) Take the 506 Carlton streetcar to the end of the line (High Park Loop) walk back out to Parkside Drive and go south or right to High  Park Blvd where you turn right to enter the park. Walk past the washrooms to Area 26 picnic shelter on your left.

2) Take the Bloor Subway to the Keele Station (Keele becomes  Parkside at Bloor) –it’s a bit of a walk, (the 80 Queensway bus does not run on Sunday) Simply walk straight down Parkside Drive and turn right to enter the park. Walk past the washrooms to Area 26 picnic shelter on your left.

Drive – there is parking if you follow High Park Blvd into the park where it becomes Deer Pen Road. Drive past Area 26 picnic shelter and you will find parking on your left.

Wheel-Trans can drive right up to the shelter to drop off

If you are lost call Sherman 416-527-4860

Grigore Leșe – Romania’s most beloved bard – June 26 7 to 9 PM

June 26 concert
“What is singing?… Singing is a necessity. If man doesn’t sing he dies. It is a grace, it is a transcendental custom, it is a chance from God.

My performance represents the axis that connects the image of a profound, ancestral Romania to the present day sensibilities and means of expression. Romania, as I see it and sing it, is a place that, once discovered, has the ability to amaze, enchant, inspire.

The world’s biggest anthropologists and ethnologists all agree that similar elements exist in people’s traditional cultures across the globe; all we have to do is tap into that common ancestral layer of hidden meaning. We will find there a common archetype, the matrix that expands into dance, music, ritual practices, and general philosophies of various nations. I will try to expose through my music the trajectory of life through this archaic perspective.

Through my recital I am hoping to connect Romania with all those present, whatever their nationality or religion, because our story is in fact the story of the world, it is one day in the life of humanity as a whole, where the sun rises, bringing everything to life, then it reaches its peak shining in the skies, only to set once more and prepare for the cycle of life over and over again…”

More details here

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We hope you will join us at this rare, unmissable concert at Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square.

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Book Sale raised over $2900 on Thursday and Friday, June 25 & 26

books_featureThe Holy Trinity Refugee Committee will host it’s Annual Book Sale on Thursday, June 25 & Friday June 26 from 9 to 5 or so. This will be held on the south side of the building.

All funds raised directly support the work of The Holy Trinity Refugee Committee. The committee is currently sponsoring a family of four from Columbia, a man of Palestinian descent from Iraq and a father and daughter from Iran. With the support of the Church of the Holy Trinity and other amazing volunteers and contributors, we are able to provide financial and emotional support for these seven refugees while they settle into a new country and community. Always looking ahead, we are excited to continue with the tradition of a book sale fundraiser which over the years has contributed directly to the support of our newly arrived families.

Donations of books (no magazines or textbooks) can be dropped off at 19 Trinity Square Monday to Friday 11 AM to 3 PM. If you require pick up contact Margot at mlinken@holytrinitytoronto.org or 416-598-4521 ext. 222

June 9 – A Most Remarkable Outreach to Refugees

hanns-thomae-aThe Canadian Sanctuary Network, Jewish Refugee Action Network, and KAIROS Canada invite you to attend:

A Most Remarkable Outreach to Refugees: A report from the Churches in Germany at Holy Trinity Church, 19 Trinity Square on Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 PM. A conversation with Hanns Thomae, former director of Refugee Outreach for the Evangelical Church in Berlin and Brendenburg and member of the ecumenical network and with Rita Kantemir-Thomae, one of the first members of parliament of the Green Party and activist for migrant and refugee rights. For more information visit

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb13xXUl6JP232yASDirk4w

https://www.facebook.com/events/1580210418910410/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/132620313@N03/

June 13 – Panter’s Pub 5 – Music in the Street

What: A musical pub night for members (of Holy Trinity) and guests in the old chapel. We’ll gather and listen to live music and sing some great songs together, talk, dance and share libations and maybe hatch some plans. (Live performances from about 8-10pm)

Our nominal theme this month is politics and protest.

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Photo Exhibit May 25 to 30 – Snapping Back

Open May 25 to 30 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Opening Reception Tuesday, May 26 5:00 to 9:00 PM

The images in Snapping Back were created by marginalized youth who participated in Planned Parenthood Toronto’s Supporting Youth in Building Resiliency and Healthy Relationships project. In this exhibition, viewers see how youth imagine themselves, and how they navigate their worlds as they explore identity, consent, boundaries, desire, and sexuality. Giving youth cameras to document their process offers a sense of agency and control over their feelings, and a way to transform experiences into art. This exhibit is part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

Bicycle Blessing & Doors Open this Sunday, May 24th

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The church will be open at noon as part of Great Gulf Doors Open Toronto.  We will  be holding a Bicycle Blessing at 12:30 PM outside the west doors of the church. This year’s theme is Recreation, Sport, & Leisure. We invite you to visit the church, enjoy some time of re-creation for your soul and celebrate the spirituality of physical movement and the history of this place. There will be music:

  • 12:00 – 12:20 Fallen Angles play
  • 12:30 – 12:50 Ian G playing and demonstrating organ
  • 1:00 – 1:20 Michael S & Marty duo
  • 1:20 – 2:15 Penthelia Singers will perform a 45 minutes concert of selections from our spring concert, “Music of the Americas
  • 2:20 – 4:30 organ played and demonstrated