This joyful celebration will take place at 7 PM on Sunday May 24. Parroquia San Esteban is holding this service at Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square.
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:
Once a month our worship service is led by our local band, Fallen Angles, in a pop vein. The service is always thematic and uses contemporary music, both popular and liturgical. We strive for an integrated experience that affects everyone who comes.
This month our theme is “The Spirit’s Fire – Decolonizing Our Hearts”. We’ll be engaging with the Spirit’s call to compassion and action. We’ll sing, reflect and plant a heart garden in remembrance of the children who attended the Indian Residential Schools.
We’ll be joined by local singer-songwriter, Lynn Harrison.
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The story of Palm Sunday is a story of theatrical resistance: a usurping of entrenched authority. The procession into Jerusalem parodied the imperial triumphus of the roman occupiers and even that of earlier Jewish kings. Christ’s entry into Jerusalem claimed the imagery of power and turned it on its head–a donkey, not a war horse; children, beggars, parents and labourers, not an army and priests. His entry proclaimed not imperial power, but a new realm of peace: a place where what matters are not the powers, but the people and the land itself.
Join Fallen Angles and the whole community of Holy Trinity as we consider Christ’s disruptive power in the face of empire, both then and now, in story, movement and song.
March 29 at 10:30am
Thanks to everyone who helped and who came to this service. It’s the most grand vision the Fallen Angles have put forward to date. It was powerful and opened eyes. If you didn’t make it, you can hear three of the songs and the eucharistic prayer on Soundcloud.
The full text for the curious is below.
There are two services on Ash Wednesday, both including the imposition of ashes and the Eucharist, one at 12:15 PM and one at 7:00 PM (with a simple supper provided at 6:15).
The midday service will be followed by taking the ashes to the neighbourhood (Dundas Square) and again at 5:00 PM.
At 5pm today all are invited to gather at the SW corner of Yonge and Dundas to mourn the death of the man who died there last night of hypothermia and cardiac arrest. City warming shelters were not open and the regular shelters are full.
Holy Trinity folks are invited to join with the congregation of San Esteban at 3 p.m. this coming Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of their congregation sharing space at Holy Trinity.
Bishop Philip Poole will be on hand. (The congregation first started worshiping at St. Stephen-in-the-Fields parish on College Street, and have continued as part of a different episcopal area from us.)
For those newer to HT, the two congregations signed an agreement entitled ‘En Amistad’ (In Friendship) when we entered into this
relationship 10 years ago. Sara Boyles was instrumental in bringing this about. Nancy Whitla, Sherman and I sit on the steering committee, along with Irma Romero, Carmen Garcia and Fr Maurice Francois.
In case you want to know more about St Stephen, the church’s first martyr, there are two whole chapters about him -Acts 6 and 7.
He was the first named of seven deacons appointed to see to the fair distribution of food in the community, because the widows were being neglected. He also stuck his neck out with the religious authorities, hence the martyrdom.
P.S. The Feast of the Epiphany will be celebrated at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.