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

Book Launch Today

On Wednesday, May 20 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, you’re invited to join us for the launch of The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto’s First Immigrant Neighbourhood (eds. John Lorinc, Michael McClelland, Ellen Scheinberg and Tatum Taylor) at the Church of the Holy Trinity (19 Trinity Square), one of the few remaining pieces of Toronto’s first immigrant enclave. This highly anticipated city-centric book tells the story of the growth and destruction of Toronto’s first ‘priority neighbourhood.’
In addition to brief remarks from the editors and a slideshow display of historical images from the book, the event will also feature snacks and (affordable) libations, and of course, books available for purchase.
Come meet The Ward’s diverse contributors and share your stories and connections to The Ward. We believe this is a galvanizing collection that will help change the chemistry of our city, and this event is just the kickoff for the discussions that we hope will emerge! More details about book http://www.chbooks.com/catalogue/ward

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