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.
While empire in Jesus’ time consisted of distinct forms of oppression including military occupation, violence, unjust taxation, and slavery, … we have to look deeper and wider to put a recognizable face on empire. … As stated in To Seek Justice and Resist Evil, contemporary “empire is not dominated by any single state but by a network of powerful economic interests held together by the ideology of neoliberalism,” and furthermore, is a system in which most of us play some role, wittingly or unwittingly.
Living Faithfully in the Midst of Empire, United Church of Canada, 2006
We acknowledge that we gather upon the traditional territories of the Mississauga Anishaabeg, Haudenosaunee and Wendat Indigenous Peoples, the original nations of this land, who continue to cry out for justice.
prelude – Entry of the Kings
Opening – Prepare ye the way of the lord
Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem was not a simple act of obedience to God, following some preordained path to destruction and ancient prophesy. It was a radical challenge to an Empire that could not be physically resisted. It was a powerful act of political theatre and call to revolutionary change that still reverberates today. Unfortunately, empire continues to dominate our lives.
Let us prepare ourselves to join Christ’s parade into Jerusalem by first asking each other for forgiveness. Continue reading Disrupting Empire – service text
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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.
Keepers of the Water: A Vigil of Lament and Celebration
Church of The Holy Trinity
Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Presiding, Bishop Mark MacDonald
We won’t save a place we don’t love;
we can’t love a place we don’t know;
and we can’t know a place we haven’t learned.
– Ched Myers
Advent Services 10:30 AM Sundays December 7, 14, & 21.
On Advent Sundays from 9:00 to 9:30 AM there is a Bible Study on Gender Justice, using a resource from the Church of Ireland.
December 14, Advent III will be an interactive service for people of all ages. with musical leadership from the band Fallen Angles. December 7 & 21 will have separate programming for children. Toddlers are welcome to be in the sanctuary with family and can use our carpet and toys as they wish.
During Advent come to one of 12 performances of The Christmas Story. It is a great tradition to start or continue beginning December 5th. Tickets can be reserved on the right sidebar.
Wed, Dec 24, Christmas Eve 7:30 PM Mulled Cider and Caroling 8:30 Festival Eucharist with Traditional and Contemporary Music
Thurs, Dec 25 Christmas Day 10:30 AM Eucharist with Carols
Sunday December 28 10:30 AM Eucharist with Readings and Carols
Sunday, January 4 10:30 AM Epiphany Sunday
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 Solidarity. We’ll be singing songs and hearing words of hope and protest. Join us and be moved to action.