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The Rev'd Canon Jeffrey PettenApril 2022

I Need Easter

The last time I fully celebrated Easter the way it is intended to be celebrated was back in 2018. 2020 and 2021 were celebrated but …

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Kevin SmithApril 2022

April: From the Latin Verb “Aperire,” To Open

The month of April is an interesting one. We are into spring in some places, though not necessarily in this province, and people are getting …

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Sandy Cove on the Eastport peninsula, NL
Ford MatchimApril 2022

Reasonable and Probable Grounds to Believe

I grew up in Sandy Cove, a fishing village on the Eastport peninsula. Closeness to the sea was an everyday experience where raging sea against …

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Melanie ClarkeApril 2022

The Hope of Easter

Growing up in the Clarke household, Easter was a very special time. As a young teenager, I remember waking up at 5:00am to get ready …

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“Colorful hands” by George Fox students Annabele Wombatcher, Jared Mar, and Sierra Ratcliff
The Rt. Rev'd John WattonApril 2022

Jesus Will Show You The Connections You Need

I can still remember preaching my very first sermon as a postulant. Queen’s college students in the ordination program were assigned Sunday parish placements. I …

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Emily F. RoweApril 2022

From the Editor About the Redesigned Website and Our New Anglican Life Logo

About the new look for the website: I am writing to you all about some changes that are coming to the Anglican Life website, or …

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Allison BillardApril 2022

Mama, Why Do Bad Things Happen?

As a parent to younger children, I’ve fielded this question a fair few times. Most recently in the context of COVID-19, but also about things …

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Rt. Rev'd John OrganApril 2022

“Christ Is Risen Indeed!”

It is wise to not believe everything we hear. Always best to be cautious and circumspect. The Apostle Thomas needed more than hearsay about Jesus …

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Exit of a tomb with a view of the sky.
The Rt. Rev'd Samuel RoseApril 2022

The Empty Tomb Is For Everyone

The Lord is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! The joy of this Easter message is perhaps more impactful for the Church …

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The Rev’d James SpencerApril 2022

When Life Throws A Lot At Us Very Quickly

I have become completely fed up with cars. Seriously. They drive me up the wall (no pun intended). If I could, I’d be done with …

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