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We’re So Glad We Had This Time Together !

On Sunday, June 10th parishioners took a special timeout to bid a fond farewell to Fr John Organ and wish him and his wife Irene all the best as they head to their home province of Newfoundland where John will be ordained Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of western Newfoundland on June 25th.  Father John […]

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Contemporary Middle East Through the Scholarly Eyes of a Palestinian Christian

Thanks to an   invitation from Fr John Organ parishioners at St Martin’s  and at All Saints Anglican Church Westboro will have an opportunity to hear from  the Reverend Dr. Yazid Said, Islam Scholar, Anglican Priest and Missioner when he comes to  Ottawa the third week of June to give a series of talks sharing his […]

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WELL WORTH ATTENDING

Judging by its consistently high turnout, last fall’s study program that examined aspects of spirituality was a popular well-received lecture series with stimulating discussion led by St Martin’s Rector Fr John Organ.  The Lenten study program that Fr John is leading should prove equally popular and stimulating.  Lenten studies will offer participants a  timeout to […]

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Exclusive Items at this year’s Christmas Bonanza

This year’s edition of the Christmas fundraiser at St Martin’s will be featuring items created expressly and exclusively for sale at the Christmas Bakeshop & Baubles Bonanza. Among them will be Christmas cakes baked by Fr John, 2018 desktop calendars showcasing St Martin’s stained glass windows and concert tickets to St Martin’s December 10th Cornerstone […]

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Holy Land Sight Inspires Spiritual Sojourn at St Martin’s this September

  Among the many revered Christian sights and settings that Fr John and Irene Organ got to see on their five-week visit to the Holy Land this past summer, the monastery Mar Saba (Arabic for St Saba) was especially arresting. Mar Saba is the greatest of the ancient monasteries dotting the wilderness of the Judean […]

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Homily – April 30, 2017

“They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?”  Luke  24:32 We are still within the Easter Season and hearing about the disciples experiencing the Risen Christ. All four gospels – Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John – […]

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BIBLE STUDY DURING LENT TO FOCUS ON HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

Lenten bible study led by Father John Organ will be underway commencing Tuesday, March 7th at 7pm and continue weekly for five weeks through to April 4th with each session lasting roughly an hour or so.   No need to register – just show up!  You’ll be glad you did. The weekly sessions will be screening […]

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You can never have enough olives

EXCLUSIVE TO OUR   BONANZA “BAUBLES” One advantage of our  Rector John Organ having served for three years as representative of the Ottawa Anglican Diocese to our sister  Diocese in  Jerusalem, is that he has been able to make available a very unique addition to the “baubles” that will be on offer November 26th.. Namely: Jerusalem […]

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Patronal Feast Sunday and Remembrance Sunday, Nov 13th

This coming Sunday at St. Martin’s parish is our Patronal Feast Day and also Remembrance Sunday. Our special guest is the Venerable Chris Dunn, Archdeacon of Ottawa West and Rector of All Saints, Westboro. Chris will give the children’s talk and preach. He will also join us over coffee and share his experiences with recent […]

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All Saints/All Souls Homily 2016

All Saints/All Souls offer us an opportunity to remember and give thanks for our ancestors in faith and for loved one departed. Our remembering brings us back but also more fully into a profound present, as we become aware of being surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses and sharing in an invisible but […]