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Homily October 9, 2016

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St Martin's Ottawa

‘In its welfare you will find your welfare.’ Jeremiah 29:7 The Dominicans are a religious order that began over 800 years ago. After each monk’s name are the letters, O.P. Order of Preachers. Their specialty is to communicate the gospel and their work is study, teaching, and preaching. Their day is framed by community and […]

Homily September 11, 2016

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St Martin's Ottawa

Entering the Night/Returning with the Eternal Day Always mindful of the two pillars of Sabbath – Delight in Creation and Deliverance from Slavery/Salvation – Victory over Sin and Death. 15 years ago today there was a world changing event known by its date 9/11. Do you remember where you were when you heard the news […]

Homily August 21, 2016

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St Martin's Ottawa

Prepare to be Unbound We meet a woman in today’s Lucan gospel reading who has been bound for 18 years by an ailment. She is literally bent over. Her view is mostly her feet and the ground in front of them. She is a faithful Jewish woman who seemingly makes her way to the synagogue […]

Homily from August 7, 2016

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St Martin's Ottawa

James, William. “Varieties of religious experience: a study in human nature.” At the turn of the last century James studied the varieties of religious experiences. He looked especially at peak religious experiences and to the founders of religions and their closest disciples and fervent followers. He focused upon those whose faith and religious encounters became […]

Homily from July 31, 2016

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St Martin's Ottawa

“it is an unhappy business that God has given to human beings to be busy with.” The writer of Ecclesiastes is a philosopher more than a theologian perhaps and at that possibly more of an existential philosopher. It is someone who can look carefully at the here and now, what was, what is, and most […]

Meeting the Needs of Palestinian Children in Our Companion Diocese

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St Martin's Ottawa

A Parish tea hosted by St Martin’s on Friday, April 22  welcomed  Ibrahim Faltas, the General Director of the Princess Bassma Centre in Jerusalem. The Centre is part of the ministry by the Anglican Diocese in Jerusalm, sister Diocese to the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa. The forty people attending the tea  included delegates from the […]

Patronal Feast Reflection

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St Martin's Ottawa

St. Martin, as a young soldier, came upon a naked beggar. He cut his cloak in two and gave half to the beggar thus providing him with warmth and comfort. That night Martin had a dream and was told that in clothing the beggar he clothed our Lord. This simple act of kindness enabled Martin […]

Advent at St. Martin’s

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We invite you to our annual Advent Lessons and Carols at St. Martins Church (2120 Prince Charles Ave) on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 at 4:30 pm. It is an inspiring service featuring the familiar readings which prophesy the birth of the Messiah. The music is, by itself, moving.Carols and motets by Rutter, Handel,Isom, Terry, others of […]

Welcome Reverend Canon John Organ

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St Martin's Ottawa

On Sunday May 17th parishioners welcomed their incoming Rector, the Reverend Canon John Organ. John’s 28 years as an ordained minister includes five years as a Parish Priest in his home province of Newfoundland and twenty years as a Military Chaplain with the Canadian Armed Forces. He is no stranger to Ottawa having served at […]