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HolyTrinity.TO–our new home on the web

We’ve been on the web for a long time now. When we first came online, social media was email and we picked holytrinitytoronto.org because it was available and was relatively clear. We collectively refer to ourselves as H.T. and have done so since before anyone can remember.

Times change and–while we stand firm in our commitment to justice and to maintaining a spiritual oasis for all in the heart of this beautiful, but frantic, city–we change too.

As we have expanded our presence on social media, we have, through a mix of forethought and happenstance, become pretty solidly HolyTrinityTO. It’s a closer match to the more informal folk we are and so we are moving our web presence a bit to be more in sync. Over the next few months we’ll be migrating our web and email to a new domain. The old addresses will work (and probably always will), but we’ll be more deliberately hanging out at HolyTrinity.TO (or on social media at HolyTrinityTO).

Lifting Spirits 2018

cocktails, singing
and stuff to eat

Upcoming dates: Feb 15, Mar 8, Mar 15, Apr 5, Apr 26

The 2018 series starts Thursday, January 25th and, in addition to eating, drinking and singing, will include intentional discussion of important issues in our city. Here are some dates to put in your calendar and share around:

  1. Thurs, Jan 25 – the heart of our City – cocktails, dinner, Pub Choir, and a rare open house of Scadding House, the home of our first priest, and the anchor site for a co-working, activist and artist space in the heart of the city. Come check it out and get in at the beginning.
  2. Thurs, Feb 15 – Cocktails, dinner, Pub Choir, guest panel (members TBA) and table discussion on the theme “Reclaiming our City”
  3. Thurs, Mar 8 – International Women’s Day – mimosas, flowers, dinner, Pub Choir
  4. Thurs, Mar 15 – Reclaiming our City (housing focus) – cocktails,
    dinner, Pub Choir, and group discussion with special guests TBA
  5. Thurs, Apr 5 – Cocktails, dinner, Pub Choir
  6. Thurs, Apr 26 – Reclaiming our City – cocktails, dinner, Pub Choir,
    and group discussion with special guests TBA

Schedule

Doors open at 4:30pm at 19 Trinity Square (that big church/castle behind the Eaton Centre)
4:30-6pm — food, drink & conversation with your friendly bartender and others
6-7pm — Pub Choir *
7-9pm — ongoing bar service and conversation

Holy Trinity in the Toronto Archives

Interesting stuff to be found when you search the Toronto Archives online collection for us. We’ve been around. Here’s a wee sample of some of the images you can find of us there…

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/

 

Lifting Spirits and voices

Lifting Spirits just finished its second edition. Thirty years earlier, almost to the day, The Cowboy Junkies recorded their breakout album, The Trinity Session right here at HT. The sound in our space is amazing and we made good use of it. Pub Choir sang three songs from that album and did three more that were a little easier to wrap our lips around and made the room ring.

James Harbeck took some great pictures, though they seem to miss many people, maybe he has more to share. 🙂 Continue reading Lifting Spirits and voices

Donald Grayston

Donald Grayston, priest, teacher, contemplative-in-action, was a member of the Holy Trinity Community back in the 1970s. Don died in “retirement” in Vancouver in October after a long career as parish priest, professor, peace activist and promoter of the writings of Thomas Merton. He was a devoted friend to many, always exuding, and spreading, a wonderful joy. His blog is filled with spiritual and political wisdom. Continue reading Donald Grayston