Church of the Holy Trinity is looking for a priest to join our our community. Please share through your networks.
Job Posting- Worship and Pastoral Care Coordinator
Full-time, includes housing allowance, 2 year renewable contract
Grounded in a history of social justice and hospitality, open to Spirit and creativity, mindful of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and unwilling to settle for easy answers — the community of the Church of the Holy Trinity has always had a heart for the city in the heart of downtown Toronto.
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Friday February 7,
Prime Minister Trudeau,
solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en, and in defense of indigenous
sovereignty across Canada, we call upon the government of Canada and
the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to immediately cease their
occupation, arrests, and trespassing on Wet’suwet’en sovereign
Holy Trinity, we have tried, as an urban community, to do what we can
for true reconciliation and renewal of relationship. Our Anglican
denomination has taken responsibility for the harms to indigenous
people of which it has been a part. We wish to believe the
government of Canada when you spoke in response to the Calls to
Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. And yet, you
seem intent on continuing to aggressively support the destruction of
indigenous communities and sovereignty. This must stop.
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We’re not sure what it really means, but it seems we were voted the diamond winner in the Toronto Star Readers poll as best church/temple.
Striving to live fully in all the pieces and places we are
Light and dark are often set up as the primary dualism or binary in our lives. And yet we desperately need both and all the space in between.
Our future as a community lies not in dualism, but in embracing ambiguity and multiplicity.
We can set boundaries and then transcend them.
We can revere the past and let it go.
We can be fearful of the future and thrilled at possibility.
We can love and be annoyed by the same people.
We can be energized by ideas and exhausted by their implications.
We can fear the dark and still need the rest it brings,
We can exult in the light, but be too dazzled to act.
Let us take 5 minutes in this gentle candlelight to personally reflect on the readings I offered today:
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Darlene Stimson spoke with anger and
grief, standing at the base of the church steps, of the many systems who
failed her loving and trusting son.
never let illness or pain get in the way of being the most generous
human being I have ever known,” said Stimson, about the six-foot-tall
man who loved wrestling and karaoke and who, because of early health
challenges, viewed much of the world through the eyes of 12-year-old
“In the end, while it was a
respiratory infection that resulted in Adam’s death, the proximate cause
was a social safety net that let him down.”