Category Archives: Activities & Events

Announcements about events taking place at Holy Trinity or organized by members of Holy Trinity.

2 Historic pews for sale

These pews or benches were built in 1847 and have been in continuous use at Church of the Holy Trinity at Yonge and Dundas since that time. They were built by local craftspeople using pine cut in the forests around the 1847 edges of Toronto, now just uptown.

Many bottoms have rested on these pews over the years: rich and poor, young and old, politicians and citizens. They have been rattled with music from choirs, organs, and bands of many kinds — the Cowboy Junkies recorded here and rested on them in the 80s. This place has been at the centre of many community moments in 172 years. They have been slept on and around by draft dodgers, endured fire and flood. Now it’s time for some to go to new homes to allow new life for them and for those that remain.

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Easter and Holy Week

2019 Services

Palm Sunday, April 14th, (Holy Trinity Community) 10:30 am

Liturgy of the Palms and the Passion, read by the congregation

Domingo de Ramos (San Esteban) 2:00 PM

Maundy Thursday / Jueves Santo Supper and Liturgy, April 18th, 6:00 pm

We gather for a meal on this night to recall the Passover meal Jesus shared with his disciples, a meal that would, for Christians, become the Eucharist. We also remember the commandment of Jesus to show our love for one another through lives of service to one another. This meal and liturgy are also an opportunity for members of the Holy Trinity and San Esteban communities to eat and worship together.

Esta noche, nos congregamos para una comida en común, para rememorar la cena de la Pascua que Jesús compartió con sus discípulos, una comida que, para los Cristianos, se convertiría en la Eucaristía. También recordamos el mandamiento de Jesús de mostrar nuestro amor mutuo por medio de vidas de servicio de los unos a los otros. Esta comida y esta liturgia también son oportunidades para que los miembros de las comunidades de Holy Trinity y San Esteban para comer y adorar en común.

Good Friday, April 19th 10:30 am

A solemn service in English

Ecumenical Good Friday Walk for Justice  2:00 PM

2019 Theme: For the Sake of the World: 40 years of hopeful persistence

The walk begins and ends at the Church of the Holy Trinity and the crowd moves as a procession to stations around the city within walking distance, each set with a different aspect of the theme.  At the end of the walk, back at the church there is a short reflection followed by a light meal of soup and bread. In English.

Easter Vigil / Vigilia Pascual  Saturday, April 20th, 8:00 pm
A service in four parts: The Word, The Light, Renewal of Baptismal Vows, and The First Eucharist of Easter. Fire, water, rebirth, celebration, and thanksgiving! Bilingual in English and Espanol.

Un servicio en cuatro partes: La Palabra, La Luz, Renovación de los votos bautismales y La Primera Eucaristía de la Pascua. ¡Fuego, agua, renacimiento, celebración y acción de gracias! Bilingüe en inglés y español.

Easter Day Sunday / Dia de Pascua, April 21st, 10:30 am
Happy Easter! Rejoice with us in a bilingual English and Spanish service. Bring flowers if you have them for the flowering of the cross. Stay afterwards for a community feast all are welcome to join!

¡Felices Pascuas! Regocíjate con nosotros en un servicio bilingüe de inglés y español. Trae flores si las tienes para el coronación de la cruz. ¡Quédate después para una fiesta comunitaria, todos son bienvenidos!

Ash Wednesday at Holy Trinity

The palms from last Palm Sunday will  be burned today to make the ashes for tomorrow.

There will be two liturgies on Ash Wednesday, one in the customary Wednesday midweek Eucharist slot: 12:15 PM

The evening Ash Wednesday service will be held at 7:00 PM in the CHAPEL (which is NOT wheel-chair accessible) and those coming will be directed to enter by the EAST DOOR (north of the Cafe entrance). Maurice Francois will be the presiding celebrant, Bill Whitla will offer a reflection, and Sherman Hesselgrave will be the musician.


This poem is referenced in Jo Connelly’s homily of February 24th “Loving Our Enemy?”

with the night falling we are saying thank you
we are stopping on the bridge to bow from the railings
we are running out of the glass rooms
with our mouths full of food to look at the sky
and say thank you
we are standing by the water looking out
in different directions

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