On Sunday, June 17th, the parishes of Holy Trinity, San Esteban, and St. Paul’s Runnymede gather together to host an outdoor service and picnic. THERE WILL BO NO SERVICES AT THE CHURCH JUNE 17TH.
Join us at Area 26 in High Park (directions below)
While empire in Jesus’ time consisted of distinct forms of oppression including military occupation, violence, unjust taxation, and slavery, … we have to look deeper and wider to put a recognizable face on empire. … As stated in To Seek Justice and Resist Evil, contemporary “empire is not dominated by any single state but by a network of powerful economic interests held together by the ideology of neoliberalism,” and furthermore, is a system in which most of us play some role, wittingly or unwittingly.
Living Faithfully in the Midst of Empire, United Church of Canada, 2006
We acknowledge that we gather upon the traditional territories of the Mississauga Anishaabeg, Haudenosaunee and Wendat Indigenous Peoples, the original nations of this land, who continue to cry out for justice.
prelude – Entry of the Kings
Opening – Prepare ye the way of the lord
Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem was not a simple act of obedience to God, following some preordained path to destruction and ancient prophesy. It was a radical challenge to an Empire that could not be physically resisted. It was a powerful act of political theatre and call to revolutionary change that still reverberates today. Unfortunately, empire continues to dominate our lives.
Let us prepare ourselves to join Christ’s parade into Jerusalem by first asking each other for forgiveness.Read More »Disrupting Empire – service text
This month our theme is Solidarity. We’ll be singing songs and hearing words of hope and protest. Join us and be moved to action.
Morgan Baskin, who was baptised at Holy Trinity 18 years ago, has started her run for mayor of Toronto. She has attracted quite a bit of media attention. She was interviewed for the Toronto Anglican last month and shared some of her thoughts with them.
“Young people bring a different and outside perspective, and we’re not hearing that right now. Young people bring fresh ideas. We’re inventors and forward-thinkers and activists and change-makers, and we need to be given opportunities and bring our voices to politics.Read More »Lifelong member Morgan Baskin running for mayor
Our service on Oct. 27 features a visit by Suzanne and Brayton Shanley, co-founders of The Agape Community. They will deliver the homily as well as lead a post-service Forum on compassion, nonviolenace and contemplation.Read More »Oct. 27: Meet the authors of The Many Sides of Peace