Nov 15, 2013
One of the highlights of our week when we were in Hamilton was the Tuesday night rehearsals of the Schola of the Gregorian Institute of Canada. This group of dedicated singers and lovers of chant became good friends of the monastery. In our exile to Niagara Falls, NY we remember them fondly and miss them dearly. They recently gave a concert at McMaster University. This concert was recorded and we invite...
Nov 14, 2013
It has come to my attention, though inquiries and comments, that many people are quite mistaken in their assumption that the events to the past summer within ROCOR’s western-rite vicariate have somehow annulled or altered the status of Christminster within ROCOR. Regrettably rumor and speculation, always rife within Orthodox circles, created various dire scenarios, all of them unfounded....
Nov 4, 2013
I do not keep up with internet blogs, but occasionally items are brought to my attention. I was recently told of an Orthodox Monk who criticized western-rite Orthodoxy on the grounds that he saw no great need for it. The vanity of his criticism was brought home to me as I listened this morning to the reading from the holy rule of St. Benedict: For the Abbot must have the utmost solicitude and exercise all...
Oct 29, 2013
This morning I returned from visiting the eye surgeon and am happy to announce that she pronounced the results of my surgery as “awesome.” I want to thank all those many people who prayed for the success of this operation. May God continue to bless me with good vision and to bless all of you for your help and support.
Oct 8, 2013
We ask your prayers for the repose of the Very Reverend William (Fr. Bill) Stott, Archdeacon of St. George’s Pro-Cathedral, and a gentle and generous friend to Christminster. One thing have I desired of the Lord, which I will require; * even that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the fair beauty of the Lord, and to visit his temple. Rest eternal grant unto him,...