Today at St Barnabas

9:30 am Morning Prayer
10:00 am Mass BCP
5:30 pm Evening Prayer
Light streaming through the sanctuary windows

This Sunday

10:30 am

Epiphany IV
Colour: Green
10:30 am Solemn High Mass BAS
Propers: p. 352
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Psalm 111
I Corinthians 8:1-13
Mark 1:21-28

Recent articles and announcements

by Rev. Canon Stewart Murray, Incumbent at St. Barnabas, Ottawa

published in ‘Crosstalk’, January, 2018

In the midst of our journey through Lent, the feast of the Annunciation comes on March 25. This feast, also called Lady Day, is when the Church calls the faithful to remember the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Gabriel came to ‘announce’ the invitation from God to Mary to become the mother of Jesus. It is an important celebration which often gets ‘lost’ in Lent. I think that the feast of the Annunciation and the example of Mary need to be reclaimed as important elements in helping us to grow in our faith and spiritual life. From the earliest days of the Christian community, Mary’s experience of God has been seen as a model worthy of reflection and...

Read more: Lady Day

Here is a complete recording of From Darkness to Light: An Advent Procession with Carols, held Sunday 10 December 2017

  1. Two organ preludes: Chorale Prelude “Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland” (BWV 659) / J.S. Bach and Chorale Prelude “Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen” (Op. 122) / Johannes Brahms
  2. Matin Responsory / G.P. da Palestrina
  3. Hymn: Veni Redemptor gentium (descant: D. Willcocks)
  4. Collect for Advent (Book of Common Prayer, p. 95)
  5. Antiphon: O Sapientia (O Wisdom)
  6. Carol: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day / English trad., arr. Andrew Parnell
  7. Hymn 369: Bright the vision that delighted
  8. First Lesson: Isaiah 6: 1-12
  9. Antiphon: O Adonai (O Our Lord)
  10. Carol: The truth from above / English trad., arr. R. Vaughan...
Read more: Hear the Advent Carol Service again

by Rev. Canon Stewart Murray, Incumbent at St. Barnabas, Ottawa

published in ‘Crosstalk’, December, 2017

Call me old fashioned, but I still like to send Christmas cards to friends and family every year. I usually try to find ones that depict the nativity scene with the Holy Family in the stable complete with angels, shepherds, and assorted animals. I have often chosen one using copies of famous paintings of the Nativity, or one year even an icon of the holy scene. This year, however, I found it difficult to find a card I liked. There were many lovely ones to be found but, in lights of the events in our world, the depictions were too pristine and almost artificial; they pictured a scene that seemed so idealized that it no longer conveyed the drama and truth that is the...

Read more: Reimagining the Nativity

Upcoming special events

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 2:00pm

CommuniTea: for all the Centretown neighbourhood.

From 2-3.30pm in the Parish Hall.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 2:00pm

CommuniTea: for all the Centretown neighbourhood.

From 2-3.30pm in the Parish Hall.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

CommuniTea: for all the Centretown neighbourhood.

From 2-3.30pm in the Parish Hall.