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

published in ‘Crosstalk’, November 2017

The season of Advent, the first four weeks at the beginning of the Church’s liturgical year, often get lost in the rush to Christmas. However, unlike Lent – which still holds a unique place in our spiritual lives – Advent is like an eccentric relative who comes to family dinners but we are not sure what to do with them.

Yet Advent has much to offer us in our growth in Christ. I have attempted to live the Advent season not simply as preparation for Christmas, but as a gift to be received and enjoyed on its own. A fresh look at the Scripture readings and prayers for Advent can be the starting point for entering into a deeper engagement with the themes of the season...

Read more: A Fresh Look at Advent

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

(This article appears in the October issue of Crosstalk, the newspaper of the Diocese of Ottawa.)

For many people, October is the one of the most beautiful months in Canada. The leaves on the trees have begun to change into a riot of colours, the air has a refreshing chill, and the local farmers’ markets are full of the bounty of the fall harvest. Our schedules have returned to a new rhythm of work, school, and activities after the more relaxed days of summer.

One of the highlights for me is the celebration of Harvest Thanksgiving. Other than Christmas, Thanksgiving is the only time in our modern society when we are encouraged to stop and reflect on our lives, and to acknowledge the abundance...

Read more: Giving Thanks

By Rev. Canon Stewart Murray, Incumbent at St. Barnabas, Ottawa
(This article appears in the September edition of Crosstalk, the newspaper of the Diocese of Ottawa.)
 

God has a marvelous way of showing us His presence in our lives, often in simple and unexpected ways. I had been struggling with writing this article before I left the parish for some holidays, and the deadline was fast approaching, with little progress being made. Just when I thought I would have to give up, my sister, who is in the midst of downsizing, brought in to the office some items she thought I might be able to find a home for. One of them, a simple plaque with the famous painting of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt – a familiar image I have seen countless times – caught my attention, especially...

Read more: Hands

By Rev. Canon Stewart Murray, Incumbent at St. Barnabas, Ottawa
(This article appears in the June edition of Crosstalk, the newspaper of the Diocese of Ottawa.)
 
Summertime is fast approaching, and I remember very vividly the excitement of the last day of school and the preparations for heading off to the cottage. Summer was a time of freedom from school and routines, and a time for adventure and fun at the beach. As a child, the days of summer seemed endless; there was never quite enough time to fit in everything we imagined we wanted to do.

It is only as I grew older, with summer jobs and less time at the cottage, that endless days of summer became just eight short weeks between school terms. This experience caused me to reflect on the idea of time and how...

Read more: The Value of Time

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