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St. Barnabas sanctuary

This Sunday

10:30 am

Palm Sunday
Colour: Red/Purple
10:30 am Blessing of the Palms, Procession and Solemn High Mass BAS
Propers: See special booklet

Music of the Mass

  • Choir Anthem:    Hosanna to the Son of David - Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
  • Mass for Four Voices - William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)    (Creed - Merbecke)
  • Offertory Motet:    God so loved the world (from "The Crucifixion") - John Stainer  (1840-1901)
  • Music at Communion:   'Kyrie' (from Mass for Four Voices) - William Byrd
  • Organ Music:    Chorale Prelude on "Valet will ich dir geben" (BWV 736) - J.S. Bach;    Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 - Samuel Barber

Recent articles and announcements

Poster of Services for Holy Week, 2018

Here is a schedule of services for Holy Week 2018:

Palm Sunday: 25 March

  • 8 am Morning Prayer
  • 8:30 am Low Mass
  • 10:30 am Solemn High Mass

Monday 26 March

  • 9:30 am Morning Prayer
  • 10 am Mass

Tuesday 27 March

  • 9:30 am Morning Prayer
  • 10 am Mass
  • 8 pm Tenebrae

Wednesday 28 March

  • 4:45 pm Evening Prayer
  • 5:15 pm Mass

Maundy Thursday: 29 March

  • 7:30 pm Solemn Liturgy of Maundy Thursday

Good Friday: 30 March

  • 12 noon Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday

Holy Saturday: 31 March

  • 7:30 pm Great Vigil of Easter, First Mass of the Resurrection

Easter Sunday: 1 April

  • 8 am...
Read more: Service schedule for Holy Week

By L.K. O’Connor published in March 2018 ‘Crosstalk’

One Saturday in the fall of 2017 and one Saturday in January 2018, the doors of St. Barnabas, Ottawa opened to welcome artists to an art day called In the Image.

Following a number of British cathedrals on Twitter, I discovered the creative new ways in which cathedrals have begun to use their sacred spaces in recent years. A regular parishioner or visitor would expect to be able to attend services of Mattins, Eucharist, Evensong and Compline, as well as funerals, weddings, baptisms, concerts, and fellowship events. Unexpected events might include abseiling the cathedral, on the outside; a skateboarding event, inside; a candlelit gala dinner in the nave; a midnight organ recital; a Jane Austen festival, complete with a...

Read more: In The Image

By Rev. Canon Stewart Murray

published in ‘Crosstalk’, March, 2018

The last week of Lent, Holy Week, with its familiar pattern of readings and liturgies, is not only a source of comfort but also of challenge. When we begin our Lenten journey we are invited to a time of reflection and renewal through prayer, scripture and service to others. We are encouraged to acknowledge the brokenness of our lives and our need for forgiveness and the healing grace of God. In the final week of Lent, we focus on the betrayal, suffering and death of Jesus, through which the new life that we celebrate on Easter morning was forged.

Over the years I have met good people who struggle with the whole idea of Holy Week. They ask why we celebrate such terrible events and question why we do...

Read more: Called to Holiness

Upcoming special events

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 8:00pm

Tenebrae poster


Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am

10am - 2pm

The church will be open to all artists (photographers, painters, writers, embroiderers, sketch artists...).

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

CommuniTea: for all the Centretown neighbourhood.

From 2-3.30pm in the Parish Hall.