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Daily Services at the Cathedral Daily Offices:

This week in the Cathedral

The Labyrinth

Monday, January 9


Matins: 8:45 am, Eve. Prayer: 5:15 pm

9:15 am Office Staff Meeting



Matins: 8:45 am, Eve. Prayer: 5:15 pm

1:00 pm Dean & Wardens Mtg.



School Chapel: 9:30 am; Celtic Prayers 7:00 pm


Matins: 8:45 am

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Thursday (breakfast to follow In Chapter Room): 12-Step Eucharist –St. Christopher’s Chapel

4:00 pm Mission & Outreach Mtg.

Chapter Room

4:30 pm CCC Bldgs. Exec. Meeting


Tuesday, January 10

Holy Eucharist WEEKDAYS: 12:15 pm 7:30 am

10:00 am Knitting into the Mystery


7:00 pm Education for Ministry


7:00 pm Knitting into the Mystery

5:15 pm 5:15 pm

1:15 pm Bible Study


8:45 am

4:00 pm Children’s Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, January 15 , 2012 SECOND Sunday after the epiphany 8:00 am HOLY EUCHARIST Presider:

The Rev. Sel Caradas

9:15 am SERVICE

5:15 pm Parish Choir Rehearsal


Thursday, January 12 9:00 am Education for Ministry

Deanery Deanery


The Rev. Canon Herbert O’Driscoll

7:00 pm Cathedral Choir Rehearsal

The Ven. Robert MacRae

12:15 pm Noonday Recital


The Rev. Canon Herbert O’Driscoll

2:30 pm Diocesan Synod Registration 4:00 pm Opening Eucharist for Synod 6:30 pm KIDSPACE

The Dean will be at Synod Sunday the 15th, and away on vacation for the following two Sundays.

Choir Room

Friday, January 13


The Rt. Rev. James A.J. Cowan


7:30 Parish Council business begins

5:00 pm Music Subcommittee of DATLA meeting


Choir Room

Chapel of the New Jerusalem

The Rev. S. Edward Lewis



7:00 pm Celtic Prayer Service and Parish Council begins here



Joan Carr’s home

Wednesday, January 11

Friday: Contemplative

7:00 pm First Sitting of Synod

Nave Chapel of the New Jerusalem Nave Deanery School Gym

Saturday, January 14 8:00 am Diocesan Synod Registration and 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Sitting


School Gym

Christ Church Cathedral, 930 Burdett Ave., Victoria, BC 250-383-2714 (

Parish Notes & Announcements The Baptism of the Lord January 8, 2012 It was now well into the New Year. All the celebrations were over, and Big Jim McCafferty was wondering what this New Year would bring him and his family. He received his pay in an envelope each week and, between feeding his children, paying his rent and once in a while having a couple of bottles of beer at home, that was it for the money. Jim was glad that he had a job that many didn’t and had never been in the privileged position of having to speak to a bank or a banker. Jim, like many people in the shipyards where he worked, was interested in what was going on in the world. He would listen to the conversations around the fire at tea time in the morning and afternoon and on the side of the ship they were working on as they sat and ate their lunch. Jim got frustrated at the experts who thought they knew how to solve all the world’s problems but who found it difficult to get out of bed on time for work each day. They loved to talk at great length and spent the rest of the day hiding from the gaffer. It upset him because he put in a full day’s work for the same pay as them. These experts would speak about markets and money and tell stories about the time when they had money, but Jim knew that it was all fantasy.

Everyone knew that there was unrest all over the world. Everyone knew that the economy was in trouble and that pressures on the world market were causing problems for every nation. The unrest brought a great deal of anxiety into Jim and his family’s life and the life of all those folk who lived on the street in the Gallowgate. On his way home from work one day, he met Mrs. McCorkindale who was just coming out the fishmongers. He wished her a happy New Year and all the best in the year to come, commenting, “Don’t worry, things can only get better in 1914”. Mrs. McCorkindale looked deep within his eyes and replied, “No matter what we have to face in this coming year, I know we will come through it stronger.”

Outreach Missions

January’s monthly outreach is for: Our Place Please use your white envelopes for donations. During the month of December a total of $1485.09 was donated to Threshold Housing.

Epiphany Explorations 2012 January 19 - 23, 2012 First Metropolitan United Church Mark your calendars for 5 days of stimulating spiritual nurture, continuing education and music in this annual, much appreciated Epiphany celebration - this year with Martin Brokenleg and Herb O’Driscoll of Christ Church Cathedral presenting lectures. Thursday January 19 from 2:30 - 4:00pm, Your Brain on God, with the Rev. Dr. Martin Brokenleg Monday, January 23 from 11:00 am –12:20 pm , the closing lecture will be offered the Rev. Canon Herb O’Driscoll. entitled Life is Narrative. Many speakers you really should try to hear, including one of my favourites, Mary Jo Leddy.

Epiphany Banners Epiphany:

Ann Barry

The focal point again is the text (Matthew 2:2). It depicts the Wise Men travelling by night, following the star, so it made sense to have them only silhouetted against the sand dunes. Viewed side-by-side with the Christmas banner, we now have the story of the birth of Jesus and the journey of the three wise men. The symbolism of moving from darkness to light is now apparent.. "... I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life". (John 8:12)


Juliet Benner

I was inspired by two passages of Scripture in the creation of this banner. “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.” 1 Peter 2:9 “Present yourselves a living and holy sacrifice acceptable unto God , which is your pleasing service of worship.” Romans 12:1


Paula O’Driscoll

For more information or to register, contact First Metropolitan church office at 250-388-5189 or consult their web page;

At dawn we came down into a temperate valley. Wet below the snow line, smelling of vegetation; And arrived at evening, not a moment too soon Finding the place.

CCC church office has a few brochures with registration forms attached.

From: The Coming of the Magi—by T.S. Eliot

************************************* PLEASE NOTE DATES FOR MORE SPECIAL EVENSONG SERVICES:

Sunday, February 5th at 4:30: A Service of Thanksgiving for the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Accession of Queen Elizabeth the Second, including music by Charles Stanford, William Byrd and Henry Purcell. Sunday, February 12 at 4:30: Choral Evensong‘Musique pour les dames religieuses’—part of Pacific Baroque Festival 2012—Music for the Sun King ( WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY continues beginning this Wednesday, the 11th at 1:15pm, after the noon Eucharist in the Deanery. All are welcome!


Jacynth Davidson

Jacynth has made a beautiful banner for us, but as she is out of town, no further information was available. **On his return from vacation, The Dean will be blessing these banners.** ************************************ An Afternoon with a Cathedral Author Thursday, January 26 2:00 -3:30pm In the Chapter Room An afternoon conversation with Dr. Michael Hadley, author of “God’s Little Ships” – a history of the Columbia Coast Mission. Dr. Hadley is also the author of numerous naval history books.

A SERVICE OF EPIPHANY: TODAY! READINGS & MUSIC 4:30 PM. THIS ANNUAL SERVICE PROVIDES A FITTING CONCLUSION TO THE CATHEDRAL’S CHRISTMAS SEASON. BEAUTIFUL MUSIC IS PERFORMED BY CC’C ST. CHRISTOPHER SINGERS. **************************************************************************************** Music and Prayer in the Style of Taizé Over the next three months, between now and Easter, the Cathedral will be hosting the monthly Downtown Churches Association services of Prayer in the style of the Taizé community in France, in the Chapel of the New Jerusalem. The first of these will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, January 20th. We welcome all who come. Since it is the Cathedral’s turn to host these services, in the rotation among churches of different denominations in downtown Victoria, we are also looking for people from the parish to help with various aspects of this ministry. If you are interested in helping to set up (or clear up after), welcome, read in a language other than English, or support these services in any other way – or simply need additional information -- please contact Charles Douglas at 250-889-1771 or , or call the cathedral office at 250-383-2714. ****************************************************************************************

PLEASE PRAY FOR: "The Ninety-fourth Synod of the Diocese of British Columbia will begin with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, at 4:00 pm, on Friday, January 13, 2012 and will conclude with the Choral Evensong at the Cathedral beginning at 4:30 pm, on Sunday, January 15, 2012. The business sittings will take place in the Cathedral School gymnasium starting at 7:00 pm on Friday evening. Members of the public are cordially invited to participate in the opening and closing services of Synod." OUR VOLUNTEERS, STAFF, DELEGATES, CLERGY AND THE BISHOP

The lay delegates for Christ Church Cathedral are: Ian Alexander, Dyan Davison, Martin Hendy, Susan Rand, Carol Throp and Clementien Wolferstan. The alternate delegate is Marcia McMenamie. Our clergy attending are: The Dean, The Rev. Canon Sue House, The Rev. Ian Powell, and The Rev. Nancy Ford. The Rev. Ed Lewis is attending as the Editor of the Post. **************************************************************************************** JOHN ALBERT HALL LECTURES—UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA ; Centre for Studies in Religion & Society TESTIMONIES OF THE SPIRIT: CHRISTIANITY, MEDIA AND THE POLITICS OF CONFESSION

Pamela Klassen, Department and Centre for the Study of Religion , University of Toronto presenting: Lecture 1 Thursday, January 19: Media, Spirituality and Imagining Canada Lecture 2 Friday, January 20: Picturing the Soul: Protestant Missionaries and their Photographs Lecture 3 Monday, January 23: Protestant Potlatch: Confession and the Ethics of Storytelling Lecture 4 Wednesday, January 25: "Spiritual Radio": Testimony and the Optimism of Communication Technologies All lectures begin at 7:00 pm. Place: Social Sciences and Math Building, Room A102 Free and open to the public. A $2.25 evening parking fee is in effect. For more information visit or phone 250-721-6325 **************************************************************************************** PLEASE NOTE that notices for the Labyrinth are due on Tuesday at noon. Ads are a great way to promote programs, plan a meeting, or let everyone know of events and news in the parish. Be creative! Also, please note that ads may be edited, and that all advertisements are subject to Office approval.

Labyrinth January 8, 2012  

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