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This Week in the Cathedral: Mon. Oct.10 Office Closed

Tues. Oct.11

Wed. Oct.12

Thurs. Oct.13

Fri. Oct.14

Sat. Oct.15


Knitting into the Mystery Deanery


Bible Study 9:00am Deanery

12:15pm Education for Ministry Deanery




Refugee Support Group Deanery


Cathedral Children’s Choir Choir Rm

Cathedral Choir Choir Rm

Women’s Parish Guild Deanery



Education for 5:15pm Ministry Deanery


Bellringers Belfry


Knitting into the Mystery Joan Carr’s House


Parish Choir Nave

Recital Nave


Diocesan Music Directors Deanery Family Potluck Chapter Room

KIDSpace Deanery


Matins 8:45am

Tues. Matins 8:45am




Holy Eucharist 12:15pm

Holy Matins Eucharist 8:45am 7:30am Followed by Holy Holy breakfast in Eucharist Eucharist Chapter Rm 12:15pm 12:15pm

Evening Prayer 5:15pm

Evening Prayer 5:15pm

School Chapel 9:30am

Evening Prayer 5:15pm

Sat. Holy Eucharist 8:45am

Holy Eucharist 5:15pm

Sunday, October 16, 2011 Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost



Parish Notes & Announcements

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost October 9, 2011 Charter For Compassion The Charter for Compassion is the result of Karen Armstrong’s 2008 TED Prize wish and made possible by the generous support of the Fetzer Institute. It was unveiled to the world on November 12, 2009.

Daily Offices & Holy Eucharist Services Mon.

The Labyrinth:

Holy Eucharist 8:00am


The Rev. S. Edward Lewis

The Rev. S. Edward Lewis

The Rev. Ian Powell

The Rev. Canon Susanne M. House

The Rev. Canon Susanne M. House

Holy Eucharist 9:15am

Traditional Holy Eucharist, 11:00am

Choral Evensong,


The Rev. Canon Susanne M. House

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect. It is also necessary in both public and private life to refrain consistently and empathically from inflicting pain. To act or speak violently out of spite, chauvinism, or self-interest, to impoverish, exploit or deny basic rights to anybody, and to incite hatred by denigrating others—even our enemies—is a denial of our common humanity. We acknowledge that we have failed to live compassionately and that some have even increased the sum of human misery in the name of religion.

We therefore call upon all men and women ~ to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion ~ to return to the ancient principle that any interpretation of scripture that breeds violence, hatred or disdain is illegitimate ~ to ensure that youth are given accurate and respectful information about other traditions, religions and cultures ~ to encourage a positive appreciation of cultural and religious diversity ~ to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings—even those regarded as enemies. We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensable to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer - TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

Christ Church Cathedral, Quadra @ Rockland, Victoria BC, 250.383.2714/

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR HELPERS NEEDED - Helpers are needed to seekvout donations for the Silent Auction. Wve are also seeking a convenor for the Attic Treasures and for the Silent Auction teams. The date of the bazaar vis set for Saturday, Nov.19. Please contact Margaret Gibson 250-370-0090 and Marilyn Gough 250-592-0800, co-convenors. VST COURSE OFFERED AT THE CATHEDRAL: SPIRITUALITY OF LEADERSHIP OCTOBER 27-29 Led by Wendy Fletcher, Dean, Principal and Professor of Church History at the Vancouver School of Theology

TOUR OF ISMAILI JAMATKHANA MONDAY, NOV.7 Join Naz Rayani C.M., and Mona Goode of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society CSRS (Uvic) to tour The Ismaili Jamatkhana.

8:30-8.40AM. Meet at Swartz Bay Terminal to depart as foot passengers on the 9 a.m. to Tsawwassen. Please Through much of the Christian journey, the dominant form of leadership dress casual and comfortable for expressed in the Western church has been of a particular form: hierarchical, the weather. Buy your tickets and singular, andocentric and structurally bound. This course seeks to interpret register with us at the entrance of the leadership as a spiritual practice which is grounded in values, virtues, norms foot passenger lounge. Disembark and forms in contradistinction to those named above. Through an exploration as foot passengers at Tsawwassen both of contemporary leadership theory and historical illustrations unveiling terminal and meet at the exit. models of leadership which embrace and reflect a different ethic, this course 10:45AM. At Tsawwassen Terminal we invites participants to formulate their own understanding of leadership as an intentional spiritual discipline, grounded in the spiritual rhythms and practices board the bus provided by the Ismaili Council to The Ismaili Jamatkhana and of faith communities. For more information, please visit: Centre, 4010 Canada Way, Burnaby. B.C. 11:30AM. We are welcomed at TAIZE SERVICE Jamatkhana Courtyard Garden by a volunteer guide. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 ST.ANDREW’S CATHEDRAL (BLANSHARD & VIEW ST) 12:00-1:15PM. Lunch in the Social As we enter the darkness of fall/winter seasons, join us to sing - pray - be still Hall and a short Video on the work of - for Music and Prayer in the Style of Taize. We welcome all who come, for AgaKhan Development Network and those who wish to join the choir come at 5:30 pm, service 6-7 pm. The World Partnership Walk in Victoria. 1:15-2:00PM. Architecture BREAKFAST FOR THE STREET COMMUNITY overview by an Islamic Scholar SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH 2:00-2.25PM. Administration Set-up will happen at 9 am on Friday 4th.. We will need all the usual volunlevel and Council Chambers teers; please note and plan to attend. Mary and David Barlow, coordinators 2.25-3.00PM. Loggia and Prayer hall PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGE: The prayer chain email 3.15PM. Depart for Tsawwassen address is now for the 5 pm ferry to Swartz Bay. LOST & FOUND

Generic items found in the church, such as gloves, umbrellas or scarves, are put in an open box on the back table of the Nave (just in front of the Soft Space for families with infants). Items of possible value are brought to the church office for safekeeping. We have a pearl stud earring that was found the day of the Kingcome Inlet Feast. If you lose anything of value, please check with the church office. Thank you.

Bus transportation in Vancouver and lunch in Jamatkhana are provided, courtesy of the Ismaili Council for BC at no cost to participants.


For information on these and other opportunities for children & families, please contact Family Life Minister Ruth MacIntosh at 250-383-2714 or

Potluck Supper (Chapter Room) Saturday, Oct. 15 from 4:00-7:00

With games & activities for the whole family!

Young Adult Book Study @ Hillside Moka House 7:00 pm Thursday Oct.20

“Messy Spirituality” by Mike Yaconelli (available at the Christian Book & Music Centre)


We have an urgent need for Sidespeople at the Sunday 9:15am Contemporary Holy Eucharist and 4:30pm Choral Evensong services. Please notify the office if you’re able to help. Scheduling will be modified to meet your requests.


All those interested in the progress of “our” refugee family, please attend! More information: Susan Benzon 250477-3316


During the month of September, a total of $1385.43 was donated to Streethope. Thank you for your kind support!


Christ Church Cathedral School. Please take a moment to appreciate the art in the church, made by CCCS students. Haida Collage of St. Francis: by Grades K-5 Nature Haiku: Grades 7 & 8 Trees and Poems by Grade 4


Purdy’s Chocolates for Christmas! Order forms and catalogues are available at the back of the church or at the Parish Office. Last date for ordering is November 14, 2011 – Merchandise should be ready for pick-up in the Chapel of the New Jerusalem on Dec. 4th between services.

On behalf of the Board, members of Christ Church Cathedral Education Society, and the Cathedral parish, the Dean would like to extend his heartfelt thanks to Mary Hendy, who has stepped down as President of the Society at the Annual General Meeting last Monday. Mary has dedicated many years in service to the Cathedral School, and her thoughtful and thorough leadership will be sorely missed. She will continue on the Board as Secretary. Please remember Mary in your prayers of thanksgiving for her dedication. The Dean is also pleased to announce that Bruce McKinnon was elected President of the Board at the AGM. Bruce has served the Board over the past two years, and he is welcomed in his new role with the Society.

NOTE: From the October 11 – October 24 inclusive, the Dean will be out of town. The office may

be closed from 12:00 noon – 1:15 pm to facilitate staff vacation time.

Christ Church Cathedral, Quadra @ Rockland, Victoria BC, 250.383.2714/

Oct 9 parish notes  

Holy Eucharist 12:15pm Holy Eucharist 12:15pm Holy Eucharist 12:15pm 1:15pm Bible Study Deanery Holy Eucharist 5:15pm Choral Evensong, Holy...

Oct 9 parish notes  

Holy Eucharist 12:15pm Holy Eucharist 12:15pm Holy Eucharist 12:15pm 1:15pm Bible Study Deanery Holy Eucharist 5:15pm Choral Evensong, Holy...