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Prayer in partnership Kanishka Raffel

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ailey and I are deeply grateful for the many kind

expressions of support and encouragement we have received. COVID-19 limited the Cathedral’s capacity to about 500 but it was wonderfully uplifting to have a “full house” drawn from parishes, schools and agencies – as well as visitors from across the Province and nation – to share in the consecration and inauguration service. I am particularly grateful to Bishop Peter Hayward, Administrator of the Diocese, for his role in overseeing the arrangements for the service and the transition to a new archbishop. In all this, he has been a model of grace and efficiency. Many individuals and churches were praying throughout the period before and after the retirement of our esteemed Archbishop, Glenn Davies. We continue to give thanks for the

long and faithful ministry of Glenn and Di, and seek God’s hand of blessing, protection and guidance upon them as they walk new paths in his service. Happily, they remain very much in our midst, contributing to the Diocese’s life and ministry. In Philippians 1, the apostle Paul gives thanks for the gospel partnership of “all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus in Philippi” and offers this reflection on their prayers, in the context of his own pressured situation in prison: “I will continue to rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance. I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:18c-20). Despite his imprisonment, and opposition from those who

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