Category Archives: Honour

Sacramental, Eucharistic Service

A series of hands outstretched in greeting, backed by smiling faces, welcomed us when my wife and I entered the sanctuary. I thrilled at hearing the magnificent organ skilfully played in prelude and wished, as I quite often do, that … Continue reading

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Remembering *Their* Pain, Too!

On Remembrance Day, Wei Chen, host of CBC’s Ontario Morning radio program, invited her listeners to email or call in, telling their stories about whom they would be remembering. Every now and then, she read out responses between news spots, … Continue reading

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More than Life . . .

You’ve likely seen recent images of twenty-one Egyptian young men – Coptic Christians – clad in orange jumpsuits, kneeling in line on the Libyan seashore. Behind each one stands a hooded radical Islamist, clad in black, clasping a knife. The … Continue reading

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Raise Gaze and Furrowed Brow

Raise Your Gaze finally has entered the New Year! Hmm, this is the first post here of 2015. It’s just as well Yours Truly hadn’t made a resolution to absolutely cut out procrastination, or it would have been broken already! … Continue reading

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Sean*

. . . at times, it seems that common courtesy is in short supply, and we wonder what kind of pathetic characters are going to be running the world, a teenager like Sean comes our way. Our eyebrows shoot up a couple of notches and our hopes for the coming generation and future of the world revive. Continue reading

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Gaze-Raising Days at Sochi – Glory Greater than Gold!

When Tuesday, February 11, 2014 dawned in Sochi, Russia, Canadians at home were still basking in the glow of previous medal wins, including Alex Bilodeau’s astounding gold win in freestyle skiing. Apparently he’s the first athlete to win back-to-back Olympic … Continue reading

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