Today at St Barnabas

8:00 pm Compline
St. Barnabas sanctuary

This Sunday

10:30 am

Lent IV, Laetare Sunday/Mothering Sunday
Colour: Rose
10:30am Procession and Solemn High Mass
Propers: p.292, 2nd Collect p. 281
Joshua 5:1-9
Psalm 32
II Corinthians 5:16-21
Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

Recent articles and announcements

By Rev. Canon Stewart Murray, Incumbent at St. Barnabas, Ottawa

(published in the February 2019 issue of Crosstalk)

The period between the end of Christmas celebrations and the beginning of the holy season of Lent goes by a variety of names in the Church. In the Anglican tradition, the current practice is to number the Sundays only as Epiphany II, III etc. Gone are the days that saw a countdown to Lent/Easter with the wonderful Sundays entitled Septuagesima, Sexagesima, and Quinquagesima. At seminary one professor called this the “Lenten creep”, when Lenten purple and other Lenten customs crept into the three Sundays before Ash Wednesday, effectively expanding the Lent/Easter cycle from 40 to 70 days. Although by default I am suspicious of any liturgical changes, the...

Read more: Courage to Share

By Rev. Canon Stewart Murray, Incumbent at St. Barnabas, Ottawa

In the midst of a busy morning, sitting in traffic, I was behind a car with a wonderful collection of bumper stickers. They ranged from one proudly proclaiming “this car climbed Mt. Washington” to a collection of stickers on the back window showing a family of Star Wars fans with a mom, a dad, two children and even the dog depicted as stormtroopers! But one sticker, rather faded and torn read “Wise men still seek Him.”

This refers, of course, to the story of the coming of the Wise Men to Jesus that we celebrate on Epiphany. This simple one line sticker speaks about the very human search for meaning and purpose and a longing to make sense of the crazy and wonderful world that we live in. 

The Gospel of...

Read more: The Wise Still Seek Him

Upcoming special events and services

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 7:00pm

Stations of the Cross

Repeats every week every Sunday 6 times.
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 12:15pm

Poster for Virtue and Vice lecture series. Details in event description.

The Seven Deadly Sins: An eclectic look at Virtue and Vice, presented by Brian Wehrle. 

Sundays in Lent, March 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 14

Following High Mass (10:30 AM)