Footwashing and The Last Supper: Choral Eucharist
Apr
13
5:00 pm17:00

Footwashing and The Last Supper: Choral Eucharist

Anthems:
A New Commandment by T. Tallis
Ubi Caritas by M. Duruflé (1902-86)
Mass Setting: The Collegium Regale Service by H. Howells(1892-1983)
Motet: In Manus Tuas by J. Sheppard(1515-60)

After the service the All Night Vigil before the Altar of Repose begins.
(Maundy Thursday 7 PM – 7 AM Good Friday)

(CANCELLED) Quiet Day with Schema Luc
Apr
1
9:00 am09:00

(CANCELLED) Quiet Day with Schema Luc

Join us for a day of talks focusing around the Jesus Prayer delivered by Schema Luc, a monk at the Hermitage of the Annunciation, with time for silence & contemplation. The day begins with Morning Prayer at 8am, followed by a light breakfast & talks beginning at 9am. A lunch will follow at noon with opportunity for discussion, or to ruminate on the words spoken that morning.

Annual General Meeting
Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

Annual General Meeting

Our annual general meeting will take place immediately following Thursday eucharist on March 30th. A light dinner will be provided.

Mamuwe: Towards Healing, Truth, and Reconciliation
Mar
21
Mar 24

Mamuwe: Towards Healing, Truth, and Reconciliation

About the visit:
After the tragedy of six teen suicides in small First Nations communities in Saskatchewan in October 2016, the Chaplain invited a Plains Cree First Nations couple from one of these communities to come to King’s to sit with students in quiet conversation about life and death in First Nations communities in Canada today.

About our guests: 
The Rev. Wilfred Sanderson and his wife Theresa are Cree Anglicans from Treaty 6 Territory in Saskatchewan. Wilfred is an indigenous Anglican priest in Fort a la Corne. Before his ordination he operated a water delivery service on his reserve but now works full time as a non-stipendiary priest. Mrs. Theresa Sanderson worked for many years in addictions recovery. She is a licensed Lay Reader and has served as President of the Diocesan Lay Readers Association. Their reserve is comprised of James Smith, Peter Chapman and Chakastaypasin First Nations. Wilfred and Theresa have a heart to see their people and community healed and united.
The Rt. Rev’d Michael Hawkins is the Bishop of Saskatchewan and Chair of the Council of the North. Originally from Halifax, he graduated from King’s in 1985 and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from King’s in 2009. Bp. Hawkins lives daily the shame of the Church’s colonial role in the cultural genocide of the First Nations people of our land.

Click here for a full schedule

Urban Poverty Awareness Brunch
Mar
18
9:00 am09:00

Urban Poverty Awareness Brunch

Over February reading week, 15 students went to spend a week in Toronto to witness the reality of Canadian urban poverty first hand. Join us on the morning of Saturday, March 18th for brunch, as we offer our thoughts and reflections on what exactly happened. All are welcome to attend.

Ida Red: A Benefit Concert for the Hermitage of the Annunciation
Jan
29
7:30 pm19:30

Ida Red: A Benefit Concert for the Hermitage of the Annunciation

The King's Chapel hosts a Benefit Concert featuring Ida Red, a band known for their great songwriting plus old-time harmonies and foot-stompers. 

The performance is part of a concert series hosted by the Chapel as a way to give students the opportunity to find and support worthwhile projects in Nova Scotia. 

Entry is free, and donations accepted at this performance will help support the monks of the Hermitage of the Annunciation in New Germany, NS as they embark on a new building project to welcome visitors into their space.

Ida Red hails from Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. They perform a rowdy fun mix of old-time fiddle and banjo tunes, mixed in with original songs created by the powerful team of Heather Kelday and Kim Barlow. 

Check them out on their Youtube Channel.

Robert D. Crouse Memorial Lecture
Jan
15
7:30 pm19:30

Robert D. Crouse Memorial Lecture

7:30 p.m.

"Memoria and the Great Books Tradition of the University of King's College"

The 2017 Robert Darwin Crouse Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Paige (Davidson) Hochschild. Dr. Hochschild is a graduate of the University of King's College (BA) and Dalhousie University (MA), and received her PhD from the University of Durham. She currently teaches theology at Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, with her research focusing especially on Augustine and Origen. Her book Memory in Augustine's Theological Anthropology was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. Paige is among the many students of King's and Dalhousie who studied at the feet of Fr. Dr. Robert Crouse, and we are honoured that she will deliver the 2017 Robert Crouse Memorial Lecture, "Memoria and the Great Books Tradition at the University of King's College." Dr. Crouse often spoke of memoria (memory) and tradition as essential to understanding our present condition and renewing the ground of our future hope.

King's Chorus Concert for Saint Cecilia
Nov
20
10:30 am10:30

King's Chorus Concert for Saint Cecilia

  • Cathedral Church of All Saints

4:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of All Saints

Come hear the King’s Chorus, Ensemble Regale, and soprano Janelle Lucyk in Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Handel’s Laudate Pueri & Zadok the Priest, and more.
Click here for a full description.

Tickets
$10-75
Available online, at the King's Co-op Bookstore or from members of the Chorus.

Cathedral Church of All Saints
1330 Cathedral Lane
Halifax, NS
tel: (902)423-6002

Bluff Trail Hike
Nov
12
10:30 am10:30

Bluff Trail Hike

Students meet depart from the quad at 10:30 a.m. and head on a hike through Nova Scotia's deciduous and red spruce forests. The trail takes us through some ecologically-sensitive granite barrens, where you will find over 100 species of lichen. We will return by 4 p.m.

You can sign up at the back of the Chapel.
Contact hannahkobesfisher@gmail.com with any questions.

Remembrance Day Evensong
Nov
11
5:00 pm17:00

Remembrance Day Evensong

5:00 p.m.

On Friday, Nov. 11, King's honours Remembrance Day with a service of Choral Evensong in the Chapel. A simple remembrance in prayer and song, led by the Chaplain and Chapel Choir.
No sermon. No glorification of war. Simply a remembrance.
Members of the local Halifax Rifles regiment read the names of Kingsmen killed in action in WWI and WWII, as well as the Halifax Rifles Fallen in WWII and Canadians killed in action in Afghanistan. The Last Post is played and the Chapel Choir sings William Byrd's Justorum Animae.

 

Fall Retreat
Oct
28
Oct 30

Fall Retreat

  • University of King's College

Once per term, the Chapel goes on retreat to the Mersey River Chalets, a beautiful retreat centre located just outside the entrance to Kejimkujik National Park. The weekend is structured around the ancient times of monastic prayer, and features a guest speaker. There is also ample opportunity for swimming, canoeing, and hiking, both on-site and in Kejimkujik National Park. It is a weekend of fellowship, good food, music, nature, prayer, discussion, silence, and beauty.

Hermitage of the Annunciation Trip
Oct
22
9:00 am09:00

Hermitage of the Annunciation Trip

CANCELLED

The Hermitage of the Annunciation is an Orthodox Christian monastery located in New Germany, NS. Four holy monks live a life of unceasing Prayer. We leave very early in the morning of Saturday 22 Oct to arrive for the Night Office chanted by the Monks. During the day we enjoy the quiet and holiness of the monastery grounds (100 acres) and share conversations with the monks. No meat or cell phones! A simple counter-cultural day of healing in small community.

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University Service
Oct
20
10:30 pm22:30

University Service

5:00 pm

Preacher: Father Deacon Colin Nicolle, Rector of the Parish of Summerside/S. Eleanors
Mass Setting: C. Goudimel’s Messe Le bien que j’ai

This is the main service of the week - "the University Service"  or "College Communion" for all students on campus. In the university chapel tradition, the style of corporate worship is peculiar to the college setting: richly poetic, liturgical, challenging, and countercultural. It is unlike conventional Christian worship outside the university.  The Chapel Choir sings some of the best-loved liturgical music from the Renaissance to the present, and a college-style sermon is preached.  This is the main weekly liturgical gathering of our College in a collegial contemplation. We gather afterwards in the Senior Common Room for conversation and refreshments.

Thanksgiving Retreat
Oct
8
Oct 9

Thanksgiving Retreat

  • University of King's College

Over Thanksgiving Weekend, the Chapel heads to St. Anne’s Camp in the Annapolis Valley. It’s a relaxing weekend with opportunities to hike, canoe, reflect, study, and of course cook a Thanksgiving meal together. The retreat is not ‘religiously’ heavy, and is open to all, especially those not able to get home for Thanksgiving.

University Service (William Tyndale)
Oct
6
10:00 pm22:00

University Service (William Tyndale)

5:00 pm

Preacher: Dr. Dan Driver (Associate Professor, Atlantic School of Theology)
Featured Music: Palestrina’s Missa Aeterna Christi Munera and Justorum Animae by Stanford

This is the main service of the week - "the University Service"  or "College Communion" for all students on campus. In the university chapel tradition, the style of corporate worship is peculiar to the college setting: richly poetic, liturgical, challenging, and countercultural. It is unlike conventional Christian worship outside the university.  The Chapel Choir sings some of the best-loved liturgical music from the Renaissance to the present, and a college-style sermon is preached.  This is the main weekly liturgical gathering of our College in a collegial contemplation. We gather afterwards in the Senior Common Room for conversation and refreshments.

Cape Split Hike
Sep
24
7:00 pm19:00

Cape Split Hike

  • University of King's College

In the early fall, the Chapel takes a group on a day-trip to hike Cape Split, an iconic Nova Scotia trail. The five hour hike is one of the province’s most famous look offs. At the tip of the Cape, hikers can receive Holy Communion, enjoy a picnic lunch, take in the stunning view, and explore. The trip is a great way to meet new friends and see some of Nova Scotia.

Click below to find a schedule for this year, and the registration form.