The Fourth Annual Robert Crouse Memorial Lecture is on Sunday, January 13th, at 7:30pm in the King’s Chapel. This year’s lecture is delivered by Dr. Sara MacDonald of Huron University on the topic: “Learning to Love in the Novels of David Adams Richards.”
ROBERT DARWIN CROUSE
The Robert Crouse Memorial Lecture was founded in 2016 in honour of the Rev’d Dr. Robert Darwin Crouse of blessed memory, scholar, priest, and organist, whose dies natalis is 15 January, 2011.
Through his renowned sermons, great learning, and gentle humility, Fr. Crouse educated and inspired a whole generation of priests, bishops, and academics, who are now serving in dioceses and universities throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. An organist and harpsichordist, in the early 1970s Dr. Crouse established the current choir at King's whose execution of both polyphony and plainchant continues to enhance and shape the poetic liturgy of the King's Chapel. His writings and his love for the medieval Italian poet, Dante, continue to powerfully shape the personal and intellectual formation of students at the University of King's College and its Chapel.
THIS YEAR’S LECTURE:
David Adams Richards is heralded as one of Canada's greatest literary figures. He has won numerous awards for his fiction and non-fiction, including twice winning the Governor General's prize for literature in both the fiction category for Nights Below Station Street (1988) and the non-fiction category for Lines on the Water (1998), as well as the Giller Prize for Mercy Among the Children (2000). Several of Richards’s novels have been turned into screenplays and he won the New York Film Festival Award for Best Script for Small Gifts (1996).
Richards argues that his books speak to our common humanity. The plots of his novels revolve around the internal moral struggles of his characters. In a world in which the external constraints are inevitable and seemingly dominant, the real stories of Richards’s books are about the interiority of his characters who seek to find ways to live free and fulfilling lives in the face of the seeming desolation of living in an ever changing finite order.
From his earliest novel to his latest trilogy, John Delano has been a persistent character throughout David Adams Richards’s work. Tracing the trajectory of Delano’s life through Richards’s work reveals an Augustinian path. Delano’s heart is ever restless, searching for, but never seeming to find, a satisfactory end. In Richard’s final novels, we meet Delano, now at the end of his life recollecting his many losses and failings. Yet in these very same memories also reveal that the end Delano has been searching for has always been present.
In his address at King’s Encaenia in 2007, Fr Crouse spoke of “recollection” as the “fundamental task of education”: “The past is past, no doubt; yet, paradoxically, the past is also present and becomes more contemporary in our recollection of it. Indeed, it is that presence of the past which constitutes the basis of our very recognition of the present, and establishes the horizon of our expectation.”
Dr. MacDonald’s focus on the end-of-life recollections of a particular character in Richards’ novels finds itself well at home in the context of the university whose fundamental task is a collective remembering, and the perpetual renewed recognition of the present moment.
OUR GUEST SPEAKER
Sara MacDonald is a professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Huron University. She has written and co-written books on the philosophy G.W.F. Hegel, the novels of Mark Helprin and David Adams Richards, and most recently the films of the Coen brothers. Sara recommends reading the following novels in preparation for the lecture: The Coming of Winter, Principles to Love By and Mary Cyr. Contact the Chaplain (email@example.com) if you would like a copy to borrow!
The university chapel commemorates Remembrance Day with a simple service of Sung Mattins, led by the Chaplain and members of the Chapel Choir. Members of the Halifax Rifles Regiment read the names of the King’s fallen, with a moment of silence and a bagpipe lament, and student prayers from different faith traditions. No sermon, no glorification of war. A remembrance.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
A contemplative weekend retreat held in the austere beauty of Nova Scotia’s backcountry, embraced by the daily singing of the ancient Monastic Offices. Retreats will have ample unstructured time to enjoy canoeing and hiking, or simply to relax in the solitude of nature. Foundation Year Programme students and other students may also choose to have an entire afternoon dedicated to focused essay-writing, surrounded by the woods, free of distractions!
Accommodations in heated chalets! Retreat open to students, faculty, and staff of Dal and King’s. Home-cooked, fresh meals provided. Transportation is provided by volunteer drivers - (please let us know if you are able to drive).
Suggested donation to help cover the costs of the weekend is $100 for students, $150 for the employed. That said, do not let finances be a barrier! Please register if you want to come and give only as you are able! We carry each other. By that same token, if you would like to sponsor a student on retreat, contact Karis, the Chapel Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our contemporary culture provides an array of technologies for constant connection, instant results, and endless small satisfactions. Yet we have never felt more alone. In a series of talks Dr. Laurelle LeVert will lead us into a conversation about our human need for silence, solitude, and a hospitality that embraces others.
OTHER KEY INFO
If you are under 19 years of age, your parent/guardian MUST sign the release form. You can download the form HERE. They can either print, scan, and email the form to email@example.com, or print and fax it to King’s at 902-423-3357.
Download and print a retreat registration form HERE, or pick one up at the back of the Chapel. The form includes more information about the weekend!
All forms must be handed in to Stephanie Boudreau at the A&A Front Desk before 5pm on Tuesday, October 23rd at 5pm. Don’t be late!
Questions? Contact Chapel Warden Apolonnia Perri at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is open for the Thanksgiving Retreat at St. Anne's Camp! Participants enjoy a weekend at West Dalhousie on the South Mountain in the Annapolis Valley as St. Anne's Camp in Nova Scotia's backcountry, October 6-8. It's a relaxing weekend with opportunity to hike and canoe on Gibson Lake. On Sunday evening we cook and enjoy our extraordinary Thanksgiving Meal and then head beck to the Quad after lunch on Monday. Not a 'religious' heavy weekend but lots of opportunity for quiet reflection, walks, and study (if necessary). Open to all, especially students not able to get home for Thanksgiving. To register, pick up a form from the back of the Chapel, fill it out, and hand it in to Stephanie Boudreau at the A&A Front Desk no later than 5PM on Wednesday, October 3. More information can be found on the registration forms themselves!
Click here to download the registration form and waiver to print and submit.
Come and sit and listen in stillness to the dance of Celtic and original fiddle tunes, and to Old Man Luedecke’s congenial melodies resounding from the Chapel rafters.
No cost - freewill donations accepted for Burnside Humanities Prison Education Program.
Priority seating for First-Year Students. Reception to follow in the Quad!
Old Man Luedecke is the stage name of Chris Luedecke, a singer, song-writer, and banjo-player whose music is rooted in the bluegrass and folk tradition. Luedecke’s songs are reflections of his life in Chester, a small town on the south-shore of Nova Scotia, with his wife Theresa and his three young daughters. His lyrics express that urge to lead a quiet rural life and heed another sort of vocation; in his song “I Quit my Job,” he sings, “Hold on to your heart won liberties, and discard your store bought realities” as he rejoices, “I quit my job, I’m free today!” His career has brought him on tour all over Canada, the U.S. and Australia. He has shared the stage with Feist, David Francey, Jill Barber, and other folkies. He is also the recipient of two Juno Awards. Luedecke’s honest storytelling, energetic singing, and exhilarating banjo playing will leave you seeking his next performance. oldmanluedecke.ca
Hayley Ryerson is an alluring performer, exuberant fiddler, and appealing composer. Hayley shares her expression of the beloved, danceable language we call ‘fiddle’ through her own compositional voice. Her creations have the form and feel of fiddle music, yet invite various sounds from diverse musical genres that allows the imagination to play with story, melody, and time. Her compositions are inspired by Canadian landscapes, rich feelings, and her love of musical textures. hayleyryersonmusic.weebly.com
Join us this Sunday for an evening of music and spoken word from King’s students, local artists, and student refugees in support of WUSC King’s Student Refugee Program.
In keeping with WUSC King’s mission of supporting student refugees in their post-secondary education, “Visions of Home” asks local artists and students alike to share their response, in words and song, to the question, “Where do you come from?”
The evening features music and spoken word from:
-Meg Collins & Isabelle Flack
-Nawras Althiab & Janefer Mukasa, Student Refugee Program participants
Many thanks to Youth Art Connection and its partnership with King’s for making it possible to connect with local up-and-coming artists and performers for this student fundraiser. Thank you!
The World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a leading Canadian non-profit organization in international development, committed to building a more equitable and sustainable world. They work with a unique and powerful network of post-secondary institutions, private-sector partners and volunteers to provide education, employment and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged youth around the world. King’s is a member of this cross-country network of educational institutions that take part in fundraising and awareness campaigns that are promoted and created by WUSC.
The University of King’s College chapter of WUSC is proud to focus on the Student Refugee Program (SRP). King’s WUSC supports the SRP through biannual sponsorship of a young refugee student to pursue their post-secondary education at King’s. WUSC allows for these students to become permanent residents of Canada through the immigration process and helps them through the application process. Then, we help the sponsored student by creating a positive and safe environment for settling into their new home and support in every way we can.
FYP and the Chapel are co-hosting an evening dedicated to George Grant, a Canadian philosopher renown for his work on technology, justice, and national identity.
The evening will feature segments of the 1980 CBC documentary ‘The Owl and the Dynamo, The Vision of George Grant’, followed by a panel discussion of Grant’s enduring influence. Joining us will be Dr. Neil Robertson, Dr. Henry Roper, Dr. Mary-Lu Redden, and Dr Steven Burns as the four panelists.
The event will held in the KTS Red Room in the New Academic Building at 6pm on Sunday February 11th. A reception of wine and refreshments will follow.
The St Thomas Aquinas Society will host a Saturday morning discussion of the beloved Fr. Crouse's Itinerarium Mentis in Deum (Journey of the Mind into God), entitled Images of Pilgrimage: Paradise and Wilderness in Christian Spirituality. We will meet at the home of the Chaplain over breakfast.
No advanced reading is required, but is recommended. Members of the college community will share their encounters with the text. You can find Images of Pilgrimage here, and copies will also be placed at the back of the Chapel. Special attention might be given to the first and final chapters.
Join us for the Winter Retreat to Mersey River Chalets outside Kejimkujik National Park, Feb 2nd-4th.
Contemporary culture insists that we distract ourselves from the reality and imminence of our deaths, through experiences and consumerism. Yet, modern medical treatment enables those who are dying to prolong their lives. Consequently, we are surrounded by a living death, which we ourselves will one day endure. To survive it, beauty must be re-imagined and re-awakened.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Dr . Gregory Videtic is a well-known and respected Oncologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, highly published in academic journals. He is noted especially for his uncompromised commitment to accompany his patients on their final journey with courage and beauty. Greg is an avid reader of literature and poetry, enjoys running, and supports the Cleveland Indians, the Cleveland Orchestra, various forms of modern dance and theatre. He and his partner live in Cleveland Heights with a dear little dog who answers to the name Millie.
Bob Tees assists persons nearing the end of life with the discovery of heightened experiences of meaning and love. Earlier in his career, he worked with college and university students, the homeless, and as a Long-Term Care chaplain. Throughout his career, Bob has embraced and often enabled the use of music and art in spiritual care interventions, believing that beauty and creativity make a terrific contribution to healing and comfort.
HOW TO SIGN UP
Pick up a form from the back of the Chapel or download one here. Fill out and return to Stephanie Boudreau at the A&A Front Desk before Tuesday, January 30. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
It is fitting that the King’s Chapel establish this Lecture Series in memory of our beloved pastor, teacher and preacher. Established in 2016, a lecture is given each year on or near 15 January, the Dies Natalis of The Rev Dr Robert Darwin Crouse of blessed memory, scholar and priest.
This year, Fr. Walter Hannam gives the lecture, titled,
The Soul in Pilgrimage: The Universal Quest for Peace in the Human Community
Past lecturers include Dr. Paige (Davidson) Hochschild (2017) and Dr. Jesse Billett (2016).
About Fr. Robert Crouse
Just a few months after his birth in Winthrop Massachusetts, 1930, Robert Crouse’s family moved to Lunenburg County’s Crousetown, where he lived until his death in 2011. Robert Crouse's schooling began in the one room school in Crousetown, which still stands next to St. Mary’s Church. After graduating from King’s in 1951, he earned an S.T.B. (cum lauda) from Harvard Divinity School, Master of Theology (1st class honours) from Trinity College, University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1970. He joined the Classics Department of Dalhousie in 1963 and later joined the faculty of King’s College, Halifax, where he taught in the Foundation Year Programme. For Kings students and faculty alike he became a voice of wisdom, knowledge and inspiration through his academic teaching and his sermons at Thursday Chapel. An international scholar and lecturer, he published over seventy articles, reviews, and translations. His treatment of Dante became a formative element of the Foundation Year Programme, also enhanced by the lectures on his beloved Palestrina and Bach. For several years Dr Crouse was “Visiting Professor of Patrology, Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, Pontifical Lateran University Rome,” the first non-Roman Catholic to be so appointed.
Through his renowned sermons, great learning, and gentle humility, Robert educated and inspired a whole generation of priests and bishops, who are now serving in parishes and dioceses throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. An organist and harpsichordist, in the early 1970s Dr Crouse established the current choir at King’s whose execution of both polyphony and plainchant continues to enhance and shape the poetic liturgy of the Kings Chapel.
About Fr. Walter Hannam
A native of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley and alumnus of the University of King’s College, Father Hannam is the current Vicar of St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church in Regent Park, Toronto. Prior to his appointment at St. Bart’s, he held the chair of Theology and Anglican Studies at the College of Emmanuel and St Chad in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for seven years. He hold a degree in Classics and Philosophy from the University of King’s College, as well as degrees from Dalhousie University (M.A. Classical and Patristic Philosophy), and Boston College (Ph.D. Theology). Father Hannam was made Deacon and ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in the Diocese of Saskatchewan, where he served as Chaplain of St Mary’s Church, Prince Albert; he also served as Honorary Assistant at All Saints’ Parish in the Diocese of Saskatoon.
Fr. Hannam counts himself among the generation that was educated and inspired by Fr. Robert Crouse’s teachings at King’s, and we are honoured to have him speak at the third annual Robert Darwin Crouse Memorial Lecture.
At Evensong on Wednesday, December 6 at 5:00pm, we mark the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion with a talk by Dr. Henry Roper, Inglis Professor, on the topic, "The Halifax Explosion, S. H. Prince, and the Tradition of Christian Social Action at King's."
Following Evensong, Dr. Susan Dodd will be available to sign copies of her new book "The Halifax Explosion: The Apocalypse of Samuel H. Prince."
Along with the Christmas Brunch and the Haliburton Society's "Frivols" in the evening, the service of Lessons and Carols is part of the King's tradition of College Christmas. The King's Chapel Choir leads hymns and sings carols, and prominent members of the King's community read the nine lessons. All are welcome, and all are encouraged to wear academic gowns.
To prepare for College Christmas on December 3, the Chapel Wardens invite you to a decorating party in the Chapel! Drop in anytime to enjoy a mug of mulled wine, cider, or eggnog, and make some traditional decorations for the tree: cranberry popcorn chains and clementine-clove pomanders.
This day trip is a visit to a small community of Russian Orthodox monks in New Germany, on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. We leave the Quad before sunrise to join the monks in their morning liturgy, share a meal with them, and then find nourishment in a relaxed solitude, exploring their woodland property, or quiet conversation.
Contact Karis at email@example.com if you are interested in coming along. You can view photos from previous trips here. Or, listen to the Hermitage of the Annunciation featured on King's Journalism program "The Signal." The segment begins at 9:40.
A gathering of outrage, repentance, and mourning for our greed, continuing injury, and the imminent destruction of our planet.
8:00pm Sharing of reflections in word and song
9:30pm Sung Compline (Candlelit night prayers)
10pm-8am Silent All-Night Vigil
WHY THIS GATHERING?
The evening begins with an hour or so of shared reflections - music, words, readings - from students and community members on the truth of our ecological crisis and the feelings of helplessness, responsibility, grief, conviction, doubt, rage which it may inspire.
This event is intended for all who are heartbroken, concerned, struck, moved, or numbed, by our time of mass extinction, and who, for reasons known or unknown, feel they should be present. It is an attempt to both break the silence which surrounds the destruction of our earth and our human community, and to provide a space to sit in silence alone and with others in response and acknowledgement of this destruction.
WHY AN ALL-NIGHT VIGIL?
By disrupting our normal patterns, by listening in silence in a time when we are normally asleep and forgetful of the world, we hope to offer a space in which we can offer ourselves up to that which needs to be heard.
Throughout the entire vigil the SCR will be open. There will be tea, coffee, and, crucially, a space to talk with others.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
If you are interested in sharing a reflection or piece at the gathering, please contact Hannah Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org. A small committee is working together to plan the flow of the evening. Submissions will be accepted for consideration until Friday, November 17th.
Or else, simply show up in the King's Chapel on Monday at 8:00pm to listen and keep watch. To take part in the All-Night Vigil, sign up to keep vigil for half an hour by contacting Meghan Kitt soonest at email@example.com, or when you arrive on Monday.
"Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength." (Isa. 41.1)
A Quiet Day is an on-campus "retreat." We come together to hear a speaker give brief talks, and keep silence in between. Our speaker this Saturday is Fr. Eddy Rix, former Dean of Students at King's and current Priest-in-Charge at All Saints' Church in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.
Talks begin at 9:00am, 10:00am, and 11:00am, with a light lunch to follow in the Senior Common Room at 11:30. The bell is rung to mark the beginning of each talk so that wherever you are on campus, you can gather in the Chapel for the next talk.
All are welcome.
King’s College honours Remembrance Day with a service of Choral Evensong in the Chapel, at 5pm. No sermon. No glorification of war. A simple remembrance in prayer and song, led by the Chaplain and Chapel Choir.
Members of the local Halifax Rifles regiment will 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 Funeral Ikos by John Tavener.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
(Laurence Binyon, 1914)
On All Soul’s Day, Thursday, 2 Nov at the 5 PM Solemn Eucharist at the King’s College Chapel, Halifax, names of departed loved ones will be remembered in community and offered up in prayer. The Choir will sing the liturgical setting of the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924). Fauré described this setting as "dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.” It is a deep and precious mystery of divine friendship in Christ to continue to pray for our loved ones after their departure from this life. All students, faculty and staff of the University of King’s College are invited to present names of departed loved ones to be remembered at the King’s altar on Thursday at 5 PM.
Robert Darwin Crouse ended a sermon for All Souls' Day:
"Gather up the fragments ... that nothing be lost." God will not despise our fragments, which go towards making up the twelve baskets of his new Israel. When we speak of the "faithful departed", we mean those whose final choice, even if only in the final moment of all life's choosings, is for the good; and we trust God's mercy to make of that fragment something more - to purify the heart, that no fragment be lost, that the harvest be complete.
We pray for the departed, as we pray for one another here and now. We do not cease to be our brothers' keepers when we commend them to God's keeping, and we plead Christ's sacrifice for them and for ourselves. The prayer is essentially the same: that God, who works in them and us, will save and nurture and bring to fruition our little fragments of spiritual life, that we may come at last to the peace of the saints, the purity of heart which wills one thing. Amen. +
The Festival of All Saints is one of the chief celebrations of the Christian Year. We gather for Holy Communion in the Chapel on this greatest of festivals at 8 AM on Wednesday, 1 November.
Robert Darwin Crouse of blessed memory encourages us:
As we celebrate this festival, we recall our vocation to be saints - to follow them in virtuous and godly living. We celebrate the triumph of God’s Grace in them, and seek to share in their holy fellowship. In this sacrament that we celebrate, the veil is divided that separates their life from ours, and our worship and intercession becomes one with theirs. We are one Church, they in heaven and we on earth; one in our common life in Christ. Our imperfect prayers are aided by their more perfect intercessions of those spirits pure in heart, who stand before the throne of God and serve him day and night.
Let us rejoice in this festival of saints. Let us rejoice in their example, their fellowship, and their prayers. And as we approach the sacrament today, let us especially remember our own calling to be saints - strangers and pilgrims here on earth, seeking a better country. Let us pray that as the saints were nourished by the bread of life, so we may be nourished, and finally take our place, however humble, in their company.
Thou who all things canst and knows,
Who on earth such food bestowest,
Grant us with thy saints, though lowest,
Where the heavenly feast thou slowest,
Fellow heirs and guests to be.
At the end of October, we embark on our annual Fall Retreat at 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 (2017-18 speaker to be announced! Past speakers include Canadian poet Tim Lilburn, and King's faculty members Daniel Brandes, Neil Robertson, and Roberta Barker). There is 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. For a better description, you can check out photos of past Fall Retreats, the Winter Retreat video, and Winter Retreat Reflections.
Registration forms will be available at the back of the Chapel in October. Keep an eye out for posters and FYP announcements with more details. Questions? Contact Karis Tees at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This October, President Lahey is offering the King’s community a chance to explore the Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Urban Wilderness area on the edge of the city. On Saturday, October 21, join President Bill Lahey for a wilderness hike to Blue Mountain, the highest point on Halifax’s Chebucto Peninsula.
We depart the Quad at 9:30am to travel to a suburban cul-de-sac where the trail begins. From here, we take the trail to the peak of Blue Mountain. At the peak, we enjoy a picnic lunch looking out over the whole HRM and participate in a conversation with a local guest from the Protected Areas and Ecosystems branch of Nova Scotia Environment. We return before 3:00pm in time for tea and hot chocolate in the President’s Lodge.
All students, faculty, staff, and friends are welcome on this “Suburb to Mountain” hike! Transportation is provided. Registration forms will be available at the A&A Front Desk starting on Friday, October 6. Forms are due back to Stephanie Boudreau before 5:00pm on Wednesday, October 18. If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
The St. Andrew's Missionary Society (SAMS) is the society for King's students who are interested in volunteering with local non-profit organizations in the Halifax community. In October, SAMS is partnering with the soup kitchen program at St. George's Round Church to prepare, serve, and participate in the meal on Saturday, October 14.
If you are interested in volunteering to prepare food beforehand, or to serve, eat, and visit with the guests on Saturday, please contact Verity Thomson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We enjoy a weekend in the Annapolis Valley on the South Mountain at St. Anne’s Camp. It’s a relaxing weekend with opportunity to hike and canoe on Gibson’s Lake. On Sunday evening we cook and enjoy our Thanksgiving Feast together. Lots of opportunity for quiet reflection, walks, and study. Open to all, especially for those not able to get home for Thanksgiving or who want to experience Thanksgiving in the beauty of Nova Scotia’s backcountry.
Imogene Broberg-Hull, Chapel Artist-in-Residence 2016-17, took some beautiful double exposure film photos of last year's Thanksgiving Weekend. Check out Imogene's photos here.
Registration forms are now available at the back of the Chapel. Fill out a form and submit it to Stephanie Boudreau at the A&A Front Desk before Wednesday, October 4 at 5:00pm. Questions? Contact Hannah Fisher at email@example.com.
This is the "Welcome Back" Feast of Fall 2017!
Following Choral Eucharist on the Eve of the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, all are invited to a dinner at the home of the Chaplain (check back here in case of a change in location). All are welcome! Bring a drink or food to share, bring a friend or two, or just bring yourself. There will be plenty of food and drink to go around.
Join us for our annual hike to Cape Split, one of Nova Scotia's most famous look-offs! We leave the Quad on Saturday morning to drive through the Annapolis Valley to the trailhead, then hike out to the Cape to enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the Bay of Fundy. On the way back, we stop by Fox Hill Cheese House for some delicious local gelato before heading to a Maritime Meal dinner hosted by a local parish.
Registration forms will be available at the back of the Chapel by Tuesday, Sept 12. To register, pick up a form from the back of the Chapel and submit it to Stephanie Boudreau at the A&A Front Desk. The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, September 20.
Keep an eye out for posters and an ear out for FYP announcements! Questions? Contact Karis Tees as firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students, faculty, and staff are invited to the first Thursday Choral Eucharist of term, known as the “University Service.” The Chapel Choir leads the music. The Chaplain gives the sermon. All are welcome, of all faiths and none, of all genders and backgrounds. All are encouraged to wear academic gowns, which can be picked up at the entrance to the Chapel.
Following the service, President Bill Lahey hosts the first Sherry Hour fellowship in the Lodge. Drop by for a glass of sherry and some cheese!
For those who are curious about the nature of the University Service, please read the Chaplain's description of the character of worship in the Chapel and its relation to the Foundation Year Programme:
The chapel’s unique, lively and engaging ritual of ‘the Other’ and cosmic ‘transcendence’ developed in the 1970s, intentionally embracing the pedagogical conviction of the newly formed Foundation Year Programme that the contemporary can be fully experienced only through a recollection of the intellectual and spiritual history that has shaped it. Thus the chapel’s preaching and ritual makes use of an antiquated 16th century liturgy that gathers up the Greek pagan poetic and philosophical traditions as transmitted through its ancient Christian expression to the late medieval synthesis, and then leans forward toward the early Modern period and finally to the contemporary re-discovery of the sacred and the ‘holy’ in the radically secular experience of students in the 21st century.
5:00pm Evensong | 7:30pm Free Concert featuring Transfiguration Day
On Sunday, August 6, we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord with an Evensong at 5:00pm, followed by a free concert at 7:30pm. Named for the Feast Day on which the group first performed as a trio, Transfiguration Day includes singer-songwriter Thomas McCallum, cellist Lydia Mainville, and vocalist Karis Tees. To listen, visit transfigurationday.com.
All ages, all welcome!
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.
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