From Suburbs to Mountains: The President's Hike
Oct
21
9:30am 9:30am

From Suburbs to Mountains: The President's Hike

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 karis.tees@ukings.ca.

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Fall Retreat
Oct
27
to Oct 29

Fall Retreat

  • Mersey River Chalets Road NS, B0T Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 chapeladministrator@ukings.ca. 

 

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Visit to the Hermitage of the Annunciation
Nov
18
4:00am 4:00am

Visit to the Hermitage of the Annunciation

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. 

All welcome. 

Contact Karis at chapeladministrator@ukings.ca 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.

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Wardens' Decorating Party
Dec
2
10:00am10:00am

Wardens' Decorating Party

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. 

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Lessons & Carols for College Christmas
Dec
3
4:00pm 4:00pm

Lessons & Carols for College Christmas

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. 

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St. George's Soup Kitchen
Oct
14
3:00pm 3:00pm

St. George's Soup Kitchen

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 veritydancer@gmail.com.

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Thanksgiving Weekend
Oct
7
to Oct 9

Thanksgiving Weekend

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 hannahkobesfisher@gmail.com.

 

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Michaelmas Feast
Sep
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Michaelmas Feast

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. 

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Cape Split Hike
Sep
23
9:00am 9:00am

Cape Split Hike

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 chapeladministrator@ukings.ca.

And check out some photos from past hikes in 2013, 2015, and 2016.

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First University Service & Sherry Hour in the Lodge
Sep
14
5:00pm 5:00pm

First University Service & Sherry Hour in the Lodge

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. 

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Transfiguration Evensong & Concert
Aug
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

Transfiguration Evensong & Concert

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!

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

(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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

King's Chorus Concert for Saint Cecilia

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

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Bluff Trail Hike
Nov
12
10:30am10:30am

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.

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Remembrance Day Evensong
Nov
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

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.

 

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