January 30, 2015

Welcome to the Cathedral Church of St. George

in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

 

The Very Reverend Mary Irwin-Gibson,

Dean


Welcome! After the celebrations around Christmas have ended, people often have a “let-down” feeling. The struggles throughout our world further add to the feeling of being burdened and worried.  A hymn by Jim Strathdee reminds us that being burdened and worried.  A hymn by Jim Strathdee reminds us that:

“When the song of the angels is stilled.
When the star in the sky is gone.
When the kings and the shepherds have found their way home.
The work of Christmas is begun!”

The work of Christmas goes on all year long: sharing the love and light of God and the presence of Jesus; feeding the hungry; giving hope; working for justice and dignity for all; celebrating life!

We celebrate and proclaim the light of Christ that shines in the darkness and is not overcome by it. The chorus of the hymn says:

“I am the Light of the World
You people come and follow me.
If you follow and love, you'll learn the mystery
Of what you were meant to do and be.”

We invite you to share this journey with us.

Dean Mary