As you are probably aware, the Premier has declared a lockdown of the Province until 23 January, or longer, depending on the state of COVID 19 cases in the Province.  The Diocese of Ontario, in their caution, has declared a lockdown of churches beginning on 24 December at 12:01 am until further notice – more information will come out as the Province of Ontario decides to reopen, and the Diocese gives permission.What this means for the Cathedral is that all Christmas services, Sunday services, New Year’s Day service, the Coventry Litany, and weekday services are canceled after the 12:15 pm service tomorrow (23 December).  We will move to video-taping and live-streaming with our Christmas service (only one) at 7:00 pm on Christmas Eve.  From then, we will have a taped / live-streamed service on Sundays at 10:00 am, until further notice.For Christmas Eve, we will have the readings and carols for Christmas, with the sermon by Bishop Michael Oulton. For the Sunday after Christmas, we will have the readings for 2 Christmas, with carols and the homily preached by The Rev. Canon Barbara Stewart.  The liturgy will be the ante-communion, the Eucharistic service through the exchange of the Peace, with the Lord’s Prayer and Blessing and Dismissal.  There will be no celebration of the Eucharist until the lockdown is lifted.We do this in hope that the pandemic will be better controlled, and until the vaccines are more wide-spread and more freely available.  (note – we have offered the Cathedral as a vaccination site should public health need it, as a contribution to the community).  Lunch by George, a food security necessity, will resume operations on 4 January, although it will continue to be served by takeaway only (even in freezing weather).The angels came to the shepherds in the field and proclaimed: ‘Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. (Luke 2.10 KJV)