A Message from the Dean,
the Very Reverend Alexandra Meek


Welcome to All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral.

Located in the heart of Edmonton, All Saints’ seeks to be a sacred and safe space for our community and all who gather here.  During this unprecedented time when we are being asked to refrain from gathering in corporate worship, we are searching to find new ways to connect.  As we are constantly being reminded to consider our bodies, washing our hands, keeping safe distances from one another, not touching our faces, I have been reminded again of the words of St.Teresa of Avila and how we remain, even in these days, the body of Christ:

 

Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

 

While we wait for the day when we can greet each other face to face, we are finding new ways to connect with each other: through online for worship and fellowship, calls and letters and our food security ministries continue, albeit in new “socially distanced” formats. My prayer is that during these days we will continue to find new ways to be the hands and feet of Christ, carrying good and blessing and compassion to all, even as we are apart.

The Very Reverend Neil Gordon