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Advent 2013: P.D. James

Advent 2013: P.D. James

(Photo: C. Peter Molloy)

This summer your editor, C. Peter Molloy, was pleased to sit down with The Right Honourable Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, known to her millions of readers as P.D. James. In this excerpt from that conversation, Baroness James talks about one book that has truly captured her heart.

TAP: Baroness James, it is a great pleasure to be with you. I wonder if we could start by talking about your spiritual life?

PDJ: Well, I came to The Book of Common Prayer and to the Church of England

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Eastertide 2011: Elaine Young 

(Photo: Sue Careless)

Over 16 million people in 164 countries have taken an Alpha course, including a quarter million Canadians. Anglican laywoman Elaine Young is Alpha Canada's Regional Director for the Atlantic Provinces and the Canadian Director for Relationship Central. She talks with Sue Careless about the popular evangelistic program and some of its new courses.   

Alpha has, by any measure, been an outstanding success in spreading the Gospel of Christ,

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Michaelmas, 2013: Pilar Gonzalez Gatemen

(Photo: Brent Gateman)

‘God doesn’t call you because you are a priest. He makes you one,‘ says Rev. Pilar Gonzalez Gatemen.  “I am still growing into it.” The current rector of Christ Church, Fort Macleod, Alberta taught school for 16 years, and was one of those faithful parishioners who volunteers for job after job – teaching Sunday School, cooking Alpha dinners – with no thoughts of heading to seminary. She and husband, Brent, who owns a regional airline and flight school, were busy

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Trinity, 2013: Héctor (Tito) Zavala

Photo: Sue Careless

The Bishop of Chile, Héctor (Tito) Zavala, is also the Presiding Bishop of the Southern Cone: Iglesia Anglicana del Cono Sur de América. Elected in November 2010, Bishop Tito is the Province’s first Latin American Primate, as well as Chile’s first Latino bishop. Sue Careless interviewed him in April at the Eastern Assembly of the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC), where he was the keynote speaker.

TAP: Your Province covers the lower half of the continent of South America. Is it growing numerically? 

HZ: Yes. We have about 25,000 members in a continent of 110 million people. The Province of the Southern Cone is made up of

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Easter, 2013: Wendy LeMarquand

(Photo: Canon Dr John Macdonald)

Canadians Dr. Wendy LeMarquand and her husband, Bishop Grant LeMarquand, moved from their home in Ambridge, Pennsylvania last fall to serve in the community of Gambella, located in western Ethiopia near the Sudanese border. Their work is primarily among refugees who have fled Sudan. Bishop Grant is an area bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Egypt, responsible for the Horn of Africa. Debra Fieguth interviewed “Dr. Wendy” in Addis Ababa via Skype.

TAP: What is your work or week day like? What do you do as a physician in your new environment?

WLM: That’s an excellent question. The fact that I don’t have government permission to work as a physician at this point has given me a chance to see what I might do once my paperwork is approved. They’re really careful in Ethiopia. In the meantime

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