Educational Videos & Events

Anti-Racism and Witness: Opposing Racism in the Church and the World

June 27, 6 p.m. on Zoom

The last few years have opened our eyes and ears to the burning injustice of racism in society. We believe that racism in all its forms is a sin against God and our neighbour and that, as Christians, we are called to proclaim the Kingdom of God by pursuing justice, breaking down barriers, and affirming the dignity of all people. To elevate the discourse on this important topic, we are hosting a moderated discussion on anti-racism and allyship, particularly as they pertain to our call as Christians to bear witness to the Kingdom of God both within the Church and in our daily lives. 

Our panelists are:

  • The Rt. Rev’d Chris Harper, Bishop of Saskatoon and former Indigenous Priest for the Diocese of Toronto
  • Royson James, columnist for the Toronto Star 
  • Bhutila Karpoche, MPP Parkdale-High Park
  • Moderator: Brittany Hudson, former Child & Youth Minister for St. Olave’s and member of Black Anglicans, Diocese of Toronto

To receive the link for this Zoom event, please email our office at stolaves@stolaves.ca


The Best of Animals

June 2, 2021, 7 p.m.

Join us on our YouTube channel for a collection of poetry, prose and music celebrating our fine furry friends. 

 


A Zoom Eastertide series with
the Reverend Dr. Schuyler Brown

Join Dr. Brown, St. Olave’s Honorary Assistant, for Zen and Christianity, a series based on the book Zen Gifts to Christians, by Zen roshi Robert Kennedy, who is also a Jesuit priest.

Join us on Zoom at 7 p.m. for Evening Prayer, followed by a recorded presentation and live discussion. 

April 14 – Robert Kennedy: Jesuit priest and Zen roshi

April 21 – Meditation and zazen

April 28 – Mix and match

May 5 – Soul: illusion or paradox?

 


Angels & Giants: Biblical Characters Cloaked in Mystery

A Zoom Lenten series with
the Reverend Rob Mitchell

Wednesdays, February 24 to March 24

7 p.m. – Evening Prayer on Zoom
7:30 p.m. – Video presentation and talk 

Rev’d Rob brings to life some of the most colourful characters of the Bible. Contact the office to receive the Zoom link.

February 24 – Biblical Giants | The Nephilim, Rephaim and Others 



March 3 – Divine Visitors | The Three Visitors to Abraham and Jacob’s opponent


March 10 – Israel’s Helpers | Melchizedek and The Commander of the Lord’s Army 


March 17 – Son of God; Son of Man | The Fourth Man in the Fiery Furnace and the One like a Son of Man


March 24 –  Anonymous Associates | The Fleeing Young Man, The Young Man in the Tomb, and The Beloved Disciple

 


Thursday, March 18, 5:30 p.m. 

To commemorate the anniversary of the first death in Toronto from COVID-19, and in response to an invitation from Mayor John Tory to faith communities to mark this solemn anniversary, St. Olave’s will hold a special service of Holy Communion for all those who have lost their lives to this disease. The service will be streamed live on St. Olave’s YouTube channel at 5:30 p.m. Please join us in remembering them. Download the Order of Service here.


Arts Guild presents

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7 p.m.

St. Olave’s Arts Guild presents Comfort & Joy, a collection of light-hearted readings and music for the Christmas season.  


Fall Zoom series with the Rev’d Alexandra Pohlod 

When we pray the Litany in church (BCP p. 30), we ask to be delivered from, among other things, heresy, false doctrine and schism. But what are these heresies, lies and deep divisions that are so bad that we need to be protected from them? Why have they been the cause of such controversy throughout the ages? And why do they continue to figure in our prayers? St. Olave’s Assistant Curate Rev’d Alexandra discussed several of the major heresies and the role they played in shaping the Creeds, the Articles of Religion, and our teaching today. View the talks below.




Arts Guild presents

Together Apart: music and prose for a pandemic

June 24, 2020 7 p.m.


Videos featuring the Book of Common Prayer

St. Olave’s has produced several education videos that bring a focus to the prayerbook. Click hear to view our curated YouTube Playlist. 


Comfortable Words

Rev’d Rob and Rev’d Alexandra are creating a weekly online educational series called Comfortable Words designed to entertain and enlighten during this difficult time. Videos are posted here weekly!

For Children’s Resources click here.

Praying the Psalms with Rev’d Alexandra Pohlod, July 8, 2020

Liturgical Colours with Rev’d Rob Mitchell, June 17, 2020

The Theology of the Eucharist and Spiritual Communion with Rev’d Alexandra Pohlod, June 10, 2020
(Download Resource)

The History of Our Parish with Rev’d Rob Mitchell, June 3, 2020

The Prayer of Petition with Rev’d Alexandra Pohlod, May 28, 2020

The Life of the Christian in St. Olave’s Windows with Rev’d Rob Mitchell, May 21, 2020

The Igantian Examen with Rev’d Alexandra Pohlod, May 14, 2020

The Life of Christ in St. Olave’s Windows with Rev’d Rob Mitchell, May 7, 2020

Praying with the Scriptures with Rev’d Alexandra Pohlod, April 29, 2020

Sacred Symbols with the Rev’d Rob Mitchell, April 22, 2020

Anchoresses and Anchorites with the Rev’d Alexandra Pohlod, April 15, 2020

The Prayerbook at Home with the Rev’d Rob Mitchell, April 8, 2020

 

 


Eastertide Series: The Art of the Prayerbook

with the Rev’d Dr. Schuyler Brown 

Wednesdays in Eastertide, April 22, 29, May 6, May 13

St. Olave’s Honorary Assistant Rev’d Dr. Schuyler Brown  walks us through John Wall’s major book Transformations of the Word. Video presentations will be posted here each Wednesday, and also shared on Facebook and in the Wednesday e-blasts.

 




Lenten Series: The Beauty of Holiness

with the Rev’d Rob Mitchell and the Rev’d Alexandra Pohlod

Vestments and Clerical Attire, March 18, 2020

An Instructed Eucharist, March 25, 2020

Rev’d Rob Mitchell and the Rev’d Alexandra Pohlod explore the details of traditional Anglican worship: the structure of Prayer Book services, the items used in worship, the clothing worn by the clergy, and other features that make Anglican services so beautiful.