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Can we truly claim the profound dignity of the baptized, of personhood? How do we live into this awesome mystery as the Church, through her liturgy, the Eucharist, prayer, metanoia, tradition, community and mission? What is the kenotic posture, the antinomy we are to embrace if we are to travel where reason and the god made in our own image is finally left behind?


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Gregor Sneddon
Gregor Sneddon serves is a Presbyter in the Diocese of Ottawa serving as Rector of St Matthew’s, Ottawa. He is a graduate of the Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies and is the Coordinator for Contemplative Outreach of Eastern Ontario. Gregor is a council member with Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission and serves on the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation. He is a husband, a dad, and enjoys being in the woods, a good dinner party and swinging the blues.

Recent blog posts

Who is Lord? Vigil, personhood, renunciation and baptismal identity, part 2

April 11th, 2017

Coming to the church from Eastern traditions, my personal difficulty was not just in personifying evil, but personifying God. If I am a person, how is God a person? Is Satan a person?


Who is Lord? Vigil, personhood, renunciation and baptismal identity, part 1

April 6th, 2017

Are you ready to renounce your pharoahs and name your true Lord?


Spring decorating

March 29th, 2017

First, the church exists to worship God in Jesus Christ. Second, the Church exists to make new disciples of Jesus Christ. Everything else is decoration.


Dung in her hair

March 9th, 2017

Esther has “Gap.” Naming our unworthiness, with our hair full of dung does not please God. The posture of humility and repentance is for us: to create the space, and to acknowledge the vast gap—so to enable us to receive what God has already given.


Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing

March 2nd, 2017

The language of sin and death doesn’t bode well for filling our pews with newcomers, it would seem. We tactfully tiptoe around these words, somehow afraid that we’re being perceived as exclusive, barn-burner preachers with tightly brill-creamed hair, our voices hoarse with gnashing of teeth and hell fire, waving the holy book above our heads.


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