The Chapel of St. Barnabas Apostle and Martyr
Evangelical Heart - Anglican Patrimony - Catholic Faith
A Chapel of the Anglican Use within the Catholic Communion
awaiting incorporation into the Canadian deanery of St. John the Baptist
of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter
Administrator: Doug Hayman
NOTICE: Until further notice, there will be no services for St. Barnabas,
except the Daily Offices of Morning and Evening Prayer, conducted
in the Haymans' home Chapel, 44 Sophia Street, Johnstown;
BUT SERMONS CONTINUE TO BE POSTED.
For more information, please email Church Office or call (613) 925-5865.
Welcome to the Chapel of St. Barnabas!
Anglican Patrimony within the Catholic Communion
St. Barnabas was a companion of St. Paul in the early apostolic ministry of the Church (cf. Acts 4:36-37; 9:26-27; 11:22-30; 12:25 - 15:40; I Cor. 9:6; Galatians 2). He was highly regarded for his preaching and the effectiveness of his witness, so his shield features an open Bible, presenting "the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ", surrounded by three stones, recalling the manner of his martyrdom.
Not every Christian will be put to death for his or her faith, i.e. a literal "martyrdom"; but all are called to give their lives in witness to the Gospel, as "living sacrifices" (c.f. Romans 12:1). The Greek "martus/marturos" translates as "witness" in English, and is the root of the word "martyr". Our pattern of worship is that set out in the Book of Common Prayer (Canada 1962), a book which encourages the faithful to follow, not just Sunday worship, but a daily round of prayer and Bible reading, "that we show forth Thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to Thy service, and by walking before Thee in holiness and righteousness all our days".
LISTEN TO SERMONS FROM
ST. BARNABAS ONLINE
Weekly sermons are now available on the Internet.
VISIT OUR PARISH BLOG
Also see our parish news archive.(updated April 18, 2012)
BIBLE STUDY RESOURCES:
Here you may find a Bible study on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, as well as a study for each week of Lent. You may also wish to read Fr. Doug's talk entitled From Bondage to Freedom.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Holy Nativity (Barrhaven)
Site maintained by Michael Trolly. Site posted: September 5, 2004. Last updated: May 4th, 2013.