Chapel services are suspended until further notice.
Acadia University official Covid-19 Information

 

Here are links to some Acadia and religious resources to accompany reflections on participation in the quest for equality, empowerment and space for all to breathe.

 


Acadia University has created a COVID Student Relief fund for students in need.
International students are facing some of the most significant need, due to travel restrictions and/or financial pressures.
Many students remain on-campus and locally in Wolfville, challenged to find work and in some cases, dependent on parents who are without employment, so returning to Acadia in September will be difficult.

You can assist by making a donation to the
COVID Student Relief Fund online at
giving.acadiau.ca/COVID, in person or by mail to
Acadia Advancement Office, 15 University Avenue, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6.
You can request that your donation be directed to international students.
Questions? Email advancement@acadiau.ca or call
902-585-1459.

 


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A message from John and the choir:

Like so many in Nova Scotia, in Canada, and around the world, we're struggling to find peace following the tragic events of April 18 and 19. We were inspired to tackle a "virtual choir" project last week, having no idea just how much these simple words, "I love you" will need to be heard by a grieving province and country.
Peace to you all. We love you.
John

 

Prayer and Worship Resources
During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Covid-19)

Daily Prayer and Bible Reading

General

Daily Readings (From the Bible) [5 – 10 minutes]

https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/daily.php?year=A

Description: Readings for the Liturgical Year November 2019 – November 2020; 3 readings per day consisting of a Psalm, reading from the Old Testament and Reading from the New Testament.

Sacred Space [Approximately 5 minutes with additional guides to extend the prayer time]

www.sacredspace.ie

Description: Daily Prayer inclusive of preparation, contemplation and Bible Reading developed by the Irish Jesuits.  Also available in other languages.

 

Morning Prayer

The Deer's Cry (with lyrics) [approximately 3 minutes]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IBoTx4-7lk

Description: Prayer also known as ‘St. Patrick’s Breastplate’ set to music, accompanied by nature scenes.

 

Midday Prayer

Northumbria Community [Approximately 4 minutes]

https://www.northumbriacommunity.org/offices/midday-prayer/

Description: brief prayers and meditations by a diverse and dispersed community of Christians who commit to Celtic daily prayer; social action and mutual accountability.  Morning and Evening Prayers are also available.

 

Evening Prayer

Lutheran Church of Honolulu [Approximately 5 minutes]

http://www.lchwelcome.org/spirit/office/evening.php

Description: includes prayers from the Episcopal Church tradition, Bible readings from the Common Lectionary.  Morning, Midday and Night Prayers also available.

 

Daily Prayer Focus for the Acadia University Community

General

Acadia University Prayer

Lord God of all wisdom, we pray for Acadia University, that she may be faithful to the purposes of our Founders, continue to promote the search for truth and knowledge, and be an inspiration to others who follow. May we be a community of scholars sharing this ambition, caring for one another, and loyal to the truth revealed to us as thy disciples. Amen.

 

Further general prayers for students here

Sunday

President and Vice-Chancellor Peter Ricketts, Vice Presidents and staff

Information on the Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor

https://www2.acadiau.ca/about-acadia/leadership/president-vice-chancellor/welcome.html

Monday

Faculty of Arts: Dean Laura Robinson, faculty, staff and students

Information on the Faculty of Arts:

https://arts.acadiau.ca/welcome.html

Tuesday

Faculty of Professional Studies: Acting Dean Ann Vibert, faculty, staff and students

Information on the Faculty of Professional Studies:

https://professionalstudies.acadiau.ca/home.html

 

Wednesday

Faculty of Theology Dean Anna Robbins, faculty, staff and students

Information on the Faculty of Theology, Acadia Divinity college

https://acadiadiv.ca/

Manning Memorial Chapel Team Chaplain Marjorie Lewis, University and Chapel Organist John Scott, Chapel Assistants, those who worship and have gatherings in the Chapel; Faith Groups at Acadia University

Thursday

Acadia Resource Centres: Entrepreneurship, Academic, Athletics, Students’ Union, Accessible Learning, Alumni Affairs, Health, Residence Life, Bookstore, Library, Open Acadia, Registrar’s Office, Safety and Security, Scholarships and Financial Assistance, Student Resource/Counselling Centre, Technology Services, Wong International Centre

Friday

Faculty of Pure and Applied Science - Dean Suzie Currie, faculty, staff and students

Information on the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science

https://science.acadiau.ca/science-welcome.html

Saturday

Research and Graduate Studies Dean Anna Redden, faculty, staff and students

Information on the Faculty of Research and Graduate Studies

https://gradstudies.acadiau.ca/home.html

 

Daily Prayer Focus for the World

General

“We are all Relatives” A Letter to the United Church of Canada from the National Indigenous Elders Council [3 minutes]

https://www.united-church.ca/news/we-are-all-relatives?utm_source=United+Church+Website+Subscribers&utm_campaign=4ec1a7c10a-U-C_News_EMAIL&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_425d9dcc60-4ec1a7c10a-188607685&mc_cid=4ec1a7c10a&mc_eid=97e99bda73

Description: Letter and prayer from the Indigenous Elders Council affirming good leadership, mutual support and the value of prayer and ceremony during the COVID- 19 experience.

Praying Together as we face COVID-19 (2 minutes)

https://jbu.church/1094/praying-together-as-we-face-covid-19/

Description: prayer of the Jamaica Baptist Union that can be adapted to make specific mention of other countries

Cancer During COVID: A Meditation (13 Minutes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_RSaM-CIfc&app=desktop

Description: Introduction and general reflection on suffering and death followed by compassionate guided meditation. Presented by Nova Scotian Hospital Chaplain as resource for persons with sick or worried relatives whom they can’t visit in person.

Sunday

Give thanks for: the beauty of nature, the love of friends and family, the joy of pets

Pray for: Religious Leaders, Governments, the United Nations, activists for peace and the preservation of the environment

Monday

Give thanks for: creativity, innovation, skill and the human potential

Pray for: Entertainers and all experts in the visual, performing and plastic arts; experts in business, innovation, communication, human development, justice and peace.

Tuesday

Give thanks for: life, strength, abilities; opportunities to study and grow

Pray for: people with disabilities; Indigenous peoples, people of African descent, ethnic minorities within countries; students who struggle to find food, finance tuition, or fear falling behind in their studies.

Wednesday

Give thanks for: God’s love, power and mercy; freedom to worship and opportunities to serve others

Pray for: people of faith who struggle with doubts or have lost their faith; those who experience prejudice or persecution because of their faith; the World Council of Churches.

Thursday

Give thanks for: help, health, healing, hospitality, protection and kindness.

Pray for: Those who are lonely, elderly, imprisoned, homeless, struggling with addiction; children without care and protection; victims of human trafficking; those isolated and alone because of COVID-19.

Friday

Give thanks for: those who teach, inspire, design equipment and develop therapies to support human well-being and right use of the world’s resources.

Pray for: refugees and displaced persons; those who are abused, sick, dying, worried, living in war zones; and those who have given up hope; Doctors, Nurses, Lab Technicians, Cleaners, Garbage Collectors, Security Personnel, counsellors, Caregivers, Social Workers, Volunteers and all working to prevent infection, treat illness and ensure safety and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic

Saturday

Give thanks for: rest, leisure and laughter

Pray for: those without recreation, those struggling to do the right thing, those living with poverty; those who have experienced trauma, those without access to a regular and clean water supply, those with no space to practice social distancing, those we dislike and those who we think are hostile towards us

 

Weekly Worship Services & Congregational Activities

Worship Resources in English
Worship Resources in French