Feast of All Saints: Dan 7: 1-3, 15-18; Ps 149: 1-9; Eph 1: 11-23; Luke 6: 20-31
"Saints are those who discover the Holy in life..." "Saints are those who discover the Holy in life..."

Sermon preached by the Right Reverend John Stephens during the Episcopal Visit to his parish of St. Thomas in East Vancouver for the Feast of All Saints. During this liturgy, Aliyah Ray was baptized and Lorie Chortyk, ODNW, a long time lay leader of the parish and the former Communications Officer of the Diocese of New Westminster was invested into the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster.

The Investiture liturgy had taken place the day before, November 5, 2022, however, Ms. Chortyk was unable to attend and as is customary the Bishop invests the nominee during an Episcopal Visit to the nominee's parish.

The Investiture and the reading of the Citation are included after the conclusion of the bishop's homily.


  • Lorie Chortyk, ODNW and Bishop Stephens
  • The newly baptized Aliyah Rae with her family, the bishop, the rector and the crucifer.

Photos: Mike Roberts, ODNW

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