DINNER SPEAKER: The Rev. Canon Dr. Richard LeSueur

The Rev. Canon Dr. Richard LeSueur


Richard has served for 36 years as an Anglican priest in Western and Central Canada and in the Diocese of Jerusalem. He is a former lecturer with St. George’s College, Jerusalem and continues to teach programs of biblical studies in the Middle East as adjunct faculty with Trinity Divinity, Toronto. He serves as a member of the Advisory Council with "The Canadian Companions of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem." He received his doctorate from St. Stephen’s College in 1997 with studies in spirituality and adult education.

Jerusalem Sunday and the ties that bind

For the Rev. Canon Richard LeSueur, the meaning of Jerusalem Sunday was encapsulated in a letter he received from Archbishop Michael Peers, then-Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, while living in Jerusalem during the First Intifada.

“We would go to bed at night and we would hear gunfire echoing off the Mount of Olives,” recalled LeSueur, who was teaching at St. George’s College at the time. “It was a tremendously stressful time. There were a lot of military vehicles then and many incidents that were occurring, and you feel so far away.”

Currently on the advisory council of the Canadian Companions of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, LeSueur was moved to tears by the letter from Archbishop Peers, which he said included the following words: “You are not forgotten. You are being remembered by your church a long way away, and we are holding you in our prayers.”

“That’s why we do Jerusalem Sunday,” LeSueur said. “And that’s why we have Companions of Jerusalem—because it means so much when they know that we have not forgotten them, and we are praying for them and we care about them.”

Borrowed from the Anglican Journal – April 28, 2016



The Rev. Dr. Iain Luke 

Iain became the new Principal of the College of Emmanuel and St Chad, earlier this summer.  Although Welsh by birth, his roots are in Saskatchewan, where he grew up in the town of Porcupine Plain, and returned to serve parishes in Nipawin and Humboldt. More recently, he taught in the Faculty of Theology of St. John’s College, Winnipeg and then spent nine years as dean of the Diocese of Athabasca and rector of St. James’ Cathedral, Peace River.  Iain is married to the Rev. Victoria Luke, and they have two school-aged daughters, Elizabeth and Catherine.


Almighty and everliving God; source of all wisdom and understanding, grant to us the presence and guidance of your Holy Spirit, at this year’s Synod that we may encourage one another in all good works and always be faithful witnesses to your sacrificial love.  Grant this we ask, through your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.


On Sunday, October 2nd, the Cathedral will be welcoming people throughout the diocese to their 'Mother' church for two special events.  

Diocesan Synod will be hosted at the Cathedral (September 30th - October 2nd.)  

The closing Eucharist of Synod will be held in the Cathedral on Sunday, October 2nd at 10:30 a.m.  (PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL NOT BE AN 8 A.M. SERVICE THAT DAY.) 

All the clergy and synod delegates of the diocese will be with us that morning and all Anglican parishes in the City of Saskatoon have been invited.  

At this same service, The Reverends Matteo Carboni, Barbara Forsyth, Trevor Malyon, and Jan Trost will be ordained to the priesthood.  

Your prayers and presence are requested for this very meaningful and powerful service that is bringing our diocesan family together.