David Tiessen


  • David Tiessen

    The Very Reverend David Tiessen is the Dean of the Cathedral Church of St Michael & All Angels, Kelowna, Diocese of Kootenay BC


Primate of Canada

The Primate Visits Kootenay

Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, was present with us in the Diocese of Kootenay for Holy Week and Easter 2024.

Mission of Love

Recently, a Friday (12:15) Eucharist at the Cathedral drew us into the life of Bishop Edward King (1825-1910). Before becoming Bishop of Lincoln, King taught

A Recognition & Epiphany

Sometime last spring, a social studies class of junior high students visited the Cathedral to learn about both the architecture and the artifacts (if you

HELP: St Michael & All Angels

“Grant that as your holy angels stand before you in heaven, so at your command they may help and defend us here on earth.” As

Yesterday and Today

The Cathedral Church of St Michael and All Angels, Kelowna BC Recently, the Cathedral Church of St. Michael and All Angels in Kelowna welcomed the

Reflection The Ascension

Recently, my daughter’s grade 12 philosophy class watched the groundbreaking 1999 movie The Matrix. I was not surprised that it was being shown as a

Facing Existential Realities

We have been hearing the word ‘existential’ quite a bit lately. Primarily, this is used as an adjective, describing something that is simply “related to

In Your Light We See Light

“I can see clearly now the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way…” So goes the 1972 hit song by Johnny

Storied Listening

Storied Listening

In anticipation of “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation,” members of the Central Okanagan Regional Council visited the Sncewips Heritage Museum of Westbank First Nation

Summer Listening

This summer included a week serving as chaplain to Camp OAC together with my spouse Leanne, where we enjoyed being part of the dedicated camp



‘Expansion’ is not a word that has been to the forefront of late; ‘retraction’ has so often been the watchword of our times. So in

Lenten Wisdom

Recently I came across a wonderful little story from a collection of the sayings of the ‘desert fathers and mothers,’ who sought the solitude of

Christmas celebrations symbolized in Kootenay Diocese Banners displayed during Advent— St Andrew’s, Trail

Looking for the Light of Christ

One thing I very much appreciate about the liturgical calendar is the way it leads our attention — the different seasons pointing us to attend to different aspects of the faith. The lengthy season of Epiphany this year affords us the opportunity to trace the light of Christ going out into all the world!

Turning the Calendar

As we flip the calendar from the year that has been to another now beginning, I cannot help but recall just how much that act was anticipated a year ago. Most of us were turn- ing from 2020 to 2021 with great anticipation: “2021 can’t come fast enough” and “good riddance to 2020.”

A solitary mushroom outside my front door

A Meditation for Advent

One fall day in October I took note of this solitary mushroom outside my front door, growing among the fallen leaves and the detritus that collects along the fence line.

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