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VANCOUVER, BC: St. John's Shaughnessy hosts a Halloween Spooktacular

VANCOUVER, BC: St. John's Shaughnessy hosts a Halloween Spooktacular
Halloween Organ Spooktacular: FOTO

by David of Samizdat
https://www.anglicansamizdat.net/
Oct. 21, 2019

St. John's, Shaughnessy, in Vancouver, BC evicted a thriving congregation in the Diocese of New Westminster in 2011, resulting in a church that resembled a mausoleum and a massive loss of revenue. It's an expensive church to maintain so, in 2018, the diocese rented the church to a film crew making a TV program called, aptly enough, Imposters.

Now in a further attempt to fill the pews, St. John's has decided to appeal to the occult by hosting a "Halloween Spooktacular".

St. John's belief in the reality of the occult is on much the same level as its belief in Christianity: close to non-existent.

Here is the ad for the show::

When: Oct. 25, 7:30-9 p.m.

Where: St. John's Shaughnessy Anglican Church

Tickets and info: by donation, vancouver.anglican.ca

As part of its 50th anniversary revitalization campaign, the grand pipe organ of St John's Shaughnessy has been undergoing a major technological overhaul. To give the instrument a proper workout, the Royal Canadian College of Organists is holding its annual Halloween Spooktacular concert at SJS rather than St Andrew's-Wesley (which is closed for renovations anyway). Dressed in Halloween attire, nine organists will perform spooky selections from the Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor (used in the 1962 movie Phantom of the Opera, for one), Chopin's Funeral March, Berloiz' March to the Scaffold, and Grieg's Death of Ase. Audience members are encouraged to dress up, and there will be treats for the kids.

VOL FOOTNOTE: It is hard to make this stuff up. Virtually impossible to satirize. The Anglican Church of Canada is fast disappearing. It will be out of business by 2040, possibly sooner as things now stand with overall average Sunday attendance now below 100,000 nationwide. See my story here: https://virtueonline.org/anglican-church-canada-faces-extinction-2040-new-report-reveals

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